Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quick Byte # ZERO - Imitation

Michael is a great contributor to this site and his Quick Bytes posts make us all think seriously about what he has to say.

So with great respects to his writings I shall attempt just one post in imitation.

The subject of my post is ... the devil !!!

It was CS Lewis who I think said that the devil's biggest trick is to make us believe he doesn't exist. And you can quite understand why.

Imagine if the devil suddenly appeared to you in all his horrendous horrible evilness? You'd probably be so frightened that he'd scare the socks off you. I know I'd probably fall off my chair if I saw him.

In fact, if he appeared like as I describe, the chances are that he'd immediately convert people to Christianity through total fear of him. Which would be counter-productive from his perspective.

So instead, he appears in disguise as nice, cuddly, harmless, no sin implied temptations. And slowly, surely, many are attracted to him and hand in hand walk with him almost somnambulistically into hell.

Perhaps we should give the devil our 100% attention and ensure he has Zero% influence on our lives.


  1. Victor, you had everyone going until you used a grown-up word like somnambulistically. Everyone knows I could never pull off a word like that!

    On a serious note, thank you for the kind words and a great addition to the Quick Bytes "series". Your point is well taken ... and appropriately scary enough to get me to think about my own percentages.

    There is a song by Casting Crowns called Slow Fade and one of the lines is "People never crumble in a day", and I think that is the other trick the devil pulls. Little by little he tries to lure us closer and closer to him so that we don't notice how far down the path we are.

    God Bless.

  2. Thank you Michael for giving us such inspirational Quick Bytes. Your contributions to this website are very valuable.

    You're right that the devil lures people a bit at a time.

    By the way ... I made up the word "somnambulistically". Couldn't find it in the dictionary so I thought ... why not make up my own words.

    God bless you Michael.