Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Remember this flash from the exorcist? I want to use this for a speculative analogy. I remember when i first saw this image that it didn't strike me as evil so much as a tortured soul/being. it may do evil things because it is so disastrously bereft of good it's almost insane or is. in short, it is a shadow of a corrupt puppeteer and this was it's twisted fate. it's just that shocked image in it's eyes of having lost it's soul, so to speak, the verge or on the verge of complete insanity. the sense of torture and disempowerment is visceral. this is not an entity with the real power. But i wonder what 'caused' this hypothetical being to be or become this way. the most evil people i've known were not the ones who were almost dying, bereft, lacking, tortured but almost leech-like, full, bloated, narcissistic, spoilt so therefore easily manipulative, perverted, callous, insensitive etc. they were not disempowered but powerful but would have no qualms about doing things which would cause utter devastation and evil and lack and suffering etc. this concept of 'reap what you sow' is a double-sided coin as well as a duality. you can reap good (gain, benefit, power) for yourself at the evil sow (loss, suffering, damage) or expense of another. people don't consider that reality and it happens on the 'other' or underworld side of things as in what people do not admit to doing. what or who is really god or the devil? i see god/satan as synonymous and the devil it's designed slave, possibly by horrendous torture/mutilation to shape it. or it could be the actual shadow/refuse of an entity/soul god has used/abused/tortured/stolen from to gain more power sucking it almost completely dry. notice the gaunt skeletal death look. This image and the so-called 'demons' in the film i find to be disparate. whatever the ringleader was i don't consider it to be a demon. i think real evil and perversion has a much higher power that is orchestrated for the purpose of gratuitious pleasure which is seen in the contempt and obnoxiousness expressed by the evil entities in the film. maybe GOD is the real ultimate evil, demons it's chained slaves/shadow of god and evil/scum people it's true acolytes while the rest have been fooled or hoodwinked about the truth that it may be flip-flopped or a case of purposeful mistaken identity and/or scapegoating or deflection/projection. i have noticed corrupt people to point fingers knowingly at damaged people as evidence of 'their' evil when it was actually caused by another and they weren't doing anything wrong anyways. i couldn't believe it when i witnessed it as it was very creepy and ugly as hell. it was very similar in style to even the mannerisms and pathetic pettiness in the film. they were like 'look at you! look at you! look at your state now!'. it was taunting and had a very scummy, almost cowardly but obnoxious vibe about it. i would liken that to a scummy human acolyte, maybe not a demon. you can't blame everything on the 'devil' or the 'devil made me do it'.