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Who said, the greatest deception the devil ever did, was to make people believe, he didn't exist?

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This quote was originally "the devil's best trick is to persuade you that he doesn't exist" and it came from a famous French poet, Baudelaire. It was in a short story he wrote in 1864. There is a famous reinterpretation of this story called, The Usual Suspects, by Christopher McQuarrie written in 1995. In this story the quote is changed a bit to"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist".

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How do you know he exists? I am unaware of any proof that he or his brother exist.

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I know people who had satanic power and have been converted to christ. Satan is very real! One in particular had a friend who could stop bullets, shoot lightning at people, and could fly. He saw it with his own eyes. Ask any voodoo priest what they do in their religion and they might tell u bout talking with the dead and changing their appearances to animals in some rituals... It all demon power. If u don't believe the devil exists than it ur problem buy one day u will be met with unexplainable things and it up to u to accept or reject it
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Wow, don't know how to respond to this. Thanks for the good laugh.
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This phrase is a metaphor and can be applied to a lot of things related to clever deceptions. Do you have to take everything literally?
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The devil has no form he lives by moving from mind to mind portraying as if he is you as your own thoughts,this is why the Christians, Jews, and Muslims try to preach repentance, and comprehending the deeper understanding of the 10 commandments. These are established to know how to catch the devil in our own thoughts, "know thy enemy".. I mean, do you really trust your own thoughts? according to the bible this is where the spiritual warfare is taking place, Just because people catch evil thoughts going through their minds they actually believe this it is only human nature. and so when the devil needs to speaks to you does he summons for the the body of the red dude with horns, arrow tail, goat hooves, and a pitch fork? or is he speaking from a friend of yours? or a stranger? are these words inspired from thought? didn't Jesus say to Peter "Get behind me Satan!"while just lines before Jesus told Peter (mind you this is the same guy Jesus is talking too) Matthew 16:23, in the same chapter, Matthew 16:17 "Good for you Simon son of John!" answered Jesus "For this truth did not come to you from any human being, but it was given to you directly by My Father in heaven" Satan plays on our own egos, he allows for you to take all credit for his evil thoughts, because in act you are the one doing it. Satan used a snake to tempt Eve in the Garden of Eden did he not? So this is the deeper understanding of this line, Thank you for the French poet' name; Charles Pierre Baudelaire.
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