It sounds ridiculous to us, but to people steeped in certain beliefs without much technical understanding of what they were saying, it sounded plausible, I suppose.Originally Posted by wikipedia
True. Well, what you go through is not much different than the struggles people have in other religions. I always got tired after some time of hearing that Satan (the devil) was hiding behind every little bush and flower and tree, waiting to mislead and take over any Christian who was not keeping up with their prayers and disciplines and keeping attached to God. Honestly, often people just do the wrong thing because they are ... human.If it was me, I would have said eat all your food, because some humans are starving and we shouldn't waste food. That would actually make more sense then that whole devil nonsense.
You do make a comment in your last post that I have thought too -- namely, "Although there is no proof, is their interpretation wrong?" I can't show that demons won't eat your crispy black crunchy little potato chips... but that doesn't mean there isn't one. (I think Descartes explored this idea.)
It's simply that, if I have to pick the "best" answer, I simply cannot in good conscience endorse or live according to that sort of interpretation of life.