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    Default 57% believe in the devil, 72% for blacks, 61% for women in the USA

    A majority of Americans believe in the devil, especially blacks and women, according to a new national poll about exorcism.

    The YouGov survey found that 57 percent believe the devil lurks; 72 percent for African Americans and 61 percent for women. Republicans said the devil exists more than Democrats, 65 percent to 55 percent.

    The poll coincides with terrible headlines again filled with disasters, killings and reports that the new Pope Francis is obsessed with the devil and exorcisms.

    At least 42 percent believe people are occasionally possessed by the devil and a full majority, 51 percent, said people can be possessed by the devil “or some other evil spirit.”

    Naturally that leads people to consider exorcism. YouGov found in its survey of 1,000 that 46 percent believe in the power of exorcism, while just 19 percent don’t.

    But it is mostly a Christian fear. While eight in 10 Christians believe in the devil, just 25 percent of Muslims and 17 percent of Jews do.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/57-bel...rticle/2536055

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    I believe the devil is in the detail.

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    With the amount of violence I'm seeing recently, I certainly do believe that the Devil exists.

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    The Devil is definitely a white male then.

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    "The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Pulled was Convincing the World he didn't Exist"

    ~ The Usual Suspects (1995)

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    Does Tasmanian devil counts as legit devil too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shermbodius View Post
    "The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Pulled was Convincing the World he didn't Exist"

    ~ The Usual Suspects (1995)
    Great film! That quote was adapted from Baudelaire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Gently Benevolent View Post
    The Devil is definitely a white male then.
    heh, blue eyed devil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattfink View Post
    Great film! That quote was adapted from Baudelaire.
    Did not know, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shermbodius View Post
    Did not know, thanks.
    Neither did the film maker when he wrote it. He had heard it, adapted and then at a screening for film students in France someone pointed it out to him.
    ...IIRC

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    All believers pretty much have to believe in the Devil since God needs a counterpart to exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.mucholina View Post
    Does Tasmanian devil counts as legit devil too?


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    Quote Originally Posted by vinny_121_ND View Post
    With the amount of violence I'm seeing recently, I certainly do believe that the Devil exists.
    Violence has always been, and will probably always be.

    Its just violence is much more available to us nowadays, and packaged and distributed to us through TV/internet/video-games, etc. Right into your home with the push of a button. One might think the world is completely hopeless and things are getting worse.

    I don't particularly think so, depraved people doing sick things is as ancient an act, as public sacrifices. People are just so comfortable seeing murder on TV, they assume things are 'getting out of hand' now. Like this is something unheard of a century ago.

    Its a sick world we live in, before you might have the off chance of experiencing it first hand. Now you pretty much will certainly experience it on the living-room TV or computer. Of course usually sanitized and doctored up and pre-packaged for the whole family to see. Don't want to shock the masses to much, need them to come back for some more on tomorrows' news...

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    If disease don't get you, an accident or crime will.

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