A devil’s advocate, primarily is a person who wants to arrive at a predetermined conclusion after eliminating thru disproving ideas and facts against his predetermined conclusion. It is a process of elimination which is the tool to carve out the adverse ideas and facts and thereby arrive at the TRUTH.
In contrast, is the system of belief where choice is made, if the ideas or the facts are in consonance. To play the devil’s advocate one needs to have enormous knowledge and the power to exclude, not the power to choose!
To become a devil’s advocate, one has to have a duality- a mind to reject and a heart to give direction. The objective of the advocate is not to gloss over the foibles, but to verify and if found true to arraign and prevent canonization of the unholy!
AS THERE IS ONLY ONE THING WHICH IS WORSE THAN PROFANING THE HOLY and that is SANCTIFYING THE PROFANE.