For a few reasons, to get people to think on there own and not go on "well i heard somewhere the bible is full of contradictions, therefore it is!" ..he said go ahead ask a question, were not hiding anything here. If the bible is wrong (which i know its not) then i say prove it, if the bible is right, wouldnt you want proof? Why would satan mess with what already works? Mass media and the general public already push the envolpe at thumbing their noses at God, removing Him from documents, court rooms, skools....Satans best trick is to let people think he is not real. "God says" (meaning through the Holy spirit inspired word..aka the Bible) Satan is out to rob, kill, and destroy....if you planned an attack in 2004 or in 1994 or 1954 or 1430 ...keep going back, whats the best advantage of anyone attacking? Suprise. I do have a recomendation though as far as reading goes, if you want to come close to understanding satans mindset, read "the Screwtape letters" by C.S. Lewis. There is no human on satans side as of now....he doesnt have a "side" he wants you dead, and buring in hell with him. And no...it wont be a giant bbq with all your buddies....everyone i believe knows (or atleast understands partially) what hell consist of....why else would you tell someone you dont like to "Go to hell!" ? 140bud is right, we dont deserve the gift Jesus set in place for us, heaven...we dont deserve it, we all suck, but through Christ and his love we are redeemed, not of ourselves. You see we have all fallen short of the mark, i sin all the time, i get mad through out a few bad words at random bad drivers, or when things dont go my way i do whatever to make them right....I sin, 140 sins, 140'sbud sins(and Drives a chevy...im sure thats a sin some how jk) , everyone here does...thats life, but thats not all there is to life.