Tricks of the Devil

For this particular article. The devil will be assumed to be a mindset of the masses of the people. More like an intangible abstract influence. However, personifications of the devil will be used in order to best describe the objectives of the devil.

Deception #1

The first trick of the devil is to let you think that he does not exist. Atheist do not believe in a God or a Devil. Therefore they don't believe in good or evil. Therefore they do not have any moral foundations. Any logical or philosophical game can be played within this arena. If your enemy does not exist, who is going to be blamed for all these atrocities. Someone has to be blamed. This will result in people blaming other people, causing a lot of frustrations and unnecessary wars. The devil is an invisible enemy, a shape changer.

Deception #2

Evolution theory is a science without scientific evidence. The evolution theory leads people away from a spiritual path or a knowledge of self. This theory leads to self destruction. It is human nature to question existence. This is what makes human beings special from other animals. Within the evolution theory there is no half man, half monkey archaeological evidence in existence. In order for man to have evolved from apes, there would have been a stage where man was half ape. Given that apes are still alive, this means that the half man, half ape would still be alive too. Based on the theory of evolution, all monkeys and apes would have died out, if man was an evolved species by virtue of natural selection. Also based on the evolution theory, man and apes would have the same chromosome structure and design if they were relatives. The evolution theory does not explain where the first living organism came from. It is not even a complete theory. The evolution theory is mere pseudo-science that is designed to lead people astray.

Deception #3

Infiltrating religious movements is one of the most effective undertaking of the devil. If you can remember, Jesus the CHRIST was never a member of a christian church. The CHRIST also warned that many will pretend to come in his name. The three major religions of the world; Judaism, Christianity and Islam have all being infiltrated by the devil. All these religions have been affiliated with some embarrassing events in the past and present. However, if one studies the fundamental believes of these religions. It is obvious that they are indeed peaceful and loving by doctrine. Secret organizations has seized control over the executive bodies of these religion. And have since guided the religious movements down the wrong path contrary to its basic doctrines. All of the faithful followers are compromised in this wicked process.

Deception #4

The devil hides in the last place you would expect to find him. The devil hides behind the ego. Within the very thoughts of your mind. This is why the devil is invisible. Every thought of lying, stealing, taking revenge is a trick of the devil. The pride of a man is the devils strength. The need to be intelligent, wealthy and powerful is what every person desires. These desires turn out to be the destruction of the soul. Mind control is believed to be a myth, this is not true. It depends at what angle this phenomenon is observed from. Commercials on TV put a lot thoughts into our heads, without each person consciously realizing it. Then we make decisions such as what to buy in the supermarket or what movies to see. We think that that we are making all these decision by our selves. That is where the deception lies. The ego gives a false impression that we are in full control.

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stoneyy 5 years ago from USA Pacific Northwest

By your own criteria you've indicated you are the devil. Congratulations! Now what?


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

@ Stoneyy. By the fact that you cannot show your face you are the epitome of evil. You cannot read and leave a positive comment. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Hello Rasta, a very good hub about the working of the devil. It's a pity that people have to be so cruel because they are offended. As we say in Jamaica, "who the cap fit let them wear it".


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rasta1 5 years ago from Jamaica Author

its okay Cardisa, I could have denied the comment. But i needed some evidence of egotistic behaviors.


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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

A beautiful and conscious way to start my day . Thanks Rasta . There is the start to your book, you questioned about what?

If I may.

Perfectly said. Truth can only infuriate those that despise truth.

Yes, the fool hath said in his heart there is no God.

Blessings and thanks for sharing..


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rasta1 5 years ago from Jamaica Author

thanks for the strength sky


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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Very welcome Rasta! Today I was speaking about this hub to a friend who had just bought me a Bible, sincerely would love you to do a continuation, should lead to good things.

He is godstruthisneeded on Hub-page.

Bless-up Give Thanks.


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rasta1 5 years ago from Jamaica Author

yeah, I can go in depth into each of the points and expound. you can give I hints on specific topics though.


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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Whenever you need I try .

Blessings brethren.


ExperienceToKnow 5 years ago

Very informative and just what I need to find out about. Truly I've fallen for most, if not all, of his tricks. Your hubs keep inspiring me into becoming a more complete and throughout person. I must do more searching and researching in order to find what I need to achieve. Thank you again for the informative article.


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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Blessup rasta 1. Give Thanks!


bazlu 4 years ago

The devil is finished that cursed,homeless angel


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Bazlu, the devil is trying bring down as much people as possible with him. keep safe


stoneyy 4 years ago from USA Pacific Northwest

Cardissa; Your projection is noted. So much for any honesty or courage. There wasn't any questioning about what I meant or how I came to my conclusion.

My statement was in direct response to the article, and was quite accurate. The 'article' was a sterling example of the 'gigo principle'.

Rasta; You could have denied the comment. However, you're projecting on 'egotistical'. My comment was strictly based on your statements and your criteria. I ended my post with a simple question-which you didn't answer. It appears you've no interest in dialogue. Is this the case? If so, let me know and I'll meander elsewhere.

I read your article because I was interested in what you had to say.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

I am very sorry to have interpreted the question as an insult. Congratulating someone for being a devil is normally seen as sarcasm. I will try to abstractly respond to the question.

You say based on my criteria, I am the devil.

For deception 1, I am quite open to comments and attacks on the internet and on the street. I have no secret agenda or operation.

For deception 2, I do not believe man evolved from monkey or bacteria.

For deception 3, I do not belong to any religious organization. Being a Rasta has no religious obligations.

For deception 4, This is the hardest one to deny, because the ego has the ability to disguise its thoughts as our own. The ego causes us to become defensive and gives the need to protect our own beliefs while insulting others.

Now what: To try to do some good, charity and avoid being rude to those around me.

I could delete my previous comment in an effort not to cause any offence as it can also be interpreted as offensive.


stoneyy 4 years ago from USA Pacific Northwest

It took me awhile to find this hub. This reply deals strictly with the words in your hub. "The first trick of the devil is to let you think that he does not exist."

You're assuming such an objective character exists. In other words, you're assuming your conclusion. Its also circular logic based on stone and bronze age writings which have been much changed through time. They're not, exactly, a paragon of accuracy; not to mention its full of errors and impossibilities.

"Atheist do not believe in a God or a Devil."

Correction. Atheists are without theos, theism, god(s) or goddess(es). Christians, and others, are atheist as well-concerning all mythical beings they lack belief in. Individuals such as myself lack belief in the specific one(s) such groups believe in. This has the tendency to infuriate groups because their favored mythological entities aren't gi/my/hubs/traffic-sourcesven special treatment.

"Therefore they don't believe in good or evil."

Are you meaning as practical absolutes? If, so, you're correct. Working within a theoretical or fictional scenario is something else. Then there's casual conversation.

"Therefore they do not have any moral foundations."

Bullshit. I've seen a terminal lack of moral foundation among many, not all, Christians. I've lost track of the number of people who are unconcerned about what they do because; everything they do is directed by God. Since they're already 'saved' nothing they do can change that. Anything they do they can ask for, and receive, forgiveness no matter how many times the specific action is repeated. In these cases, I don't recall any who would say anything to their victim(s) afterwards-not even an empty 'apology'.

Contrast that with me. I am responsible for my successes, mistakes, and failures. Some mistakes are apparent later. Sometimes corrective action can be taken, other times not. At no time is a person cognizant about all factors including ramifications or repercussions. All one can do is the best they can.

aside; be warned I have a very off-beat sense of humour. Puns, word play, and verbal/written image manipulation, and such, are my 'stock in trade'. end aside.

"Any logical or philosophical game can be played within this arena."

As well as simple dishonesty can be played. I've seen it, ad nauseum, from Christians. (Please don't try the 'not a true christian' garbage.)

"If your enemy does not exist, who is going to be blamed for all these atrocities."

Atrocities? Errr, how about the perpetrator?

"Someone has to be blamed. This will result in people blaming other people, causing a lot of frustrations and unnecessary wars. The devil is an invisible enemy, a shape changer."

Unnecessary? Leaders of nations are good at making empty excuses to conduct military actions to grab resources. Such actions are 'necessary' because 'excuse'. Don't forget the leaders of most nations are theist.

By the way, according to the Xian superstition, all are mere actors in a pointless play. They hit their marks and spout their lines as was scripted eons ago when the Xian deity construct has too much of Odin's Ale and pickled eggs. He then created the universe when he passed gas.

Deception #2

"Evolution theory is a science without scientific evidence."

Now you've made yourself look silly. I suggest you educate yourself.

"The evolution theory leads people away from a spiritual path or a knowledge of self."

Meaningless claptrap in the former and bullshit on the latter. Evolution has nothing to do with 'knowledge of self'. One gains 'knowledge of self' from life itself and resulting interactions.

"This theory leads to self destruction."

On the contrary, it and common descent and genetics have save millions of people via the understanding and treating of disease. Medications and vaccinations are but two arms of many. Understanding disease vectors, clean water, personal hygiene and proper food preparation and storage save millions more.

Ignorance sickens, maims, and kills. Such is not a theory.

"It is human nature to question existence. This is what makes human beings special from other animals."

There's no objective evidence animals are inflicted with superstition-therefore, in this instance, they're superior to humans. There is objective evidence of animals being; self-aware, make tools, and think. There's a breed of sea bird (don't recall which one) which in a generation have adapted to the decrease of fish. How? They raid nests of other birds which have kept flying out to sea to fish of their young and feed them to their own young.

"Within the evolution theory there is no half man, half monkey archaeological evidence in existence. In order for man to have evolved from apes, there would have been a stage where man was half ape. Given that apes are still alive, this means that the half man, half ape would still be alive too. Based on the theory of evolution, all monkeys and apes would have died out, if man was an evolved species by virtue of natural selection."

I'm embarrassed for you. You've no clue as to what evolution or natural selection is. (sigh) Evolution is changes in a given population through time. This is commonly seen with the birth of every animal lifeforms (except Cheetah's iirc) off-spring. Meaning its seen with the birth of every human baby.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution

"Also based on the evolution theory, man and apes would have the same chromosome structure and design if they were relatives."

Again, you speak of what you've no knowledge of. DNA, and shared DNA, among others, are the critical traits. BTW, the 'Father' of Genetics is Gregor Mendel, a monk who studied pea plants. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregor_Mendel

"The evolution theory does not explain where the first living organism came from."

Of course not. Evolution (both observed fact and theory which seeks to explain the observations) begin *after* life started.

What your mindlessly parroting (which seeks first life) is abiogenesis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenesis "Abiogenesis (pronounced /ˌeɪbaɪ.ɵˈdʒɛnɨsɪs/ AY-by-oh-JEN-ə-siss[1]) or biopoiesis is the study of how biological life could arise from inorganic matter through natural processes. In particular, the term usually refers to the processes by which life on Earth may have arisen. The geologic era in which abiogenesis likely took place was the early Eoarchean era (between 4.0 and 3.6 billion years ago, i.e. the time after the Hadean era in which the Earth was essentially molten) with abiogenesis occurring between 3.9 and 3.5 billion years ago.

The several hypotheses concerning the origins of life may be broken out into a handful of categories..."

end site quoting.

Rasta continues with "It is not even a complete theory. The evolution theory is mere pseudo-science that is designed to lead people astray."

No, the mere pseudo-science is what you've prattled as well as 'Creationism" (aka Cretinism) and its evolved successor renamed "Intelligent Design (an oxy-moron)" as well as the claptrap from the "Discovery Institute" and other bastions of deliberate and dishonest religious ignorance. In an educated society this bullshit, which steals millions of scarce education dollars from our children, would have been shamed into silence by jeers of laughter and bankrupted in the recovery of monies wasted again and again and again in various states and school districts.

I don't have much patience with hearing the same busted ignorant bullshit over and over and over and over again. It isn't you, per se, and I don't apologize for my reaction. Again, I'm not suggesting you're being dishonest in your post. What is clear is your ignorance on the subject. Education takes care of that.

" It is not even a complete theory. The evolution theory is mere pseudo-science that is designed to lead people astray."

Inside planet earth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm-Ou8UjfL0

It was produced for Discovery Communications in 2009

A Universe From Nothing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImvlS8PLIo Lawrence Krauss

Evoltionary Genetics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1m4mATYoig&feature...


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Stoneyy,

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