Devilish argument

February 19, 2009

I do not know where Gary Day gets his evidence for claiming there are not too many references to Lucifer in the Bible (Daytime TV, 5 February). If he moved from television to radio, he would know Satan's view that he is underrepresented in Scripture - a bit in Job, the three wilderness temptations and a walk-on part as a roaring lion and dubious attributions in Revelations.

Satan, via Andy Hamilton's radio show Old Harry's Game, claims it was the early Church that beefed up his role as the bad boy of its theology. Unlike the pre-conversion Frank Skinner, he does not swear much, if at all. A sort of Captain Corcoran, he has not done that sin afore, even in infernal nonsense ...

Ian McNay, University of Greenwich.

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