This is just a quick question for those who like practicing creativity.
Now sometimes when discussing fiction (particularly fantasy) I’ve met people who condemn certain works as glorifying the devil simply by having a some overly powerful demon in it.
Now what exactly does that mean? I mean if I were to imagine a demonic monster, with two large horns, is of enormous size, and would require a band of heroes to suffer grave injury (perhaps even sacrifice) in order to destroy it, is that glorifying the devil? Is it glorifying Satan to portray him as some fiery, towering archfiend easily capable of mass destruction? How about portraying him with the same power but as a seductive, young, and slightly feminine incubus with a cold, cruel personality?
In short, if I refuse to portray the devil as some cartoonish red guy with a pointed face (like in most mainstream Christian literature) and opt for a more aesthetically powerful or appealing image, is that glorifying him?