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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

NeoNote — Protected

The popular American Christian concept of Satan isn't what it started as. Originally the Hebrew Adversary was a tester of faith, not a nearly all powerful god of evil. In short, that Satan can't tempt you unless the temptation is there to begin with.



I disagree. I realize it's a cornerstone of your faith, but tain't mine.



That's closer to the original. It also fits a number of folktales and mythologies.

There's a sort of protection that derives from the collective belief of your culture and faith. As long as you are a "member in good standing" and your culture is true to itself, you can't be touched without permission by spirits. Break the rules and you're fair game.

Which incidentally is the plot to almost every supernatural horror film ever made.

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.

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