The best way to kill thousands and thousands of women
who practice an ancient, non-Christian, female-centric, rational nature-based religion and replace it with a patriarchal, scientifically ignorant, irrational “original sin” based religion…is to declare that a metaphorical talking snake is “The Devil” and that Eve was a backstabbing whore for having attained “knowledge.”
Any other deity besides your own? Automatically evil.
Because then, anyone who refuses to convert to your faith is a “witch,” any woman with power or authority has clearly “consorted with Satan” and you are completely within the law to commit mass murder and genocide.