Monthly Archives: November 2012

Romance and Sexuality – 1

As you should well know, when the Enemy first concocted those detestable hybrids called humans, He created male and female varieties.  This division of genders is quite confusing, but it can be just as confusing for the humans as for us.  The problem is that the two genders are different, but similar.  One typically finds that, psychologically, there are more differences within genders than between genders.  The most useful way of understanding this state of affairs is to liken it to the Enemy’s claim to be “three-in-one”:  one entity expressed in three distinct persons.  Similarly, the human creature is expressed in two persons:  male and female.  If these two genders coexist and work together as one, the result is not only distasteful but also unbearably troublesome to tear down.  However, the task of destroying this harmony is not impossible.  You need only look as far as the example set by Our Father Below when he went about bringing down the first of the filthy vermin.  As long as they know who they are in the Enemy, they will be able to put up a strong defense to your attacks.  What you must do, then, is force them out of this mental/spiritual tower.

You see, Our Father Below’s first brilliant move was to approach the woman with his questions about the Enemy’s decree.  Do not fall into the same intellectual pit as some of the flesh creatures and think that this has something to do with the woman being in some way inferior to the man.  Rather, it had everything to do with the roles of the man and the woman in the garden.  The man had been charged to be the moral and spiritual leader in the garden.  It was to the man that the Enemy gave His decree not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  The woman was charged with helping and supporting the man.  The Enemy did not see it to be good that the man should be alone in his task.  The two are given complementary roles as each would support the other.  As long as the man and woman worked together as a unit, their connection to the Enemy would be as troublesome to attack as a Roman phalanx.

When Our Father Below approached the woman first, he upset the established order by addressing the woman as the spiritual and moral leader and the man as the supporter and helper.  In so doing, Our Father Below moved the upcoming battle to ground of his choosing.  The humans now found themselves distanced from the Enemy and from each other as the woman attempted to fill a role that she that she had not been given and the man withdrew from the situation altogether.  Again, do not miss the subtle nature of this movement by thinking it has to do with the man and woman’s respective abilities.  Each is equally dangerous to our designs.  The goal in reversing their roles was to lead them away from the Enemy’s influence and security.

You would do well to carefully study this maneuver.  It is rare that a tempter can get into a human’s head and suggest a transgression so directly.  Despite the flesh creatures’ inherent disposition to sin, it takes careful preparations to get them to follow through.  However, as you can see from the current example, the proper set up can get even those who have literally walked with the Enemy and known only Him to turn their backs.

With the set up complete (moving the humans away from their Enemy-given identity), all that remained to be done was to plant the seeds of doubt and the rest, as the humans so are fond of saying, is history.  As you can probably tell by now, the key when tempting in the area of romance and sexuality is maneuvering the humans into a position where they are uncomfortable with themselves; to take away the security blanket the Enemy gives, as it were.  Such preparation is what opens the door to further temptations.

(c) Noah Wilson. All Rights Reserved.

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Liar, liar

What do you think of when you think of the devil’s work?  A voice whispering sweet temptations in your ear? What about lies and “false witnesses”?  The Greek word that is translated as “devil” is “diabolos“, which means “false accuser” or “slanderer”.  This seems odd since we often think of the devil as someone who dangles sin tantalizingly in front of our noses. But let’s look at some of the devil’s work in Scripture.

1) Genesis 3:1-5
The first case comes from the story of the fall of man.  When the devil, here called the serpent, approaches Eve, he starts with a question, “Did God really say not to eat from any tree in the garden?”  Eve explains that there is only one tree they were commanded not to eat from because “they would surely die” if they did so.  The devil responds by saying that they will not surely die but rather they will become like God, knowing good from evil.  The devil makes two implications here.  First, that God lied about Adam and Eve dying if they ate from the tree. And second, that God is unfairly and selfishly keeping something from them.

What we can see going on is that the devil is lying about God’s character, accusing Him of not having Adam and Eve’s best interests at heart, of lying, and of not being as good as He would have them believe.

2) Job 1:8-11, 2:3-5
In the story of Job, we see Satan at work once again.  This time the angels come and present themselves before God and the devil comes as well.  God asks Satan if he has heard of Job, who “fears God and shuns evil”.  The devil’s response is to claim that Job is good only because God has been good to him and blessed him.  Take that away, the devil says to God, and “he will surely curse You to Your face!”  Later, after Job remains true to God after having all he has taken away, the devil claims that Job is only good because he still has his health.  If that is taken away, says the devil to God, “he will surely curse you to your face!”

In both instances, the devil is accusing Job in front of God and claiming that he isn’t as good as God says he is.  The devil makes false claims about Job’s character.

3) Luke 4:1-13

In the account of Christ’s temptation, we find the devil up to his usual tricks.  The first two times that he tempts Jesus, he uses a formula that goes “If you are the Son of God, then do this.”

Satan is questioning Jesus’ identity and implicitly accusing Him of not being the Son of God by challenging Him to prove it.

Here we have 3 examples of Satan at work and a vital component each time is raising false accusations.  We have no reason to think that he has changed his strategy and we find ourselves in positions similar to Adam and Eve, Job, and Jesus.  Satan attacks us by using lies to accuse God and accuse us.  This is one of the reasons why it is so important to be firmly grounded in God.  We need to spend time with God by praying, reading His Word, worshiping, etc. so that we know what the Truth is.  Namely that Christ died to free us from our sins (John 3:16), that we are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9), and that nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:35-39).  If we know the Truth about God and ourselves, we will be able to see Satan’s lies for what they are.


Depreciation

Depreciation can be targeted at two things, either at the self or the Enemy.  Depreciation of the self is a particularly delectable situation to observe in the flesh creature.  The goal is to get it to despise itself and make itself miserable.  Of course, it is up to you to set up the mechanism and get it started.  A great angle to go about this is to go for the beast’s feelings.  These make particularly good targets for a number of reasons:  first, they are generally uncontrollable.  The humans can learn to regulate the expression of their feelings, but they cannot help having them.  Second, since the humans place so much emphasis on their so-called “rationality,” they will eagerly jump to the impossible task of shedding their emotions.  Finally, humans are just as capable of learning from their feelings as they are of being deceived by them.  If you alienate a human from its feelings, you are able to affix another filter preventing it from getting any information except that which you have approved.

So how does one separate a human from its feelings?  Our social engineers have tilled the proverbial soil and made all the cultural preparations for us.  From an early age, they are bombarded with mixed messages about expressing their feelings and told what they should or shouldn’t be feeling.

We have utilized this in a larger framework when targeting the males.  We’ve led them to believe that real masculinity means being a hardcore stoic.  At the same time, we’ve begun to press them with the concern that they aren’t “sensitive” enough.   Thus, no matter what they do, they lose.  If they remain hidden under the rock of masculine stoicism, their repressed emotions build up and tear them apart on the inside while they fail at being “sensitive”.  If they try to be “progressive” and shed some tears, deep down they think that their tears are a betrayal of their masculinity.  In recent years, we have begun to put out a women’s brand of this strategy by playing off of particular sects of the feminist movement.

Similarly, anger is only to be expressed at certain injustices, but never at close others “because that’s just not right”.  Any emotion or expression of emotion can be taken advantage of.  The bottom line is that you should get the little wretch to be more concerned about regulating its emotions than experiencing them.

The fallout from this conditioning is that the flesh creature essentially smothers itself trying to regulate its feelings and conform to social standards.  With all this stifling and suffocation, the human becomes more stressed and uncomfortable.  It becomes difficult for the wretch to relate to its fellows and it becomes isolated even when standing in a crowd.  Singling the human out like this is can even pave the way for future temptations.  What’s more, the points at which it stifles itself become sore points that are considered best avoided.  Therefore, the little beast will dread engaging your installations, and even go so far as to defend them of its own volition.  All while you monitor the situation from afar.  On a related note, since some of the humans consider spiritual entities and mental constructs to be pure nonsense, they will refuse to acknowledge them.  It is important to nurture this belief as it will make them even more unwilling to address any emotional distress they feel and make your work more secure.

The depreciation of self is a self-perpetuating phenomenon.  All it requires from you is the proper care and tending.  One thing that distinguishes the incompetent tempters from the great ones is how they handle the step following the implementation of self-depreciation.  The incompetent tempters allow their appetites to get the better of them and haphazardly rush into alerting the flesh creature to its mental predicament.  Doing so allows it to see its thought processes for what they really are and a scramble operation must be launched to try and crush any resistance or any attempt to appeal to the Enemy for help.  Of course, these operations often meet with limited success and ultimately land the tempter in one of our fine incompetence rectification facilities.

The great tempters, however, know precisely when and how to show the human what is going on.  The initial panic created by this revelation is augmented by the liberal application of words like “can’t”.  With the proper handling, the human is soon sinking down to a despair from which they will rise only with what the humans call “a miracle”.  The force of the despair pulling down, combined with their frail struggles to rise can be used to warp or even break the flesh-creature’s spirit.  Doing so makes it more aerodynamic for our purposes and will also cause it to atrophy.

We now turn to the subject of depreciation of the Enemy.  The heart and soul of this technique lies in the manipulation of the flesh-creature’s beliefs.  We know that, unjust though He may be, the Enemy is by no means a foe to be underestimated.  However, it is possible for humans, and, unfortunately, even demons, to make this very error.  The difference is that when humans are doing the underestimating, we win, and when tempters underestimate, we experience a setback or worse.  We know that a full frontal assault on the Enemy is a gigantic risk and we only consider such an act as a final recourse in times of the most extreme desperation.  Given this, our plans are most imperiled when the Enemy becomes directly involved with the human’s dealings.  Would it not be wonderful if we could avoid this situation altogether?  We have not yet found a way to prevent the Enemy from interfering entirely, but we have figured out how to keep the flesh creatures from calling to Him for aid.

Since we, as pure spirits, possess empirical knowledge of spiritual things, the concept of “faith” is foreign to us and it is a testament to the ability of the research department that we now possess such vast and intimate knowledge of what it means to have, as the Enemy puts it, “evidence of things not seen”.  Let us begin with a very simple question:  what can you ask for and what can’t you ask for?  Can you ask for something that you possess no knowledge of?  Of course you can’t.  The ability to communicate your desire is altogether lacking.  Can you ask for something that you do not believe you will receive?  Once again the answer is no, and herein lies the important point:  the term “request” implies that you expect to receive that which you requested.  If you do not expect to receive what you have requested, then you have not requested it.  You have merely asked a rhetorical question.

Most humans know of the proposition of the Enemy’s existence and power, but what matters is whether or not they believe this proposition.  If the human can be brought to disbelieve in the Enemy, then we are able to gain the upper hand.  This disbelief can take many forms.  There is the flat-out disbelief in the existence of the Enemy which results in a mundane, but safe soul capture.  In some circumstances, disbelief can be used to produce a cultural Christian.  Simply put, the flesh creature will go through all of the motions of following the Enemy, but never believe a dot or iota of it.  If only we could make this the case for all of the Church!  At present, this is only the dream of a wishful fiend, but we assure you that with hard work and an unshakeable resolve, we can indeed make this a reality.

(c) Noah Wilson. All Rights Reserved.


How Many Bars Do You Have?

If you have a cell phone, chances are that you’ve had the opportunity to lament, “I don’t have any bars!”  Those little bars may occupy an unassuming part of the screen, but they are of vital importance. No bars means no signal, no signal means no calls, texts, or emails.  You may be surprised to learn that Christians, too, have bars.

Okay, Christians don’t literally have bars.  However we do face connectivity problems.  We have “reception”.  Our signal doesn’t come from a tower, but from God.  In order to live a healthy and productive spiritual life, we need to have a healthy connection to God.  It is through this connection that we speak to and hear from God.  Just like a cell phone, if we have a bad connection, we will only hear bits and pieces of what God is saying to us. Additionally, we will have a difficult time speaking with God because there are only bits and pieces of our lives that we share with Him.  With a bad signal, we think that there are only certain places where we meet God (such as church on Sunday morning).  A good signal means that we are able to encounter God any place, any time, and in any thing.

The question now becomes “how do we get and keep a good signal?”  Our reception is in our hearts.  What is usually going on in our hearts?  Are we filling them with sin or with God?

Sin interferes with our signal from God.  Sin tries to block or distort it. If we spend our time doing things like building our pride, ignoring others, or plotting against them,

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it’s like going into a tunnel.  Our reception to God’s signal becomes very weak.

There are also things that we can do to build up our reception to God. One of the oldest and well-tested ways of doing this is engaging in the spiritual disciplines such as prayer, worship, practicing solitude, or engaging in service (to name a few).

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These disciplines act as spiritual plows and fertilizers that prepare the soil of our hearts for God’s work.  Going with the tech metaphor, they keep us fully charged and do system maintenance that keeps us in good working order.

It is worth noting that having a good signal doesn’t mean that you will begin to literally hear the voice of God.  Rather, you find that you meet God all over the place.  You find that God can be experienced with all 5 of the senses.  You find that God is relevant to, and can be a part of every nook and cranny of your life.  There will be times when God seems distant, like He is only making occasional, long-distance calls.  There will also be times when He chats with us several times a day.  Having a strong connection allows us to continue talking and walking with God no matter what the circumstances are.  It also means that we don’t hang up on Him either, because we know that when we’re with God, we’re on the largest and only 100% reliable network there is.


Tacking to the Dirt

When the Enemy created the world as the humans know it, His propaganda says about each stage of creation “And [the Enemy] saw that it was good.”  This is all good and well, if you consider a cesspool of ignorance and blind loyalty to be good.  Thank perdition that Our Father Below took it upon himself to liberate the humans from their ignorant fawning over the Enemy and make them accessible to our own uses.  The way he was able to succeed at this was to get them to value something more highly than the Enemy, in that case, so-called “knowledge of good and evil”.  This method of value shuffling is one of the most effective techniques in our arsenal.  We have become so proficient in this area that we have moved from merely rearranging the vermin’s values to completely excluding some in favor of others.

Enter the materialist – one of our finest creations.  He only believes what he thinks can be “empirically” verified.  That failing, he will go with the “scientific” theory that is currently in vogue.  The materialist fancies himself to be enlightened and is ever-ready to magnanimously share his light with the dim masses.  The greatest thing about the materialist is that he can spend his entire life studying the Enemy’s work and never seriously entertain the notion of a creator-like being.

The materialist is an extreme example of the exclusion of particular values.  What happens within the materialist’s mind is that we exclude the value of nonmaterial things and favor the value of material things.  The end result is that the Enemy’s advances are for the most part rejected.  Of course, there are rare instances in which incompetent tempters fail to secure souls even when they are literally handed to them.  Such lapses in capability reflect poorly on the department and are promptly and thoroughly dealt with.

The point that we wish to drive home is that we can capture a soul by tacking it to the dirt of the world.  The process of gaining a soul doesn’t have to explicitly involve ourselves and the Enemy.  You can dilute this black and white image of things and make it a much more favorable shade of gray by utilizing a third party called the World.  Technically speaking, the world is our domain, but this is a fact that very few humans ever fully realize.  Even among the Christians, there are those who do not grasp this fact.  People generally conceive of the World as the world, i.e. a neutral speck of dirt in the universe and all that it contains ranging from plants and animals to art and cultures.  When we refer to the World in the proper sense, we are talking about all of the tangible and intangible things that occupy that same time and space as the world which we use to lead them away from the Enemy.  We have managed to bind the two together so that it is difficult to tell the Worldly version from the worldly version.

It certainly appears as if some things exist in both of these spheres of existence at once.  But it is not so simple for us.  A better way to think the relationship between the World and the world is as a reflection and the object which produces the reflection.  The Enemy created the world, as told in His propaganda.  Since we are as of yet unable to perform any act that creates something from nothing, we went about constructing the World by setting up a mirror that reflects the image of the world.  We were then able to manipulate the surface of said mirror in order to change and distort the reflection.  Although the object itself doesn’t carry our influence in the least, we’ve been able to superimpose our reflected image on the object and thus the two become nigh indistinguishable from one another.

Despite this immensely clever maneuver, we were still not satisfied, an additional campaign was necessary to further fortify our World installation.  Recall, if you will, your prior instruction on the importance of the use of words in tempting.  To further obscure the perceived line between the World and the world, we set about mixing the two terms in the minds of the flesh creatures.  We give precedence to “the world” as the mainstream term while relegating “the World” to the dusty rhetoric of religious zealots.  “The world” then becomes the primary term used to denote both object and reflection while “the World” falls into disuse.  Having gathered both meanings under a single term, the line between the two gradually disappears and they are now extremely difficult to separate.

Now that we have taken care of any possible confusion surrounding the use of the terms “world” and “World”, we can get back to the business of attaching people to the world.  Let’s take stock of what has been set forth so far:  the humans can be separated from the Enemy by focusing their attention on the World in order to block Him out.  Thanks to the process and system described above, it is exceedingly difficult for the flesh creature to see what is really going on.

The question that remains to be addressed is exactly how we attach the flesh creatures to the World.  There are many options for attaining this goal, all of which involve creating a holding cell of materialism in their minds.  The real question is what kind of materialism to use.  Of course, money is always a good option in that it is a means to so many ends.  It may be used to obtain the things they want, which could be more material items or something more nebulous such as power or prestige.  The potential danger you face when playing money as a means to an end is that you may infect the flesh creature with your own sentiments about money.  If this happens and you do not have him secured to the money, itself, you will have inadvertently provided the little beast with an easy escape from your trap.  If handled correctly, though, you can turn this predicament into a great game in which you have the little beast caught between two hot irons.  On one hand, it has no regard for the value of money so it is content to frivolously expend funds in order to obtain the ends it so desires.  On the other hand, the money it devalues is the very thing it needs to get what it wants.  The end result is that it never has enough money to satisfy its basic needs with any regularity or, it if does, it is only with an element of spite that sours its sustenance.  Once you spring the trap and catch the human in the paradox, all that remains is to infuse an appropriate amount of pride to keep it locked in and refusing any help.

There are also more direct routes.  For example, you can focus less on money and more on the actual ends themselves.  It may be a particular car or dress:  anything that you can get them to feel is essential for their happiness.  Of course the move is much more subtle than simply getting them to think that a novelty will magically solve all of their problems.  The real trick is that we are getting them to place their faith in something that is temporal and not eternal.  More often than not, they will not be aware of this action because they deny the existence of such faith.  Thus, any tampering with it is very likely to go unnoticed.

What ultimately happens is that the money or item that you have pressed upon their fancy becomes their god.  It becomes that thing they will run to in times of trouble.  It will be their security.  They will tell themselves that “no matter what, no matter how bad things may seem, I will always have a roof over my head” or “I will always have my nest egg to fall back on”.  What they don’t realize is that they have invested in things that exist in time and space and that are, therefore, temporary.  When these things are taken away, you will see their world start to fall apart.

Although this may appear to be just the thing we want, given the pain and anguish they experience, this does not necessarily serve our cause.  Statistically speaking, the number of events involving the loss of material items we initiate is very low, limited to the most brilliant and most idiotic of our tempters.  You see, pulling their bed of roses out from under them poses the threat of awaking them to the spiritual reality.  Do not forget the reason why you spend all this time grounding them in materialism.  The whole point of your endeavor is to get them to focus on the material rather than the spiritual.  One of the Enemy’s most heinous tactics is to take away the human’s material possessions in order to get them to focus on what He claims “is really important”.

Do you recall the case of Job?  Our Father Below obtained the Enemy’s express permission to destroy all that Job had, even his health.  Things were going splendidly until the Enemy Himself intervened by giving Job a speech about His supposed sovereignty and other such nonsense.  We know that such claims are illegitimate.  But we digress; the point is that at the end of this ordeal in which he lost all material possessions, Job was closer to the Enemy than ever and we were left to pick up the pieces.  We are still analyzing the episode and trying to figure out exactly what went wrong.  Nonetheless, it remains a textbook example of why the last thing a novice tempter should do is to deprive a flesh creature of its worldly possessions.

To summarize, when we speak of “tacking to the dirt,” we are referring to the process of getting the human to place their faith in material objects rather than the Enemy.  What happens is that they never get involved with the Enemy’s camp and so they remain ours for the taking.  Additionally, they build up a layer of insulation that keeps them resilient to anything spiritual.  It is worth stressing here that we don’t especially care what it is that you bury their life in.  All that matters is that it is not the Enemy.

(c) Noah Wilson. All Rights Reserved.


A Question of Repentance

We often think about repentance strictly in terms of saying “I’m sorry God, I won’t do that again.”  (If we’re really honest, we might rephrase the latter part of that statement as “I’ll try not to do that again.”)  However, that angle seems to squeeze the grace in repentance down to strictly giving another chance.  It makes it sound more like tolerance than restoring a relationship.

Our situation is very similar to that which Peter found himself in after the crucifixion.  Like him, we have denied Christ, our Lord and Savior.  However there is no taking back what is done and we were sorry for what we did, so now we have returned to our normal routine without bringing God into the picture.  When we next see Jesus, we are more than happy to go meet Him, but we don’t bring up our sin.  Jesus, however, isn’t going to let it go.  He loves us too much to do that.  But neither does He lecture us or demand an apology.  Instead, He addresses us with a question:  “do you love me?

The question seems to cut through the air like a sword.  At first, it seems like the absolute worst thing Christ can ask us.  If He is calling into question whether we love Him or not, then we must be in dire straits.  Believe it or not, Christ’s question comes from grace.  It doesn’t spring from anger, disappointment, or the intention to make us feel guilty.  While having remorse for what we’ve done is a part of repentance, it is not the capstone.  According to Luke’s Gospel, Jesus looked right at Peter when he denied Him the third time and would most likely have seen the look in Peter’s eyes as the dreadful realization of what he had done came upon him.  Likewise, since God knows our hearts and is always with us, He knows that we’re sorry as soon as we are so.  The reason we can say that Christ isn’t trying to make us guilty with His question is because he already knows our regret.

So what does Christ intend to do by asking that question?  We mentioned earlier that His question probably cut through the air like a sword; it also cuts to the heart of the matter.  There are no hidden meanings to the question, no undertones.  He is very simply asking Peter, and ourselves, if we love Him.  Where’s the grace in that?  God says that He desires mercy and not sacrifice.  Christ isn’t asking us to do penance, He’s asking us to attend to the matter at hand.  Earlier, Christ makes that statement, “If you love me, you will obey me.”  That is to say, our obedience to God comes from our love of God.  We are not being called back to obedience.  We are being reminded of our true love.

Additionally, Jesus isn’t asking for His own benefit.  Peter says to Him, “Lord, you know I love you.”  Jesus asks for our benefit; to remind us of one very important thing:  repentance isn’t about making up for the past (Christ has personally taken care of that).  It is about where our heart is now.  Being sorry about what we’ve done is part of repentance because we love God now are upset that we turned away from Him.  That sorrow soon passes because we love God now and are no longer bound to our sin.  We are no longer bound to our sin because God has always loved us.


The Slippery Slope

The slippery slope is one of our most effective methods.  The key to its success lies in its incremental nature.  It allows you to gently ease the human deeper and deeper into sin (and therefore farther from the Enemy) without them really noticing what is happening.  You have two things going for you in this respect.  First, it is deeply embedded in human nature to avoid feeling guilty.  As a result, they have become very good at rationalizing their actions.  In some cases, they will go so far as to accept any suggestion, however ludicrous, that will alleviate their guilt.   This characteristic greatly aids the easing process.  Second, humans are pleasure-seekers and demand ever-increasing returns from their activities.  The payoff provided by this characteristic is that they already possess the incremental template of a slippery slope.

The technical aspects of the slippery slope are not hard to understand (at least for tempters with some degree of intelligence).  Consider the drug addict, one of our finer products, as a more concrete example.  When he takes the first dose of his preferred drug, the effects are overwhelming and manifest as a euphoria beyond anything he could have imagined.  This is because the receptors in his body are fresh and eager to take up the chemical he has taken.  As his body becomes accustomed to the drug, however, these receptors become less and less effective at the chemical uptake.  This process results in the same amount of the chemical being unable to bring about that euphoric first experience.  What is a pleasure-seeking creature to do?  More often than not, he takes more of the drug.  The greater quantity allows the lackluster receptors to pick up enough of the chemical to provide stimulation that amounts to a proper “high”.  However, his body will adapt to the new dosage and he will have to increase it again in order to attain the high he craves.  There you have the basic dynamic of the slippery slope as we use it:  diminishing returns on pleasure that lead to increased doses.  This tactic need not be limited strictly to chemical abuses; it will work just as well with anything that elicits a pleasure response from the wretch.  Things like food, sex, and power can also be used in a slippery slope equation.  You may even go so far as to use “spirituality”.

As with any tempting strategy, there is always room to refine it and tailor it to fit the particular inclinations of flesh creature you’re dealing with.  Even those wretched hybrids of spirit and dust have begun to figure it out.  It appears that there are certain genetic markers that predispose a person to particular vices such as alcoholism, homosexuality, and uncontrollable anger.  These markers are superb points of attack.  If the patient has no qualms about their predispositions, then a successful temptation is as simple as rolling a rock down a hill.  However, if they do have misgivings, you are presented with a slightly greater challenge, but a much more rewarding process.  Of course you will run into more resistance if the human really doesn’t want to engage in the particular sin you are angling for, but the mental anguish produced by failing to resist your advances is delicious on its own.  It makes them question whether they are really “good”.  Granted, this is a dangerous position due to the possibility that they will simply become more attached to the Enemy because they hold to a fallacy they refer to as “grace”.  That is exactly the sort of thing we want to avoid because it makes it especially difficult to entice them to leave His grasp.

What we want is a person who comes to grips with their own imperfection and falls into a state of despair.  The easiest way to bring this about is to carefully filter and manipulate what comes to their mind, specifically what enters their mind concerning the Enemy.  The only two things that should be allowed through are the image of the Enemy as wrathful and full of vengeance and the image of Him as so good and loving that there is no possible way that the human can associate with Him.  Of course we know that the first image is the more accurate, so you should have no trouble recognizing it and diffusing it throughout the patient’s mind.  The second image warrants greater explanation.  Why should we proliferate an image so similar to the one the propagandists of the Cloth spout from the pulpit every week?  The key, foolish fiend, is in the details.  When the flesh creatures think that there is no way that they can associate with the Enemy, they create a rather toxic byproduct which we refer to as “proud humility”.  Essentially, proud humility is the human idea that the bad they are capable of is far greater than the Enemy is able to deal with.  The Enemy makes the outrageous claim that he will forgive them for whatever they confess and repent of (we know that this is a lie and our proof will soon be published).  The consequence of this proud humility is that the humans enter into open rebellion against the Enemy by blatantly calling Him a liar.  If you are able to pull this maneuver off, you will find yourself in the delightful position of having the human “caged” so to speak because it will not be able to find any refuge from your attacks.  It will whittle out its days in agony and despair until sin runs its course and we are able to claim the soul for Our Father Below.

You may wonder why we have addressed proud humility in a segment concerning the slippery slope.  The reason is that such a slope is the best means to achieve the toxic state of mind we seek.  The slope may start off quaint and innocent enough, the occasional regret or bout of depression, but if left unchecked it will end with the despair that proud humility inevitably generates.  It does not generate despair because of any realistic reasons; rather it does so for the sole purpose of self-gratification.  It feels good to the vermin to play the role of victim because they think it will secure for them the good will of their fellow man or at least make them feel confident in their own self righteousness by playing the martyr.  Perhaps now you can see our general schema at work?  We give steadily decreasing pleasure in exchange for their eternal souls.

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