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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The History of the Devil for revealing the true
history of the Devil, and how he came to be created as a political tool
by the Church for the purposes of having more power over people.

The History of the Devil
The Prince of Darkness
Genesis of the Idea of Supreme Evil
and Its Use Throughout the Ages

The History of the Devil (2009) - 52 minutes
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The Prince of Darkness:
Genesis of the Idea of Supreme Evil and Its Use Throughout the Ages

Satan, Lucifer, the Dark One, the Prince of Darkness... The Devil has had many names and forms over the centuries, and has been blamed for just about every kind of disaster in history.

The History of the Devil charts the evolution of the idea of a supreme embodiment of evil from the time of the ancient gods to the present day. This provides insightful analysis of the origins of the Devil and the way in which it has been used over the centuries.

Beginning with the early days of religion, when there was not a clear distinction between good and evil, The History of the Devil charts the birth of the idea. It was the philosopher Zoroaster who first put forward the notion of simplifying the many different gods into just two - one good and one evil. That idea made its way into Islam and Judaism, and flowed through into Christianity.

During the rule of King James, the Devil became a political tool for both the King and the Church, and a way of maintaining fear and control over the populace. If you didn't support the King then you must be in league with the Devil. This was the time of the fierce Inquisition.

This unique program continues following the historical trail of the Devil through the Age of Enlightenment to the present day where the Prince of Darkness is no longer a supreme evil feared by all, but rather, a modern marketing tool and a Hollywood favorite. This fascinating and informative story is told through archaeological facts, paintings and interviews with academics, historians and church members.

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The History of the Devil
The Prince of Darkness
Genesis of the Idea of Supreme Evil
and Its Use Throughout the Ages

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The History of the Devil for revealing the true
history of the Devil, and how he came to be created as a political tool
by the Church for the purposes of having more power over people.