In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It is as though, having assumed the air of some merciful spirit on earth, they were in reality mere satanic emissaries in disguise.
- Joseph de Maistre, a Piedmontese noble who had been forced to flee to Switzerland before the French Revolutionary armies, asserted in 1797 that the Revolution was above all satanic and anti-religious.
- Yet as belief in satanic influence on suicides declined, so too did faith in the notions of punishing corpses and confiscating property.
- The Gnostic and Manichaean struggles had ripened the idea that, although at times diseases are punishments by the Almighty, the main agency in them is Satanic.
- The Paschal imagery of Christ as the Lamb of God encouraged the wolf's satanic associations.
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