fiction, Screwtape Still Speaks

The One Feared is the One Revered

I don't want to be worshipped-- I want to terrify. My rival covets worship, but I've never been so inclined. You could say between the two of us, I'm the humble one. And between the two of us, I'm the one providing a service: I scare you, don't I? Scare you into looking before you… Continue reading The One Feared is the One Revered

Screwtape Still Speaks

What the Devil? Screwtape Talks Politics

After spending six weeks studying C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters with my 5000 Words class, I feel like I know just what he would say... My Dear Wormwood, I am pleased to see you dabbling in politics. As even the most immature tempter knows, the passions that bubble up from the froth of political dissimilarity will… Continue reading What the Devil? Screwtape Talks Politics

Screwtape Still Speaks

Giving Grief. A Guide

Don't think my loyalties are incongruous with previous directives because I urged you to be generous in your giving.  Gifts have been a part of our modus operandi since our Father's first victory.     Here's how it's done, my fiend.  Give him innumerable little "benign" gadgets with which to fiddle, so he'll be too busy… Continue reading Giving Grief. A Guide