"The whole foundation of Christianity is based on the idea that intellectualism is the work of the Devil. " -- Frank Zappa
The Devil makes an appearance on the pages of the Ball Bounces. The deceiver, the snake, the dragon, the evil one, the tempter, the liar, the accuser of the brethren. Reality is both material and spiritual, and the devil is part of the spiritual landscape of reality.
Evil exists. It is real. And it predates man. It will ultimately be completely defeated and abolished. Guaranteed. I've read the Book.