Indeed, WHY must we?
Because a feeble stand leads to self-compromise.
Because anthropomorphisms are mean nasty things that should be feared and resisted!
Because if we don't, he will bowl us over like so many bowling pins. I watched a lady in a convenience store (this was on tv) stand and FACE a man with a gun pointed at her. She yelled 'In the name of Jesus Christ, I command you to leave this store immediately!" She repeated herself, not allowing the gunner to say a word in between. He turned and ran away. Gives me chills thinking about it. The power of true and real FAITH in this woman was amazing. He could have killed her, and did not.
because he's the leader of the demoncratic party
I stand firmly with the Devil.
The Guy in the Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.
For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife,
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he's with you clear up to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum,
And think you're a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass.
-Dale Wimbrow 1934
My favorite thing about that poem is how ambiguous it is. The guy in the glass and I see eye to eye.
Revelations is a thinly veiled allegory by the persecuted jews against the emperor Nero. I don't believe in the devil. As a LaVeyan Satanist, I see both god and the devil as ideas.