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  1. Screwtape V

    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post

    MY DEAR WORMWOOD,


    It is a little bit disappointing to expect a detailed report on your work and to receive instead such a vague rhapsody as your last letter. You say you are "delirious with joy" because the European humans have started another of their wars. I see very well what has happened to you. You are not delirious; you are only drunk. Reading between the lines in your very unbalanced account of the patient's sleepless night, I can reconstruct your state
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  2. Screwtape IV

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    MY DEAR WORMWOOD,


    The amateurish suggestions in your last letter warn me that it is high time for me to write to you fully on the painful subject of prayer. You might have spared the comment that my advice about his prayers for his mother it "proved singularly unfortunate". That is not the sort of thing that a nephew should write to his uncleŚnor a junior tempter to the under-secretary of a department. It also reveals an unpleasant desire to shift responsibility;
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  3. Screwtape III

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    MY DEAR WORMWOOD,


    I am very pleased by what you tell me about this man's relations with his mother. But you must press your advantage. The Enemy will be working from the centre outwards, gradually bringing more and more of the patient's conduct under the new standard, and may reach his behaviour to the old lady at any moment. You
    want to get in first. Keep in close touch with our colleague Glubose who is in charge of the mother, and build up between you in
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  4. Screwtape II

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    MY DEAR WORMWOOD,

    I note with grave displeasure that your patient has become a Christian. Do not indulge the hope that you will escape the usual penalties; indeed, in your better moments, I trust you would hardly even wish to do so. In the meantime we must make the best of the situation. There is no need to despair; hundreds of these adult converts have been reclaimed after a brief sojourn in the Enemy's camp and are now with us. All the habits of the patient, both mental
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  5. Daily Screwtape

    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    Anti-Fedaeralist, the bad influence that he tends to be in my life, got me to thinking about The Screwtape Letters. I have decided I will at least attempt to post one letter a day for the coming month, there being 31 letters in all. I am not advocating for Christianity with this post, though I am neither detracting from it. But I am attempting to offer those who have not read them the opportunity to do so in a slow and piecemeal fashion, given at least a full day's interval to digest the thoughts
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