The idea of a Devil or that of an entirely evil being is wrong. No creature exists who is
inherently evil or who can act in an entirely evil manner. However, the evil or harmful actions of people can create a negative force that appears to have an existence of its own and can be almost overwhelming. Such negative powers and entities do exist and must be
reckoned with but can be transcended.
These negative forces are
not the product of religious unbelief but of willful egoism. The way
to transcend evil is to transcend the ego, which is to go beyond the
barriers of belief and identity. Unfortunately, the specter of evil
has been used to dominate or destroy people who think differently
than a particular group.
Such an idea of evil is
itself one of the most evil things the human mind has ever invented, as the violence perpetrated in its wake throughout history has demonstrated. It turns other human beings, who are also God, into demons who have to be destroyed and who are not even worthy of human consideration.