Thy soul shall find itself alone
'Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy.
Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness- for then
The spirits of the dead, who stood
In life before thee, are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.
- Spirits of the Dead, Edgar Allan Poe
1: Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence!
2: Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
3: Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
4: Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!
5: Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek!
6: Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires!
7: Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!
8: Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
9: Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!