I’ve been doing quite a bit of research into exorcisms and Renaissance demonology for my work in progress, An Autumn Tale. A few people have inquired into my own belief system involving Christianity and Demonology. I suppose it’s a fair question; however, it’s the type of question that requires a certain amount of finesse in the answer.
Personally, I am a great adherent of the philosophy of C. S. Lewis. I believe he summed the whole devil/demon issue quite nicely when he said:
“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. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight.”
The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis