From Milton’s Paradise Lost to Netflix’s Lucifer, the character of the devil has long been a major fascination of pop culture. There are certainly common elements in the myriad representations of Satan throughout history, but each time, place, and person also puts their own spin on him. That leads us to ask, behind all the stories, who exactly is the devil?
Is Satan a literal being, or just a symbol of evil?
When you picture the devil, what do you see?
Do you believe in the devil? U.S. Catholic wants to know.
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