What the devil?
I've been giving this some thought for a fair whack of time, and considered typing about it before now but some gittish terrorist has managed to make the subject too sensitive for me to think I can properly get away with the comments I'm about to make.
Now before anyone decides that I'm being disrespectful to anyone please remember the whole blog ethos “Think it. Blog it”.
In times of old the devil or evil spirits were blamed for any nastiness that occurred, this ranged from ewes being unable to lamb to disease. With the main source of comfort coming from some level of worship and a belief/hope that whatever a person praised would sort it all out for them.
However since “The War on Terrorism” started the mystic devil of old has been replaced by human representatives, and thusly the way of solving these problems has also shifted to the hands of humans.
The question which rotates in my mind is does the form of the perceived evil determine the form of the entity capable of solving the problem. Is this a sign of society changing for a faith stronghold to a materialistic and independent one?