From The Testament of Gideon Mack
The devil knows about everybody,all the christians that ever lived by rank and serial number. Ministers,priests,nuns,choirboys,bishops,popes,Baptists,Quakers,Lutherans,Mormons,Buddhists,Hindus. Atheists,infidels, pagans,sun-worshipper. His greatest achievements.Battlefields,Wars,torture chambers,famines,plagues,snuff movies,blitzkriegs,child porn, multiple rapes,mass murders. this I read in the book by James Robertson. Is it God ,the devil or just mankind that causes all this confusion and sorrow. Man has dominated man to his injury, When will it all end? I don't know why I put this out there. The book is a book of fiction or is it?
I just read this book. As I recall Gideon goes on to ask the devil if he really knows everyone so well as he claims, and the devil swears and says no, he doesn't need to know everyone individually, because people are predictable and everyone is basically the same. He doesn't need to go to the bother.