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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 25

On pleasure [The demon Screwtape writes:] [God, the “Enemy,” is] a hedonist at heart. All those fasts and vigils and stakes and crosses are only a facade. Or only like foam on the sea shore. Out at sea, out in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 22

On time [The demon Screwtape writes:] The humans live in time but our Enemy destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 15

Screwtape strategizes with Wormwood, using Time as a weapon: I had noticed, of course, that the humans were having a lull in their European war—what they naïvely call ‘The War’!—and am not surprised that there is a corresponding lull in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 29

Screwtape reveals Hell’s intentions for human marriage: The Enemy’s demand on humans takes the form of a dilemma; either complete abstinence or unmitigated monogamy. Ever since our Father’s first great victory, we have rendered the former very difficult to them. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 2

Screwtape reveals the Enemy’s intentions: Now it may surprise you to learn that in His [the Enemy’s] efforts to get permanent possession of a soul, He relies on the troughs even more than on the peaks; some of His special … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MARCH 21

Screwtape encourages confusion and pride: The sense of ownership in general is always to be encouraged. The humans are always putting up claims to ownership which sound equally funny in Heaven and in Hell and we must keep them doing … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 22

Screwtape reveals a powerful tool for distraction: What we want, if men become Christians at all, is to keep them in the state of mind I call ‘Christianity And’. You know—Christianity and the Crisis, Christianity and the New Psychology, Christianity … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 18

Screwtape offers ways to cleverly exploit the Patient’s dry spell: But there is an even better way of exploiting the trough; I mean through the patient’s own thoughts about it. As always, the first step is to keep knowledge out … Continue reading

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