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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists? I would like to build on the 3 fine answers below: Isaac Middlemiss's answer highlights the different epistemic ability of demons vs. ...
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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

You've misinterpreted the verse you cite and become hopelessly lost. The topic is faith versus works, which is itself already based on misinterpretations of the scriptures and gospels, and the ...
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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

Interesting question for sure, and I would like to add some perspectives that I feel other answers do not cover sufficiently. Are there fundamental epistemological differences between demons/angels ...
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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

Seeing is Believing It's simple. Demons, like the God described in the book Christians read, are just as elusive in nature. You have to already believe to "see" evidence of them. It's like ...
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What is the difference, if any, between "unclean spirits" (Mark 5:2) and "demons" (Matthew 8:16)?

People are only ever human beings, never a different being even after death. A dog does not become a cat after death nor a pig become anything else after death. We know this from Revelation 20 that ...
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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

In the passage quoted James is contrasting belief in particular facts with having an appropriate relationship with God—in English we might contrast “belief in” and “belief that”. (There is an old joke ...
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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

The question appears to be premised on two main conditions. Vague concepts of spiritual terms or identities. Satanic, fallen angel, demon, demonic and Hell, are commonly thrown around. This is odd to ...
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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

In the Bible, the demons are the angels who chose to follow Satan in rebellion against God. Therefore, having seen Him "face to face", it is foolish for the demons not to believe the truth ...
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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

It's pretty simple, actually. Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29 Doubting Thomas just finished ...
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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

The text in question states that "even the demons believe" not that "all demons believe." One can certainly picture atheistic spirits wandering in the nether gloom, perhaps unware ...
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If all demons are believers, then why are some humans atheists?

I imagine it's hard not to believe in the supernatural when you yourself are a supernatural entity. Greater evil by no means necessitates greater unbelief; while we know very little about demons, they ...

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