Justice Antonin Scaliab believes in the existence of the devil: Even so. Given the pope's recent mentions of the devil and the Screwtape book, I guess he's in popular company. Even David Bentley Hart seems to believe - A Person You Flee At Parties . Speaking for myself, the whole subject just creeps me out. In 2009 I had a post on the discernment of spirits in which I mentioned my discomfort with the idea of personified evil. Not very Ignatian of me, I guess, but I'm holding out for a religious universe with no devil.