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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 8 2013 3:55 p.m. MDT

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Joan Watson
TWIN FALLS, ID

Smart and intelligent man.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

The media is not out of touch when it comes to imaginary characters. There was a story last week here about bigfoot.

Northern Lights
Arco, ID

I believe that Justice Scalia is spot on with his comments. The master deceiver seems to be raging throughout the Earth.

C.S. Lewis made a profound observation in the Screwtape Letters. He wrote, "There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. The devils themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight."

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

To: Hutterite, American Fork, UT and Red Corvette, SACRAMENTO, CA - you both seem to be intelligent individuals. Do you really want to take that bet that the devil does not exist? Just asking.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"Do you really want to take that bet that the devil does not exist? Just asking."

And what difference does it make either way? And, whatever your response is, support it with something.

Is the "devil" responsible for all the "bad" things that people do? Some of the bad things?
How can you tell if the devil is responsible, or the person is just a bad person.

When people do bad things, can they forgo responsibility because "the devil made them do it"?

What I see is this
Good things happen and bad things happen. People do good things and people do bad things.

Bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. And it looks to me they happen at roughly the same pace.

Maybe the devil is just YOUR conscious. Take some personal responsibility and quit blaming the devil for your bad choices.

The Scientist
Provo, UT

Belief is such a precious thing, it is wise not to give it to anything unworthy - such as wasting it on Santa, fairies, angels or devils, or the like.

sharrona
layton, UT

“He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon.”

2 Corinthians 11:13-14,”For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
In Mt 6:13 NIV, The correct translation is “deliver us from the evil one”(Satan).

In 3Nephi 13:12, (Jesus)“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”. Did Jesus(A.D 34) teach the Nephites an abstract prayer?

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

Red Corvette

I agree. If the Devil "made" anyone do something evil, then that individule could not be held accountable for their sins. I do however believe that there is such extreme evil in this world that there is a force influencing it. Maybe the saying should go, "The Devil asked me to do it."

scwoz
gambier, oh

Stand up for what you believe. Thank you

The Scientist
Provo, UT

Believe in things that are worth standing up for.

Such as truth and reality rather than fairy tales.

You're welcome.

Luke Nelson
West Valley City, UT

@JoeBlow, @Red Corvette

It is true, the devil can not make you do anything. He can tempt us though.

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