Do you believe in the devil?
Here's an interesting poll result from Jim West's Biblical Studies discussion group:
POLL QUESTION: Do you believe there is Biblical evidence for a literal "Devil"
and that such a being exists?
CHOICES AND RESULTS
- Yes, there is Biblical evidence and there is a "Devil", 25 votes, 52.08%
- Yes, there is Biblical evidence, but there is no "Devil", 11 votes, 22.92%
- No, there is no Biblical evidence for such a being, 11 votes, 22.92%
- I'm not sure, 1 votes, 2.08%
A couple of points which make this small sample poll particularly interesting. From the names I see on the group, and Jim can correct me if I'm wrong, it is a largely academic membership (am I right?). Biblical Studies now continues, if Jim doesn't mind me saying, after a small conservative group split off (am I right?).
I reckon some bloggers should give their thoughts on whether they believe in the devil or not and in what form and non-bloggers in comment sections. Seems worth broadening Jim's experiment.
Jim has a poll on his blog and the results: they remain interesting reading and not too far removed from the Biblical Studies poll.