I just got an anonymous comment on 'Amy, Terry, Tom...' that I just can't let go. The 'Dark Power' I referred to is scriptural - Ephesians 6, v12. 'we wrestle not against flesh and blood... against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places'. Let's not get into Sovereignty and omnipotence, please. There are powers (in Christian theology) less than God, but still potent.
I won't deny the deplorable history of Christian fundamentalism; like all religions (except Buddhism) there are extremists who distort and abuse their beliefs. Christianity is supposed to be about love - loving our enemies, not killing them.
I will also say I'm not particularly conventional in my beliefs and my stories are... stories - works of fiction. But I have heard accounts or experienced myself, events like those I describe. Take them how you like. Believe, or just enjoy the tale.
But - Pete S - if you would like to debate in detail I need to be able to reply!