Originally posted by UmbraSumus
You should have an Evil physical Thing Yard Sale .
*waves a stack of dollars in the air*
I'll take it!
I'm not going to take any digs at anyone on this thread, no matter how appealing it is.
But have you just considered the possibility that you're not being "tested"
and that life is just difficult and hurtful because that's just
how life is?
Humans have a tendency to look to externalize all the things that they find wrong with themselves and seek to do anything to make it "not MY fault"
when things go wrong.
There is a very distinct possibility that there aren't "demons" plaguing you and that your faith isn't being tested by anyone other than
Which is fine, whatever gets you through the day.
But, to say that it's "demons" and whatnot, to me, is an awesome way of not having to take responsibility for actions that are solely you. (not
"you" personally, I mean in general)
If there really is a "devil" character, then, being the 2nd most powerful creature (according to the specific type of cosmology you adhere to) in
, why oh why would he care at all about puny humans?
Honestly...if he were real, then I guarantee he would've made himself known to people like myself in a very real, very personal, very finite way.
Same as your god, same rules apply.
(in fact, I'd wager that if your god did in fact exist the way he's been portrayed by your type, then he had forsaken me long before I had forsaken
Ooooookay, I've droned on enough.
I just wanted to offer perspective from the other side of the tracks.
Electromagnetic phenomena based on heightened emotions has been proven over and over again.
It happens to me all the time.
Phones, computers, street lights...all seem to go haywire when I'm around.
(at one point, I had a playstation 2 memory card in my pocket, securely fastened in it's protective case, go completely corrupt after I had a
particularly heated argument with a loved one. I'm fairly sure a "demon" didn't do that.)
I'm guessing it has little to do with "demons" and everything to do with how my emotional state affects my metabolism and therefore my unique