Once, in my MCCC Philosophy of Religion class, a student asked me, "Dr. Piippo, do you believe in Satan and demons?"
I answered, "Yes."
And, BTW, so did the apostles Peter and Paul. So did Jesus.
Demons and angels are persons, without physical bodies. Do I believe this? Yes.
Why? Part of my answer is: I have never been a philosophical naturalist or physicalist. That is, I have never believed all reality is reducible, without remainder, to physical particles. (On particle physics, check this helpful book out.)
Here are some of the posts I have written relating to the incoherence of physicalism, and the reality of non-physical objects (such as, e.g., moral facts, or free will.)
|The Churchlands - famous philosophical eliminative materialists|
|A dinosaur chooses to question the reality of free will|