My thoughts exactly. Satan is a real individual motivated by pure malignant evil. We are lucky that we are facing one of his lesser followers today - one who is also motivated by pure malignant evil, but much less intelligent and energetic than the real thing.
Yet folks deny that the enemy is for real.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day