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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

It seems that a main point of the question is, as the OP commented, "Atheists are not noticing it. I'm interested in the mechanisms that, according to Christianity, Satan is using behind the ...
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What is the name for belief when a person believes that Devil exists but is not so sure about the God part?

What is the name for belief when a person believes that Devil exists but is not so sure about the God part? The short answer is confused. One can not accept the notion of evil without existence of ...
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In the Catholic view, why did the Devil and his angels rebel?

In the Catholic view, why did the Devil and his angels rebel? The Catholic Church does not have an official stance on this subject matter, but some Catholic theologians have presented some ...
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

This answer is rather similar to Mike Borden's, especially in its conclusion that Humanity is already predisposed to reject God[,] whether [it] manifests it's condition through atheism, false worship,...
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

for God doth know that in the day of your eating of it—your eyes have been opened, and ye have been as God, knowing good and evil. - Genesis 3:5 YLT Satan successfully deceived Eve and by that act ...
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What does Satan get out of being evil?

St. Thomas Aquinas answers the question "What did the angel [Lucifer] seek in sinning?" (Summa Theologica I q. 63 a. 3), saying: "the devil desired to be as God". The Devil did not ...
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What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"?

The only other story in this vein I've ever read was The Loser Letters There also is a follow-up to The Screwtape Letters called Screwtape Proposes a Toast. As for the genre, I looked it up in my ...
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What does Satan get out of being evil?

The Catechism states: 391 Behind the disobedient choice of our first parents lurks a seductive voice, opposed to God, which makes them fall into death out of envy. Scripture and the Church's ...
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

Is Satan the main force behind atheism? Yes, and no. Ultimately, the "main force" is human rebelliousness... but Satan, in his desire to interfere with God's plan, surely does everything ...
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

Hidden. The first point to be made is that humans are intentionally kept in the dark about most events that transpire in the spiritual world. In the Book of Job, Satan is mentioned only in the ...
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What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"?

Arena, by Karen Hancock, is science fiction, but set in contemporary times, and has a demonic-ish character. She also wrote a series, "Legends of the Guardian King", which is fantasy in a ...
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Can a nation be under the control of a demon?

Can a nation be under the control of a demon? Ponder the mysterious words of the Prophet Isaiah: 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that ...
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Can God and Unclean Spirits dwell in the same human being at the same time?

Can God and Unclean Spirits dwell in the same human being at the same time? It would seem that the possibility does exist that both God and Unclean Spirits could dwell in a human being at the same ...
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What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"?

I have a copy of ‘The Screwtape Letters’ and found it insightful, even if it was written “tongue-in-cheek”. At least it came from the pen of a Christian and illustrates how the spiritual forces of ...
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What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"?

What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"? I am sure there may be several ways to characterize this type of Christian fiction, but I believe ”Christian demonic fiction” would be quite ...
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According to Catholicism, can an entire nation be possessed by a demon?

In Matthew 8 read with Mark 5, we see Jesus allowing many evil spirits who called themselves Legion, enter pigs. 2000 plus swines then take a uniform decision to drown in the sea . Now, possession of ...
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Can a nation be under the control of a demon?

In the book An exorcist tells his story, Gabriele Amorth says the following (Italian EDG edition, page 182-183): E' possibile che il demonio si serva di una persona per colpire gruppi anche ...
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Basis for belief that a person can be "possessed by" a demon?

Maybe some general background helps to understand a more balanced understanding of the original term: Origin of the Term The Greek verb daimonizomai originally had a broad application. The Gospels use ...
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