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What is the Devil?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 06.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

From An Opinionated Dictionary of Religion at uponreligion.com DEVIL. Noun. A felon on license from God to wreak havoc on Earth. The notion that u...

Watch Ewan McGregor Play Jesus And Lucifer In 'Last Days In The Desert' Film

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.10.2016 | Religion

Ewan McGregor assumed the difficult task of playing both Jesus Christ and his nemesis, Lucifer, in “Last Days in the Desert,” a new film by Colomb...

John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz 'Lucifer,' Word Searches Dramatically Spike

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.29.2016 | Religion

Former House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday called Sen. Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh" -- which would have been a scathing insult except for the...

Who 666 Might Have Actually Stood For

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.11.2016 | Religion

The number "666" has long been associated with the devil in Christian tradition. The belief comes straight from the Book of Revelation and may have re...

Is Trump the Modern Day Devil?

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.01.2016 | Comedy
Gini Graham Scott

Today, for a growing legion of people, Donald Trump has become the modern devil, because of his association with racism, bigotry, xenophobia, inciting violence, lying about almost everything and otherwise having the attributes of someone who is a dangerous threat to humanity.

Author Takes Down Donald Trump In Exquisite 666-Word Facebook Post

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.13.2016 | Comedy

Matt Haig has no time for Donald Trump. The best-selling British novelist made his feelings for the GOP front-runner perfectly clear Saturday in a cru...

Romney Secretly Endorses Rubio in Devil's Bargain

Marty Rudoy | Posted 02.26.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

A newly reinvigorated Marco Rubio took Donald Trump to task on Trump's dismal business record at the Super Tuesday Republican debate. How did he do it? With Mitt Romney secretly leading the way.

The Devil's Greatest Trick Is To Convince You That You Are Worthless

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion
Derrick De Lise

Who told you that you are worthless in the eyes of God? Who convinced you that you cannot meet expectations? Why did you believe them? Were they peopl...

The Devil Inside...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 12.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

You know the one, the one that sits on the other shoulder telling you to get up to mischief and deviate from the norm, the one that tells you to keep ...

Dear Devil: I Forgive You!

John Schlimm | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

Evil is a parasite. Therefore, the Devil can only thrive if we play host. 1 Peter 5:8 warns us, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the d...

Halloween, Jesus, and Giving the Devil His Due

Eric Elnes | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion
Eric Elnes

Halloween images of ghoulish monsters and devilish demons may be scary, but far more terrifying to me is the idea that one could die before ever having really lived in this world.

Pope Francis's Hollow Rhetoric On Place of LGBTQ People in the Church

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rather than requiring women to ask it for forgiveness, the Vatican needs, instead, to ask those of us whom it has repressed and oppressed for forgiveness of its sins throughout its existence.

The Worst Nightmares of Born-Again Christians

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The dreams of Born-Again Christians do provide accurate reflections of their religious beliefs and concerns. This adds new empirical support to the classic anthropological idea mentioned at the outset that dreaming can be studied as a valuable source of insight into cultural and social dynamics.

Why Tyndale Should Keep Malarkey In Print

Eric Simpson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Books
Eric Simpson

But worse than a six-year-old making the stuff up is Tyndale House self-righteously taking the book off the market because it isn't literally true, as if that should be a big surprise! It's not real? No kidding. Keep selling the book. People enjoy it.

Man Who Smashed 10 Commandments Monument Says Devil Made Him Do It

Reuters | HEIDE BRANDES | Posted 10.25.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - A man was taken into custody on Friday on suspicion of knocking over a Ten Commandments monument with a car on the grounds of the Oklahoma...

The Night the Devil Chased My Mom

Ashley Allen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Ashley Allen

At some point my mom could see that all the evil spirit, demon, and Devil chat was scaring the crap out of us at night, so she took great pains pray over us at bedtime. I said my own prayers fervently, hoping that if the Devil ever did show up, he'd have to go through mom before coming for me. She prayed 10,000 times more often than I did, so I was sure she could take him down.

Catholic Demon-Making

Mathew N. Schmalz | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Mathew N. Schmalz

As a Catholic myself, I do think that something potentially very dangerous is going on. And the devil is in the details. As much as exorcism might be about casting out demons, it's really about bringing back the priest.

Archbishop Cries Media Bias! Satan Is Real!

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Everyone's a media critic, including Archbishop Sam Aquila who told KNUS radio host Dan Caplis last week the media is distorting Pope Fancis, in part ...

What Is Spirituality? A Lenten Reflection for All Spiritual Traditions

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

What is spirituality? "It is," as Rabbi Kaplan puts it, "the progressive unlearning of the strange ideas about God you've been taught..." Consider t...

Ghost of a Chance: A New Paradigm for Pop Music Success?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost's success continues unabated with the release of an EP entitled If You Have Ghosts, which was produced by none other than legendary musician/rock impresario David Grohl (who also contributed as a drummer).

What Is The History Of The Devil?

Ronni Thomas | Posted 02.19.2014 | Weird News
Ronni Thomas

2013-12-20-ScreenShot20131220at3.29.29PM.pngWhy not take a few minutes between window shopping and sucking down Christmas cheer to celebrate the most fascinating, most allusive, most charming historical figure?

Hell Is Nearer Than You Think In This Devilish Map Of America

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion

Whether you believe in Hell or not, the Devil is probably a lot closer than you think. Designer Jonathan Hull has created a map of America's most hell...

Satan's Birthday: A Brief Discussion on Halloween and Christianity

Brandon Ambrosino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brandon Ambrosino

So Satan's Birthday is coming up and I wanted to talk to an expert about it. Here's the transcript of a conversation I recently had with a Religious Studies professor about Halloween and the Christians who hate/boycott/are afraid of it.

Iceland, the Devil and the EU

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Stewart A. Swerdlow

Hallur Hallsson's book, Vulture's Lair, has many unexpected twists and turns. It is a fast-paced novel that accurately describes the world to come if we do not change things now. The hero of the novel is a simple fisherman from a small island off the south coast of Iceland. Yet, he is able to make a difference, as each of us can.

Justice Scalia's Belief In The Devil

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was profiled in New York Magazine with in-depth interview with Jennifer Senior that touched on his judicial phi...