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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Satan is Not a Real Being, Head Jesuit Says

Fr Arturo Sosa, Jesuit Order

Fr Arturo Sosa, head of Jesuit Order of the Roman Catholic argued in an Italian magazine that devil is not a person but simply a symbol of evil.

In a report by the Catholic News Agency, Sosa of the Jesuit Order said that devil "exists as the personification of evil in different structures, but not in persons, because the devil is not a person," but is instead "a way of acting evil...It is a way of evil to be present in human life."

Thus, this is against the Catechism of the Catholic Church who believes that Satan and his accomplices started a rebellion to God for their own good, as the Catechism believed that Satan and other demonic entities are personal and immortal creatures with will and intelligence.

As Sosa strongly emphasized that the devil is only a symbol that appeared to be a symbolic reality and never a personal reality.

But, a lot of Catholics or Christians believed that Satan and others did exist in reality and not see statues of the devil as a mere symbol but a figure of existence.

Research conducted by CARA showed a poll result that 83% of the participants who are known to be from different religion do believe that Satan literally exists.

Mark Gray of CARA said that people who believe in Satan have the tendency to be affected in their behavior and more likely to become conservative in nature.

"Symbols aren't really going to stir the same concerns in someone that a being might. Catholics who believe in the devil and Hell are more likely than those who do not to be religiously active." Gray said.

Published by Mark Lester, Lucis Philippines

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