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Topic: IMPOSSIBLE (09/05/19)
- TITLE: Lesson Plan
By Corinne Smelker
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Thank you for your congratulatory text on my promotion to Head Chair of the Provocation, Enticement and Temptation Department. It is a welcome change from lecturing students who really didnâ€™t care about the true history of Our Father Below and his decision to split away from Our Enemy.
Rather than texting back, I figured Iâ€™d email you. Talk-to-text doesnâ€™t always work for me! Remember when I told you â€˜God said serve him,â€™ instead of, â€˜Get some ice cream.â€™ I hate blunders like that. I really donâ€™t want Our Enemyâ€™s name cropping up on my phone.
So, one thing I have been talking to my current crop of tempters about is how to mess with your chargeâ€™s mind. Homo-sapiens are a deplorable mess of contradictions; on the one hand they are whimsical and innocent, on the other, they are cynical and suspicious. We can use this to our advantage.
These creatures, pitiful and weak though they are, are our Enemyâ€™s pride and joy. I have no idea why, they are miserable, and not worth the earth theyâ€™ve been given, but never mind. Because they are his pride and joy, and his creation, they have limitless imaginations. Consider what they could do if they used it for what they believe is â€˜goodâ€™? Which is why we need to ensure that they donâ€™t. But how? This is actually a lesson plan Iâ€™ve been developing for my students, so I donâ€™t mind sharing it with you first.
Here are a few things we can do to ensure they never rise above what we allow them to be.
First, the obvious one. Keep their focus on earthly things and off Our Enemy. He has made so many promises to them in his infernal book, and those who read and believe it tend to follow the instructions, and suddenly they are out of our reach.
Second, keep their minds on things that are truly impossible because they fall outside what the natural earth can do. Let them try and change things that are immutable and absolute. Then, when they cannot, allow them to become frustrated. With that frustration channeled the right way, soon your human will become disillusioned and not try to change anything.
Social media has in many ways been a Satan-send for us. If we are able to show only the depravity of humanity, indifference soon follows, and indifference is the enemy of imagination and creativity.
Why do we want to kill the imagination and creativity? With an imagination designed by Our Enemy, these creatures can achieve anything. Remember the Tower of Babel? A human with an imagination is a real threat to us, unless of course we can control his or her imagination. We had great success in the 1930 and 1940s with some!
But a human who has bought into the lie of Our Enemy, who believes the words of that infernal book, who actively does the things that book says â€“ that my dear niece â€“ is a threat to us all. They cannot be allowed. Do you know what the book says? One part of it tells them, â€œWith XXX (I am not going to type THAT name twice in one letter) all things are possible.â€ Well, we certainly donâ€™t want these mortals getting ideas above their station! An unimaginative human is a docile human â€“ and they are the best kind.
So, make sure when working on your charge that you ensure she does not read that book, and that she becomes inured to the things she sees on social media. It is a good first step to ensuring she does not start believing Our Enemy when he tells her he can do the impossible.
All the best to my sister when you next see her.
A tribute to C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters".
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