C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters


It's the fun game of trying to imitate or ridicule the evil One, as a way to getting into his mind and understanding how rotten and perverted his thinking must be. Here C.S.Lewis plays the not so funny role of a Senior evil spirit who tutors a rather clumsy junior one through the art of misleading a London chap away from the path to the Father Above, and to bring him as food to the Father Below.

It's nothing but that gig, well exploited, though. The author in the appendix admits that he could have gone on and on but that the point was clear and needed no more samples; to have continued would have  possibly been outdoing the purpose of the book, which is to make us readers aware of the reality and danger of evil, as dangerous and evil as the other side: God's true love represented in His Son Jesus. So this is fun with a purpose; gone the purpose, gone the joke.

I like Lewis's wit and humility to express ideas that are harder to express than to understand. Our peer-pressured society, politically-correct dumb world has carried us to this scenario -described comically in the book. The advice this expert evil spirit gives is just what Europe has told us since WWII the PC social sermons:

I gather that the middle-aged married couple who called at his office are just the sort of people we want him to know -rich, smart, superficially intellectual, and brightly skeptical about everything in the world. I gather they are even pacifist, not on moral grounds but from an ingrained habit of belittling anything that concerns the great mass of their fellow men and from a dash of purely fashionable and literary communism. This is excellent. And you seem to have made good use of his social, sexual, and intellectual vanity.”




On Cuba's Revolution:

"The revolution was a cover for committing atrocities without the slightest vestige of guilt ... we were young and irresponsible. We were pirates. We formed our own caste ... we belonged to and believed in nothing -no religion, no flag, no morality or principle. It's fortunate we didn't win, because if we had, we would have drowned the continent in barbarism."

Jorge Masetti, In the Pirate's Den

España [por el contrario de Estados Unidos] se ha ido configurando, siglo a siglo, como una sociedad herida por la envidia, en la que todavía hacer demagogia con la pobreza rinde réditos electorales y donde los que han tenido o tienen grandes riquezas -tanto los progres como la iglesia católica– no pocas veces predican la solidaridad con el prójimo a la vez que protegen sus patrimonios nada desdeñables en SICAVs, algo, dicho sea de paso, bastante lógico tal y como está el panorama fiscal.”

César Vidal en su artículo Las razones de una diferencia en Libertaddigital.com

2. La Constitución se fundamenta en la indisoluble unidad de la Nación española, patria común e indivisible de todos los españoles.

3.1. El castellano es la lengua española oficial del Estado. Todos los españoles tienen el deber de conocerla y el derecho a usarla.

'The Pale Maiden'
"Thus heaven I've forfeited,
I know it full well
My soul, once true to God
Is chosen for hell."

by Karl Marx

from Richard Wurmbrand´s book on Marx

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