It’s not every day that you see The New Yorker writing about the Devil  – and, on top of that, even seriously considering him. Spring-boarding from Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s recent statement about believing in the Devil, this piece contemplates his existence through the perspective given in C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. This isn’t the cartoonish imp with tail, horns and pitchfork that whispers in your ear about stealing cookies from the cookie jar – but instead a devil of a much subtler nature, which both Christians and non-believers have found compelling ever since the book’s publication. So what does belief in the Devil look like in the 21st century? Lewis put it this way:

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.

Do you believe in the Devil? If so, how does that factor into your everyday life?