Comments on: Age-old haj stoning of devil pillars in modern multistory complex Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Benny Acosta Fri, 27 Nov 2009 19:26:36 +0000 The devil is a being of violence and death. Stoning is a violent act. And so the devil is getting what is already his. Taking up the sword does not abolish evil. It feeds it.What man intends for evil God turns into good. Perhaps those pillars should be carved into something beautiful. Then the devil would be no more because good works have rendered him powerless.To “fight temptation” one only needs to turn the desires of the heart away from transient things and towards the pure good of love.Then there is not temptation. The love of God provides all of the pleasure and joy that anyone could need. Moving far beyond the ability of any temptation. The devil is the mind of man that goes against that nature of the heart, which is the desire for pure good.Pure good is pure love. All else is transitory and false. Let the mind serve the heart and bring forth the good in the world by way of pure love. Then the devil is no more. He will have become the servant of the Most High.