The problem here, besides some people taking something simple and making it overly complicated, and ignoring the obvious that Marvel and Joe Quesada have stated, is that they're trying to argue that Phisty isn't the actual biblical satan.
Well, yar, this is the Marvel Universe, not the Bible.
Stan didn't want the actual satan in his "funny comics"....as he stated.
Again, i do not understand, the lengths, some people are trying to go, to undo and argue with Joe Quesada and the how and why he made his trigger event this way, and the "wording".
Marvel calls Phisty the devil all the time.
If people have a problem with it, they should really take it up with a letter writing campaign to Marvel, if they want a politically correct and consistant wording of who marvel consdiers their (biblical) devil at any one time or story, or histoircally, and for them to clean up their wording and story choice consistancy, if it matters that much to them.
I mean, really, why would joe have picked one of these lesser known demon devilish types, for his devil deal?
He said he wanted even the simplest neophyte to pick up the comic book and recognize it was the devil, understand it, without having to explain it, and historically Phisty has always been that. thus the closest looks to the "devil" hisotrically.
And yet while the neophytes Joe talks about it, do understand the obvious he wanted them to, some other fans seem to be getting caught up in the wording or if there is a new (biblical) more-devil-like creature in Ghost Rider or something.