• Question: Why do people worship the devil?

    Asked by omega12543580 to Alastair, Emma, Hywel, Keith on 23 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Alastair Sloan

      Alastair Sloan answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I have no idea Omega. Just like people who follow Christianity, Islam or other religions, they believe in the devil and what it stands for.

    • Photo: Emma Carter

      Emma Carter answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      There’s no obvious answer for that – it may be because of a need to belong to a group they feel they can relate to or they may be dealing with some very deep issues in thier life like some form of abuse, but it’s probably not as simple as that.

    • Photo: Keith Brain

      Keith Brain answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      Probably because they see the devil as powerful, and people often want to be protected by something more powerful than themselves. As children our patents look after us. Adults are “looked after” by governments (for example, social security and pension, the “welfare state”), and in the past it would have been other types of leaders (chiefs, kings/queens, feudal lords). So, there is an inherent human need to be looked after

      Why the devil, in particular? Its hard to say – perhaps it is attractive to many people because it is a form of rebellion – rebelling against the beliefs of parents or mainstream society.