- Anatole France on the Bible.
Let's get this into open: I'm not a Satanist. No, really.
With that said, the longer I am outside of Catholicism, the more I wonder whether the Devil would actually really be on our side, like some kind of alternate Prometheus. It would appear that some prominent literary writers of the last century also had questions like this.
Ever since I read his profound novel Thaïs, I've had a huge fondness for 1921 Nobel Literature Prize Laureate Anatole France. I shall likely cover Thaïs, Penguin Island and The Gods Are Athirst in later posts.
In this entry I'll focus on his novel La révolte des anges (The Revolt of the Angels). This is a delightful book with a profound and disturbing message - well unsettling to believers, atheists will likely not be surprised. I am lazy so, let's get Wikipedia to do some of the introductions with spoilers stripped out.