I illustrated a recent post with Dore's engraving of Satan from Milton's Paradise Lost. Why? Because Satan was at the time of Jesus known as the angel of Rome. His speciality was as upholder of the law. He insisted upon total obedience. I'm not at all sure how he mutated into the Hammer Horror monster of popular mythology. The point is when we think about doctrine and morality we usually think in Satanic terms. Once I know the truth, everyone else is by definition wrong. We saw the consequences of this in the totalitarian regimes of the last century. Christianity offers a radical alternative to these absolutes and this is what Radcliffe was talking about at the CTE Forum a few weeks ago.
He went on to describe how the media pressure church leaders to make statements on ethical issues and then take furious issue once they do. For them morality is even worse than doctrine. They expect churches to take moral stances.