The Devil

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by alan1, Oct 1, 2011.

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Do you think the devil exists?

Poll closed Dec 30, 2011.
  1. I have an Abrahamic faith and believe the devil exists

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  2. I have an Abrahamic faith but do not believe the devil exists

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  3. I don’t have an Abrahamic faith and believe the devil exists

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  4. I don’t have an Abrahamic faith and do not believe the devil exists

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  5. I am an atheist, so I believe that neither gods nor devils exist

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  6. I am agnostic and still thinking this through

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  7. MountainMan is an idiot for asking this question

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  1. alan1
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    A friend of mine recently mentioned that they believe the devil exists.
    Being the atheist that I am, I dismiss the devils existence just as I dismiss the existence of god.

    Out of curiosity, I wonder if others believe in the existence of the devil.
    Please offer us your opinion to support your vote.

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    I know the Devil exists but he would ONLY appear as a man in a red suit with a pitch fork and tell me; "I am Satan! Give me your soul!" so I can never be fooled by him.

    He would never appear as something I might find fun or attractive that I would willingly invite into my life and my house. He doesn't work that way.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    fyi, i don't believe the Devil as Christians know of him, is believed by the Jews...so it's a little confusing listing it as an abrahamic religion...and Muslims see Satan as an 'adversary of man', and not God....so truly, i think the 'Devil' is Christian....imho.
     
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    I think DEVIL is probably just a word passed down through language with "de" meaning "of" and "vil" connoting "vile" or "villainous".
     
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    I'm sure he exists....this world is proof. The world belongs more to satan right now, but it won't always be that way....Praise God!!!!
     
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    As an agnostic, I have no opinion. Time will tell.

    As a pragmatist, yes, the devil, exists and is identified by his suit, white shirt, ingratiating manner, wide smile and his many occupations: Banker, broker and insurance maker.
     
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    Well, I couldn't just say "evil", I'm already proof of that existence (cheetohs).
    Devil - D = evil
     
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    You forgot politician. :lol:
     
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    D'evil
     
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    S'atan
     

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