"For centuries, many people thought of the Devil as a horned, cloven-hoofed creature clad in red and using a pitchfork to cast wicked humans into a fiery hell...Undoubtedly, however, such misconceptions have caused millions to question the existence of the Devil or to think that the term applies only to a principle of evil." w06 Jan 15 p.21
So the FDS thinks that people no longer believe in the Devil because:
1) they laugh at his appearance... too old school.. need the metrosexual touch
2) they do not agree with his career choice
Two questions to the rest of you, who do not live in ivory towers waited on by nodding monkeys:
1) What do you think are the reasons for people's waning belief in the devil? Is it merely another effect of the rise in secularism? atheism? scepticism?
2) How did certain theologians come to the conclusion that Satan is merely the concept of Evil and is not an actual spirit creature?