As a Roman Catholic, I won’t be writing this post from the perspective of my religion but rather from a more spiritual point of view.
For many when you mention Satan the image of the guy in red cape with a pitchfork, or the horned half man / horse, or a vampire, fallen angel, evil god. I’ll leave that up to your imagination.
For me, Satan or Satan’s influence is more like the Dark Side of the Force or the Yang to God’s Yin. It surrounds us all the time and the only things that protect you from it is a strong moral compass, a high spirit, and personal awareness.
As many you of already know from my other blog posts, I am a student of history and world events. When I see some of the things that have happened over time, I see the influence of evil all over the place.
My thoughts are that, there are two types of evil: First there is Demonic possession ( not like in the movies) but more in people like a serial killer, mass murderer, Adolph Hitler, Pot Pot, the 9/11 Hijackers and of course Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Whenever I see pictures of people like this, their eyes seem almost black to me their seems to be no life force behind the person. The Second type of evil is where a threshold is crossed, and you cross over into evil. I liken this to thieves, politicians and bankers that are drunk on power, many of the wall street types, and generally the people who lie, cheat and steal when they thing nobody is looking.
The world events of the past week in the Middle East leave me wondering how a normally peace-loving religion can get hijacked so easily by the forces of evil. If something doesn’t change quickly here well all me talking about the end of the world.
As this topic relates to the President of the United States, I don’t think he is an evil person but what concerns me are the Socialist and Communist tendencies he has. Under both Socialist and Communist governments there is really nothing more important than “The State” which unto itself raises the specter of Atheism and the denial of a higher power / supreme being. It is under these type of circumstances where evil flourishes.
If you haven’t figured out by now, yes I do believe evil exists and it is up to every single God-fearing person to point that evil out at every turn.