Who's afraid of the big bad D?
Posted: 20 Jul 2012 @ 09:06
The Devil's hold on the imagination seems to be slipping.
Steve Tomkins investigates
THERE is a black stain on the wall of Wartburg Castle, in
Saxony, where, we are told, Martin Luther, during his stay there,
threw an inkpot at the Devil.
How far Lucifer has fallen since then! In the Middle Ages, he
stalked the earth incarnate, doing all manner of mischief, from
stealing eggs to making women infertile. These days, it seems, the
most he can manage is temptation, spiritual malaise, and breaking
the overhead projector in Charismatic churches in the middle ...
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