Even though many organized religions are losing members, evangelicals are gaining power in the United States.
This is scary, their talk of satan and demons.
I just started reading Catherine Nixey's book The Darkening Age (The Christian Destruction of the Classical World). It's scary how much he attitudes of evangelicals are so much like those of the early middle ages.
Satan is the supernatural fall guy. Atheist are believed at least by many sects of Christianity (including the one I came from) to be slaves to Satan.
In truth, the do not have to think it up at all. This thinking is ingrained into them as a second nature. That is what indoctrination is all about. Thank you for the oppertunity to address this black and white thinking.
As Satan is a fictional construct from literature - the Christians are a bit off.... I'm presuming Christians as this is a typical foray into the Vatican's twisted mind.
It could just as easily be White Supremacists I suppose.
Let me tell you about the "missions" to save those 'poor black folks in Africa' that they're still running.
I'm great with people who want to bring clean water in - and programs to help women to provide for themselves with their businesses (handmade art etc) and Doctors without Borders - all good stuff... but religion? Ack. (Sorry I'm having a flashback again....). I've been out a lot of years and I still find it truly appalling.