9 Questions for the Devil
1. What is philosophy?
Philosophy is the Modus operendi for seeking knowledge and truth. It investigates the nature, causes, and principles of “reality”. It deduces through logical reasoning, rather than empirical methods. It is considered a critical analysis of fundamental assumptions and beliefs.
2. What is Idealism?
Idealism is considered a view of the material world as dependent on the mind that perceives it. It does not deny that material objects exist, but purports that they cannot be known to exist independently of perception of the human mind.
3. What is Materialism?
Materialism or Realism takes the position that nothing exists but the material or real objects/forces that are both perceptible and measurable. Materialism denies the existence of spirit, soul, and/or mind as a separate type of “reality”. Many people that consider themselves ‘spiritual’ but not ‘religious’ are in essence rejecting religious dogma, but will more often than not create a more personal dogma which directly affects axiomatic behavioral patterns. It can be considered ‘religious’ but not ‘religion’ unto itself.
4. What does it mean to be Spiritual?
Being ‘spiritual’ cannot be defined in absolute terms. It is often considered to be liberation of the spirit from the material world. It is not always thus, and extrapolating its meaning will often take philosophical dissection of idealistic individuals. Liberating oneself from the material may at times involve the use of material objects.
5. What does it mean to be Religious?
Religion is a set of beliefs, practices and ethical behaviors to attain a spiritual goal. In most cases it is considered to be of a taught personal discipline. A religion does not always require a spiritual leader, it can be taught to the individual through a collection of sources containing knowledge transferred and processed by the adherent. The adherent then gains wisdom, truth, and guidance to attain personal fulfillment.
6. What is the Spirit?
The spirit is the primal self, under the layers of personality and biology. Some conceptualize the spirit as ‘soul’, or ‘essence’. Conceptual modeling taught, presents an etheric self that can be released from the material body, and ascend to a higher level of existence. This higher plane is often considered to be a tangible place. Heaven, Nirvana, Utopia, Cosmic Locale, and/or Dimensional space are common monikers.
7. What is Fundamentalism?
Fundamentalism in the context of attaining a spiritual goal is the strict adherence to the foundation or base of a structured system: The elementary part of an accepted set of principles. In physics, the fundamentals are the essential part necessary for the system to work properly. The same could be applied to the fundamentals of a structured belief system.
8. What is Humanity?
Humanity is the conditional state of being human. Earlier terms such as Human’ite were used prior to the 15th century, to make the distinction between man and animal, with a strong focus on the human quality to pity. At that time, pity was used to imply a duty, piety, kindness, and gentleness. If you were found lacking of these qualities, you were both viewed and treated as less than human. Humans were considered to be superior in comparison to other species, for an apparent lack of piety and gentleness. If your deeds were lacking in humanity, you were considered to be of the devil.
9. What does it mean to be of the Devil?
To reject the social standards of humanity and in most cases exceed both humanity and the opposing forces of nature. Social morality, ethics, and politico are often shirked, rejected and opposed by being of the Devil. As early as the 13th century there is demonstrated evidence of contextual use for trickster archetypes, as well as those deemed sinister. Local devils were very much a part of many cultures across Europe. The clever rogue type was most favored and appeared in various tongue-in-cheek contexts, such as card games, art work, and local folklore. The rogues of the modern era are just as much of the Devil as they had been in our not too distant past. By the turn of the 16th century, the rogue archetype was often vilified for his efforts, and perceived as a dirty, inhumane thing. This was necessary in lieu of the time-period and strong focus on humanitarian efforts to puffer one up as righteous, and on the righteous path. It was also used to create a more civilian imposed effort to root them out of culture entirely. A complacent populace is an obedient populace.
Devil in the details
Fiddle with your philosophy, meddle in the spiritual attainment of materialistic acquisition. Do not relent, until the religion of man seeks to fuck with his fundamentalism, force him to exceed his humanity…His condition. Otherwise, the meek will inherit the earth, and the devils of this time are nothing more than a joke in the footnote of the treatise of control.
BE of the Devil.
The Poison Apple
 Old French, in use to denote good breeding, upholding philanthropous values, adherence to duty and being kind. In heavy use up to the mid-late 14th century.
 Devil, etymological study demonstrates the various uses of this term across Europe and cross-seeded into other nations.