According to author M. Scott Peck:
“80 percent of Catholic priests polled confidentially in 1960…[do] not believe in the devil.”
- ***Glimpses of the Devil, ***pg.2
I don’t know about anyone else out there, but this number absolutely frightens me. And think: if it was 80 percent in 1960, imagine what it must be today. I had always thought that belief in Satan was Catholic dogma.
Another issue concerning Satan I wanted to discuss is his nature. It seems that on every thread on these forums Catholics accept the idea that Satan was a fallen angel. I have a hard time believing this (or anything else stated in Revelations, for that matter) and have dismissed it as myth. But I do believe that Satan exists. My idea about Satan is that he is an entity created by MAN, not by God. He draws his existence from the sins of man, and, in turn, tempts man to sin. This, to me, seems much more believable, but bear in mind that it is just a theory of mine.
I thought it would be interesting to know the thoughts and beliefs of other forum members on Satan. If you have anything to discuss about Satan’s existence, intent, or nature, please post it here.