Back in time

Screwtape Letter by C.S. Lewis

Throwback Friday, I like that, reminds me of Fandango’s Back in Time on Fridays.

Looking back in time, I wrote this last February; a — C.S. Lewis Screwtape letter! C.S. a British writer. He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape LettersThe Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere ChristianityMiracles, and The Problem of Pain.

I posted this last February, but find it interesting it is so relative to today, I can’t help to wonder why it is; (not all) but most liberal thinking people are falling for the government and media’s voice. Of course, this letter is fiction and not meant to judge the soul of anyone as to what the devil thinks of us. C.S. Lewis wrote these words in his book “The Screwtape Letters” years ago. Amazing how this could have been written today:

Now the letter to follow:

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′′One young devil asked the old devil, “How did you manage to bring so many souls to hell?” The old devil answered: “I instilled fear in them!”

Answers the youngster: “Great job!
And what were they afraid of? Wars? Hunger?” “No, they were afraid of the disease!” “Does this mean they didn’t get sick? Are they not dead? There was no rescue for them?”
The old devil man answered: “but no . . . they got sick, died, and the rescue was there.” The young devil, surprised, answered: “Then I don’t understand???” The old devil answered: “You know they believed the only thing they have to keep at any cost is their lives.
They stopped hugging, greeting each other. They’ve moved away from each other. They gave up all social contacts and everything that was human! Later they ran out of money, lost their jobs, but that was their choice because they were afraid for their lives, that’s why they quit their jobs without even having bread.
They believed blindly everything they heard and read in the papers.
They gave up their freedoms, they didn’t leave their own homes literally anywhere. They stopped visiting family and friends.
The world turned into such a concentration camp, without forcing them into captivity.
They accepted everything!!!
Just to live at least one more miserable day . . . And so living, they died every day!!! And that’s how it was very easy for me to take their miserable souls to hell….. ′′devil!
C.S. Lewis in 1942

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The End, of the letter I meant!

2 thoughts on “Screwtape Letter by C.S. Lewis”

  1. If people would only think for themselves, not listening to propaganda. I call it following the rabbit of reason down the trail of understanding. I believe that leads to prayer.

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