EOM: Im not sure i understand where you are getting with that old book.. does it contain a spell you want me to check out?
I can only answer out of personal experience: I am a *lot* more afraid of spiders, heights, the bogyman (ie. if i have seen a horror movie and walk down a dark street) and a number of other things than i am of the devil.
I have never been conditioned to fear satan, i have never heard an adult express fear of satan when i was a kid, nor have i heard any scary stories about satan - for those reasons i see satan as a comical character, i really do. I vision him like the devil from south-park or a talking snake.
And why should we fear satan anyway? in the bible i dont really see him do that many bad things, and one must remember that the bible claim to be written (inspired) by a guy who hate satan. You must admit that if one leave out crucial details, certain actions of God (like drowning pretty much everyone) could be constructed as God being evil. And correct me if i am wrong, the problem God has about satan is that he want worship, but God is really, really petty in the "worship"-department himself.
I think a better attitude would be to wait untill one hear from satan, and then listen to what he has to say. It might be that he is not a bad guy at all.
or is this the demonic bacon talking?