Evidently our Pontiff has no problems calling the author of evil by name: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/a-modern-pope-gets-old-school-on-the-devil/2014/05/10/f56a9354-1b93-4662-abbb-d877e49f15ea_story.html
Why shouldn't we believe in Satan? He and his ilk get lots of mention in the Bible. FWIW it's often mentioned that the greatest trick he's ever done was convincing most humans he doesn't exist.
I've never met a demon personally even if I believe I've met some evil people. But I've seen Hell in eyes of recovering alcoholics & addicts, so I'll go for the whole enchilada with no problem.
But I won't start imitating Flip Wilson and scream how "The Devil made me do it!" every time I slip into sin. We DO have free will and should hold ourselves accountable when we submit to temptation.
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