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Satan is Highly Intelligent—and an Arrogant Idiot

The devil is a pathetic joke and a cosmic fool and failure.

Blogs  |  Nov. 27, 2017

Satan is Highly Intelligent—and an Arrogant Idiot

The devil is a pathetic joke and a cosmic fool and failure.

Satan was silly enough to actually think that he could entice Jesus to sin and diversion from His ministry. He was too ignorant in his evil irrationality to know that his scheme was doomed to failure from the beginning. We give the devil too much credit. He is an idiot and simpleton as well as a “bad guy.”

I say he’s stupid. How else should we describe a creature who was present with God as His highest angel, yet chose to give that up and rebel? I can think of nothing dumber and more ridiculous. The devil is more pathetic than anything else. He hates when people don’t cringe in fear before him (assuming they believe in him in the first place).

Source: Satan is Highly Intelligent—and an Arrogant Idiot

By: Dave Armstrong

A Contemporary Examination of Conscience – The Catholic Thing

A Contemporary Examination of Conscience

Marian Crowe

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I recently decided to go to Confession – or Reconciliation as it is now called. Because I hadn’t been to the sacrament for a long time, I looked for one of those guides for preparing for confession. The one I found, however, had an examination of conscience that seemed hopelessly out of date. I decided to make up my own, one that adequately reflects a contemporary understanding of morality. In the old days the idea

Source: A Contemporary Examination of Conscience – The Catholic Thing