Though Satan should never be given undue prominence, it is important that the place given to him in Scripture be realised. No other individual, except the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is afforded so prominent a place in the Bible from its very beginning to its end, as the character whom we know as Satan, the Devil. Of no one else are we so minutely informed concerning his origin, his fall, his character and work, his influence, and his ultimate judgment and destiny. Heathen lands have been enveloped in the grossest darkness and basest superstitions and practices because they lack clear teachings concerning him which the scripture afford. We need not be "ignorant of his devices."
They said God was on high and he controlled the world and therefore we must pray against Satan. Well, if God controls the world, he controls Satan. For me, religion was full of misstatements and reaches of logic that I just couldn't agree with.
This cumbersome concept that men call the beast; I will destroy it, my men need a feast. I am the blasphemer, I make your kind heel; Bring forth Satan and cleave him with steel. Worship God or the Devil... it's all the same. Religion is a haven for the weak and lame.