Sometime things in life just happen without no cause, but most people can’t seem to understand that and want to blame the boogeyman and say things like,” He’s just trying to get you to stray.” I mean I’ve never let myself allow my imagination to stretch that far to blame an entity for anything. I take responsibility of me and just do the best I can to move passed things that just happens in life.
It certainly does Emerald; just as much as when people say things like "thank god he's alive" or thank god she was not killed in the car accident", (even though five other people were killed in the same accident) there are a thousand similar mindless exclamations used by the devout, or just plain unthinking.
Well what's baffling about it for me is that some Christians seem to have more faith in Satan than in their deity. They go on about Satan's wiles and deceptions as if their god is powerless before him -- and even before Satan's mere minions. Some of them perform cleansing rituals and toss certain objects (e.g., owls) out of their homes so as not to give these evil entities any purchase or right to be present with them. It becomes, for some of them, a downright obsessive / compulsive neurosis.
This is all part of the religious mindset. God has imposed rules that must be followed. Satan manifests himself as anything bad. So yes, temptation. It's all part of the sky-daddy fantasy world. It works both ways too. I hate the phrase "I'm only human." Really? What a crock of shit. It's nothing but the abdication of responsibility for your actions.