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Screwtape Sets A Frost

The diabolical timetable is somewhat different from the terrestrial one, and the devil Ragwort, who has responsibility for the entirety of the Scottish Sector, has just submitted his annual report. No doubt Hell, like any other bureaucracy, has official channels … Continue reading

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Reason and Sticky Buns

There are times, Dear Reader, when I am heartily sick of, and fed up with, the behaviour of Christians. And the reason I get so annoyed and dispirited by it is that the people who are behaving badly have no … Continue reading

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Screwtape’s Prostrate Exam

The devil Ragwort, though usually entirely in favour of encouraging corporeal excess, has found himself recently stymied by Lent. Ragwort, a ‘big picture’ manager if ever there was one, had no idea that there existed among the Christians of the … Continue reading

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Screwtape and the Crooked Timber

The devil Screwtape, if you recall, concluded his last letter with a request that Ragwort write to him with his “thoughts on what we ought to do about the notion of ‘friendship’, that perversion of natural competition”. It seems Ragwort … Continue reading

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Screwtape Shucks the Habit

The devil Screwtape has just returned from a brief sabbatical – or sabbat, as they are known in his diabolical circles – in the course of which he attended a conference on ‘The Gentle Art of Falsity’, hosted by Hell’s … Continue reading

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Screwtape and the Banquet

Once more, a diabolical epistle has fallen into my hands. Screwtape, a devil long experienced, is here writing again to his subordinate, Ragwort. Ragwort has responsibility for overseeing the ‘Scottish Sector’; the more senior Screwtape has responsibility for overseeing Ragwort, … Continue reading

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Festive Greetings from Hell

This is the Screwtape Letter that appeared in the brand-new St. Columba’s church magazine, which you can read here. Wreck the Halls with Bouts of Folly Sixty-eight years ago an incendiary manuscript fell into the hands of C.S. Lewis. This … Continue reading

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