从编辑器的s Trash Can

1942年,C.S. Lewis写了一个虚构,讽刺书,标题为“stregtape字母”。这本书是关于一个被调味的恶魔命名为“screwtape”,他们正试图建议他的侄子,“艾米伍德,”一个缺乏经验的恶魔,如何成为一个有效的试炼。

本着C.S. Lewis经典作品的精神,我开始奇怪,“如果2020年的活动是在2019年螺丝露和幽门之间的场景后面发生的恶魔对话的结果怎么样?”这是我如何想象它,从C.S. Lewis的格式改变。screwtape和蒿木不再互相写信。相反,他们正在发短信。毕竟,这个虚构对话发生在2019年,而不是1942年。

当然,我也想向C.S. Lewis和他的读者提供道歉。有一个原因,为什么这些想法有权,“来自编辑的垃圾桶。”这不是我对“改善”在C.S. Lewis的意图,而是利用他的天才方法来解决现代问题。

Wormwood:Dear Uncle Screwtape, it’s been some time since we last communicated, and if you aren’t too busy, I would like to seek your advice once again. Satan has honored me by commissioning me with the task of disrupting the church in America. He has asked me to create chaos, unrest, and division that will weaken and overthrow the faith of Christians and hurt the reputation of the church before the world. Since you have so much more experience than I, would you be willing to help your favorite nephew with some sinister ideas? I would value your advice.

Screwtape:伟大的听证会来自您,幽门,以及您为此任务选择的荣誉!恭喜是有序的!当然,我很乐意以任何方式帮助你。你能告诉我你已经有了什么想法?

Wormwood:大!谢谢你愿意帮助我!至于想法,我正在考虑操纵对教会的大规模迫害,就像罗马帝国的日子都没有看到。美国基督徒的信仰从未被测试过。他们需要知道剑的锋利,剑的锋利边缘!虽然这种迫害的实施可能需要一点时间,但它不会几乎只要大多数人都会想到。从美国被抛弃的长时间的道德价值被嘲笑,我认为我们的等待太长了。我认为历史忍受了这一点。请记住,在上个世纪,不可想象是如何在德国成为现实的?这就是我想要重新创造的,只有这次让基督徒让基督徒成为仇恨和迫害的对象。 With just a little patience, I believe I can change the way the nation thinks, blind their eyes, callous their hearts, and stir within the general population a violent hatred of Christianity. So, what do you think of my idea? Please speak freely and offer any suggestions. I value your input.

Screwtape:虽然我认为你的心在正确的地方,但我认为你的计划注定要失败。原因是它过于直接,太“在你的脸上”,迫害来自没有而不是没有。这些因素通常加强了基督徒的决心。当面对“否认或死亡”的Ultimatums时,基督徒在历史上接受了殉难,他们的殉难加强并冠军其他基督徒更大的大胆和忠诚。我会这么说,你的计划肯定会导致来自教会的许多名义基督徒的伟大出境,但我们的大师已经拥有它们。驱动它们没有“净”优势。事实上,您是否认为随着他们的离开,我们将失去对教会内部发生的强烈影响?不,我的侄子,因为这些原因,我认为你的计划将是一个完全的失败。

Wormwood:叔叔螺丝喇叭,这就是我为你写信的原因。我知道你的经历和良好的判断力;你能帮助我。我有点尴尬,但我必须承认我甚至甚至认为你所做的对比,但是考虑过他们,我相信你是对的。所以,它回到了绘图板上。你有什么建议吗?

Screwtape:好吧,如果是我,我会计划更多的间接,不那么长的,从内部煽动。这种方法将抓住教会,并用她的防守。我认为这种方法更有效。

Wormwood:我想我可能明白你在说什么,但你能给我一些具体的例子吗?

Screwtape:当然,我会很高兴。如您所知,美国人孜孜不倦地拥抱个人自由和自由,重视其传统,并且被允许对权威职位的人感到异议。如果是我,我会用这些非常特征来反对他们。例如:如果你开始全球,空中,大流行,并确保这种大流行是良性的,那么大多数人都会幸存下来,甚至足以让数百人死亡?然后在这个文化背景中,舞台设置为部署我们的秘密武器。不,这不是一个稳定,锋利的剑,饥饿,野兽或执行队。这种武器在邪恶之战中从未被使用过。但在这种文化背景下,这种武器将在教会内创造混乱和师。武器?一个微不足道的良性医疗面罩。

Wormwood:医疗面罩?我和你在一起到了这一点,但现在你失去了我。你能解释一个面罩如何用作邪恶的工具?

Screwtape:Certainly. I was just about to explain. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the vulnerable, church leaders will require Christians to wear these facemasks to public worship assemblies. But because personal liberties run so deep within Americans, many Christians will be blinded by the infringement upon their “personal rights and liberties,” and will fail to consider the needs of the vulnerable. Then, couple these strong feelings of personal liberties with the right Americans have to vocally dissent against authorities and watch the trouble begin to brew. Add to that some changes to some long-standing traditions (i.e. canceling in-person Bible classes and worship services and opting for online Bible studies). Then top it all off by connecting these changes to a political agenda (and remember, this is an election year in America), and you will have the makings of a chaotic, vocal, rebellion against church leaders. And the beauty of it all is that it is all self-inflicted! We get blamed for nothing! There will be no call to “circle the wagons” against the enemy of the church, because the enemy is the church!

Wormwood:辉煌,叔叔螺丝栏!只是辉煌!我知道我可以依靠你,你证明我是对的。非常感谢您的建议。我计划在它上吧!

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  • 你在头上敲了一头钉子!

  • This is an excellent fictitious example of what has been going on in our country for a long time. So many of today’s believers give equal weight to the Bible and our constitution to the extent that they don’t know the difference between the two. Some of the ideas in the constitution that aren’t in the Bible are yet attributed to God. So many of us have adopted the rancor that goes with today’s politics that we obscures the message to the world that forgiveness that is available through the blood of our Lord Jesus. We present ourselves as ungrateful malcontents just like the unbelievers.

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