It’s true…. just like children can see the Imps the way they are, because they haven’t built up the “That can’t possibly be what it looks like” filters, the overly pious are equally sensitive to seeing our heroes in their true form.
Of course, sometimes they see the work of Mr. D. in places where they don’t exist, like humorously named ice-cream flavors…. or TV shows…. or shopping malls.