My argument would be something pretty close to Ehrman’s: Briefly, we know Jesus didn’t rise from the dead because that’s FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE.
Even Ronald Reagan changed his address from 666 to 668. This is pretty impressive given how much AIDS activists know Reagan hated acknowledging numbers.
“Belief in Satan is a very old conspiracy theory,” folklorist Bill Ellis says. There is no “new Satanic Panic”: The panic was old when religion was young.
Historically, Satanic media like “Faustus” framed itself as moralizing, making it “okay” for people to read scandalous things. But who were they fooling?
In spite of what you might assume, I like angels. In fact, I know quite a few, and odds are you do too. If you’re reading this, you might even be one.