Screwtape Letters


Screwtape Letter #31 – Questions

This entry is part 64 of 65 in the series Screwtape Letters

This entry is part 64 of 65 in the series Screwtape Letters Letter #31 Uh oh – Wormwood is in really big trouble My dear, my very dear, Wormwood, my poppet, my pigsnie, How mistakenly now that all is lost you come whimpering to ask me whether the terms of affection in which I address you meant nothing from the beginning. … Love you? Why, yes. As dainty a morsel as ever I grew fat on. 31.1) We always knew that Screwtape didn’t get the concept of love. Those in Satan’s lowerarchy never got the concept of who is food for who right either. Talk about this view of “life” for those who think they are tough in this world – and what they’ll encounter in the next.         You have let a soul slip through your fingers. … What, then, of this final stripping, this complete cleansing? The more one thinks about it, the worse it becomes. He got through so easily! … The extraction hurt more and more and then the tooth was out. The dream became a nightmare and then you woke. You die and die and then you are beyond death. How could I […]


Screwtape Letter #29 – Discussion Guide

This entry is part 61 of 65 in the series Screwtape Letters

Now this is a ticklish business. We have made men proud of most vices, but not of cowardice. … There is here a cruel dilemma before us. If we promoted justice and charity among men, we should be playing directly into the Enemy’s hands; but if we guide them to the opposite behaviour, this sooner or later produces (for He permits it to produce) a war or a revolution, and the undisguisable issue of cowardice or courage awakes thousands of men from moral stupor.


Screwtape Letter #29 – Questions

This entry is part 60 of 65 in the series Screwtape Letters

Now this is a ticklish business. We have made men proud of most vices, but not of cowardice. … There is here a cruel dilemma before us. If we promoted justice and charity among men, we should be playing directly into the Enemy’s hands; but if we guide them to the opposite behaviour, this sooner or later produces (for He permits it to produce) a war or a revolution, and the undisguisable issue of cowardice or courage awakes thousands of men from moral stupor.


Screwtape Letter #26 – Discussion Guide

This entry is part 55 of 65 in the series Screwtape Letters

In discussing any joint action, it becomes obligatory that A should argue in favour of B’s supposed wishes and against his own, while B does the opposite. It is often impossible to find out either party’s real wishes; with luck, they end by doing something that neither wants,


Screwtape Letter #26 – Questions

This entry is part 54 of 65 in the series Screwtape Letters

In discussing any joint action, it becomes obligatory that A should argue in favour of B’s supposed wishes and against his own, while B does the opposite. It is often impossible to find out either party’s real wishes; with luck, they end by doing something that neither wants,