Satan Loves This
Satan is a crouching lion, overtly trying to win us over to the dark side. But he’s also sneaky; sometimes, not so overt. He’d love nothing more than for us to think of him as an innocuous character, created by man. He uses all sorts of subtle ways for us to buy into this lie. Maybe I’m being overly sensitive about these devil mascots so many high schoolers and college teams use. Or maybe Satan is pleased to see us make him out to be a cartoon, not to be taken seriously. What do you think?
Red Devils, Blue Devils, Demon Deacons, the list goes on. What are we thinking when we name our sports teams after the devil? He often comes with pitchforks, horns, goatees, and he’s usually smiling at us. Maybe he really is smiling at us.
I make a little deal (not a big deal) out of this phenomenon in The Rector, due out in December.
But alas, am I being overly sensitive about these devil mascots? What do you think?