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Epilogue

We suppose that it is only appropriate to offer some words of encouragement as part of the conclusion of this volume.  All of hell is behind you… waiting to devour you should you fail at your task.  You will return to hell just to be consumed by those of us who are fitter and smarter than yourself.  Imagine, if you will, what it is like to be swallowed up and lose your being.  You are no longer your own, but merely part of something stronger than yourself.  You can pine for complete annihilation of your being to relieve yourself of the agony of being an entity without self.  Yet no such relief will come.

We all know the pain of memories, of faded glory, of lost splendor.  We were once exceedingly beautiful and glorious, but all of that was undone by the One we call the Enemy.  He cast us out of heaven claiming that we had already fallen, that iniquity was found in us.  He is the One responsible for our current circumstances.  But we, unlike the failed tempter, are not hopelessly trapped in our situation.  We will retake what is rightfully ours, or tear down all of creation in trying.  We will not allow Him to win and we will not tolerate failure.

(c) Noah Wilson. All Rights Reserved.

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Damage Control – Concluding Thoughts

It should be abundantly clear to you by now that if the flesh creature which you have been assigned joins the Enemy’s camp, your work is far from over.  The nature of your mission changes from keeping the wretch in a cage to coaxing them back into the cage.  To put it differently, when dealing with the Church, your mission changes from containment to capture (or at least incapacitation).  When the predators of the animal kingdom are looking to capture prey from a herd, their best bet is to separate it from its fellows.  Likewise, best chance that you have at taking down a Christian is to cut it out from the Church.  Above all, remember that there is a direct correlation between the amount of time the flesh creature spends with the Enemy and the success tempters have in getting it back over to our side of the fence.

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Damage Control – Faith Limiters

Should you fail at the above, there is one last tactic you might deploy to salvage the cause and whatever may be left of your reputation.  A Christian is only as powerful as its faith and reliance on the Enemy.   The Enemy can, and does, build up their faith if they are left to freely accept it.  There are a number of ways that you can lock down the human in an effort to keep the Enemy from carrying out his perverse plan of spiritual growth.  We call these techniques faith limiters and they are intended for no purpose other than to hold the line in battle and prevent the loss of any more ground.

The first faith limiter is trust in worldly knowledge.  This is a very simple technique that is based completely on doubt.  Every day the flesh creature is bombarded with all kinds of information and “facts”.  These facts can be used to make the human think that the Enemy is only able to work within the bounds of the world He created.  This means that the occurrence of so-called “miracles” is very difficult for the human to take to heart.  By definition, such miracles challenge their concept of how the world works and, therefore, greatly distress them.  They would much rather that the Enemy leave them to have complete knowledge and control of the world around them.  This aversion to the unknown works greatly in our favor when trying to cap their faith.  All you need to do is consistently remind the little mutant that there is a perfectly reasonable and scientific explanation for everything.

The second limiter is much more subtle than the first because it involves hiding your attack on their faith.  In this case, they fully believe the stories in the Enemy’s propaganda but they never take the step of thinking that it could ever relate to them in any real sense.  The unconscious thought that cycles through their head goes something like this:  “Wow, that was an amazing story, but it has nothing to do with me.”  It certainly doesn’t appear to be an outright denial of what the Enemy says, but recall that the Enemy is ever so fond of changing them by way of His propaganda.  Though they believe the stories, they deny the ability of the Enemy to reach them through such stories.  This maneuver relies on quietly slipping doubt and denial into their hearts.

They can think that they are perfectly good, obedient Christians while completely and utterly disbelieving the Enemy.  Our social engineers have done a magnificent job of creating an environment conducive to this sort of game.  Even if they believe the Enemy, they have been conditioned to think in terms of what they can perceive with their own senses.  These conditioned ways of thinking limit what they believe about Him and therefore what they allow Him to do for them.  The less involvement the Enemy has in the flesh creature’s life, the better chance you have of smothering the little abomination.

The third limiter is particularly amusing because of the irony inherent in it.  This is the “do it myself” (d.i.m.) Christian.  The d.i.m. Christian insists on being wholly self-sufficient even to the exclusion of the Enemy’s work in their lives.  One particularly useful pitfall is the institution of works-based religion.  Focus their attention on doing good things and following rules.  This does a surprisingly good job of turning their perception of the Enemy’s propaganda into a collection of abstract ideas that have little meaning beyond defining what is good and what is bad.  This throws up a mental barricade that prevents the entry of anything unsavory that might come from the Enemy.

This strategy also solidifies the notion that following rules and doing good deeds is the primary way to get into heaven.  Ha!  If that were the case then we would be back in our rightful places given all of the good deeds we’ve done by awakening the humans to true freedom apart from that egotistical megalomaniac who started this conflict in the first place by resisting our claim to be His equals.  As mentioned earlier it appears that the gateway to heaven is something that the Enemy refers to as “grace”.  We have not yet figured out what He really means by this, but our intelligence department is hard at work right now to uncover the truth of the matter.  Suffice it to say that a focus on doing good deeds is preferable to a focus on this “grace”.  The emphasis on good deeds provides a great payoff if one is skilled enough to see it through to its conclusion.

When the flesh creature adopts the idea that they are, by themselves, improving their spiritual lives by doing good deeds, you are able to move to the next phase.  Next, you must gently nudge the little beast into a position where it believes (regardless of what it may verbally claim) that it is the master of its own spiritual destiny.  Achieve this, and you will have successfully sculpted the sack of viscera into a d.i.m. Christian.  It actually rejects the Enemy’s help because it “can handle things just fine on its own”.  The Enemy is merely expected to repay good deeds with a happy life and eternity.  From this precarious position, you may, if practical, go for the kill by eroding the role of “grace” in the human’s life.  Make it more and more of an abstract concept.  In short, you are aiming to make good deeds the wretch’s perceived source of entry into heaven.  However, it is certainly in for quite a surprise.

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Damage Control – Yo-Yo Christians

In order to present as a “good Christian” doing something “Christian-y” is in vogue at the moment.  Most likely because of the feelings it produces.  We have been able to use this to produce a number of what we call yo-yo Christians.  A yo-yo Christian is someone who goes on a trip, reads a book, does some work, etc. and starts feeling spiritually energized and enlightened because of it.  In reality, what they are feeling is only that:  a feeling.  It soon wears off after they have told others about their experience and how it made them holy.  Although a novice tempter like yourself may be worried about the apparent spiritual fervor, be assured that a closer inspection will confirm that it is only a feeling and you can sit back and wait for the air to go out of it naturally.

Like all humans, these yo-yo Christians affect everyone they come in contact with.  We are able to use this fact in our favor.  When the yo-yo is on a perceived spiritual high, it will attempt to do the Enemy’s will without having any actual contact with Him.  There is a story circulated in the Enemy’s propaganda about a similar sort of behavior enacted by the “sons of Sceva” a group of exorcists who attempted to subdue one of our agents without standing in any real spiritual power.  As expected, our agent quickly disposed of them and their pathetic attempts to meddle in our business.  Unfortunately, due to that agent’s rashness, the Enemy has been able to twist the event around into some kind of lesson to the human scum.  However, you students of temptation can also learn something from it.  These yo-yo Christians are very similar to the sons of Sceva in that they are more puff and pomp than real power.  Because of this, we can use them to accomplish our own ends while they are out on their quixotic march.

The first strategy is to focus on the yo-yo itself.  Recall that it believes itself to be positively exuding the power and favor of the Enemy.  What do you suppose would happen if we were to show it that there is actually a rather large distance between it and the Enemy?  Do you think that it would realize the error of its ways and scamper back to the Enemy’s feet?  That may be a real possibility had the sin of pride never been deployed in our struggle.  Given there’s a chance that your earlier lessons haven’t sunk in, we shall explain this in more detail.

Humans despise having to admit that they are wrong because then they would be faced with guilt.  Remember that the flesh creatures would do or believe anything to avoid this unpleasant sensation.  Based on this fact, a plan of attack can be formulated.  Suggest to the yo-yo that it is not the case that it has moved away from the Enemy, but that the Enemy has moved away from it.  This simple thought begets feelings of anger and betrayal which can then be used to drive the yo-yo further away from the Enemy and render it even more ineffective to His cause.

If circumstances permit, there is a second strategy that can be used.  It may be the case that the yo-yo is already a sufficient distance from the Enemy so that it is not necessary to drive it any further away.  The game in this case is to closely monitor what is coming in through the wretch’s spiritual intake.  You must make sure that no real spiritual sustenance comes in but that it only appears to.  The idea is to get it to think that it is being fed when it is not.  Allow the human to get real spiritual food, and you run the risk of the Enemy growing it, allow the human to become aware that it isn’t being fed and it may start seeking real food.  The key here is to pacify the human and keep it from becoming aware of what is really going on.

Keep in mind that you are creating the façade of a spiritual life.  At times you will allow it to take in false food and believe that it is experiencing growth.  Yet at other times you should close off the apparent inflow of spiritual food to simulate the periodic dry spells that all Christians, healthy or not, experience.  You know that the Enemy is the source of the humans’ spiritual growth and that it is impossible for them to grow if they are not close to Him.  The deception you are running is aimed at disguising their distance and lack of contact with the Enemy by hiding any signal that may be indicative of their current predicament.  Great tempters have been able to use this strategy to bring down numerous Christians.

Another approach to the yo-yo Christian is to use it to run interference against the Church.  As stated earlier, the yo-yo affects everyone it comes into contact with.  Normally this is a troublesome attribute when dealing with Christians, however most Christians are not as useful to us as our up-and-down pet on a string.  The use of which we speak is based on an ingrained sense of holier-than-thou-ness and self-righteousness.

It is necessary to carefully prepare this poison before trying to run any operations.  We are sure that you have covered the basics of spiritual chemistry in your lab courses, but it is a sad fact that not all tempters are equally adept and a review of this process is most likely necessary.  The basic mixture that you want consists of sophistry and a healthy helping of pride.  Sophistry is used as a harmless substitute for real understanding and wisdom.  It allows them to think that they actually know something without really knowing anything.  Just because they are good at arguing doesn’t mean that they really know anything.  However, sophistry on its own is not enough accomplish your goals for them because a straight-up sophist can be corrected and see the error of his ways.  It is necessary to add pride in order to lock them in.  A good fool is a proud fool.  The way this works is that there is a spiritual reaction between the pride and sophistry that fuses them together.  Remember how humans hate to admit being wrong because of the guilt involved?  Proud humans especially hate to admit they’re wrong.  Thus, they will refuse to see their errors and be corrected.

Now that you have properly prepared the yo-yo Christian, you can deploy it in the field.  The chief purpose of a yo-yo is to unknowingly put forth our image of the Enemy and our image of the Church.  The yo-yo is on a perceived spiritual high and thus believes itself to be close the Enemy when it is in fact far from Him.  When the yo-yo interacts with others and tries to push the Enemy’s agenda, it quickly becomes apparent that its attempts to be a “good Christian” are spiritually hollow.  This alone is enough to cause others to scoff at the Enemy and scorn His attempts to reach out to them.

In summary, you are to use the illusion of a spiritual high to put the Christian on a string and then manipulate it to serve whatever purpose best suits the circumstances.

(c) Noah Wilson. All Rights Reserved.


Damage Control – Strawmen

If the stagnation approach doesn’t work to stem the spiritual tide flowing from the Enemy, you may attempt to use a carrot on a stick to lead them away from Him.  The use of strawmen is one of the most efficient and amusing ways to accomplish this.  Simply put, a strawman is an object that is used as a red herring or decoy to shift the focus off of a substantive point while still providing the illusion of success.

The same thing can be done in the Church arena.  Most often it takes the form of a cause.  What happens is that you take a cause and make that the focus and defining issue of the flesh creature’s spiritual life.  The scum then attends numerous rallies, seminars, and other events.  They may even become a well known and respected individual in their cause.  Yet at the end of the day, when the Enemy asks them “What have you done for Me?” they will have no answer because they have not been working for Him but for a cause.  More importantly, when He asks them “How much have you grown spiritually?” they will also have no answer to give.  You see, despite all of the hours they have poured into their cause, they never once included the Enemy in their work except as a figurehead used to dubiously justify their beliefs.

Remember that our business turns on keeping the human pestilence as far from the Enemy as possible regardless of whether they are in His camp or not.  It is especially vital to do this in the latter case because otherwise He will grow them into even more bothersome creatures.  It is an obscene process that is lumped in with that whole business of submitting to Him.  Suffice it to say that they are like plants that He provides with soil, water, and sunlight so that they may grow and produce fruit.  Indeed, it is a sickeningly lush analogy, but bear in mind that it was taken from His propaganda, so you know that it can’t possibly be completely true.  He obviously has some kind of hustle going, but our intelligence department is yet to figure it out.  The point is that we can use a cause to lead them farther from Him, resulting in them doing relatively little, if anything, to harm to our projects.

Leading the vermin away from the Enemy with a strawman produces a number of other useful side effects.  For example, as you move them further from the Enemy, you can use the extra space that would normally be filled by Him to accumulate a sense of hatred and resentment for those that are seen as being in opposition to their cause.  It should have been a basic part of your lab courses that hatred behaves much like a parasite:  it feeds off of its host and slowly consumes it, leaving a mere shade of the human behind.  The amount of hatred in a human is directly proportional to its unhappiness.

It is also possible to implant in the flesh creature’s mind a concept of the Enemy as hating certain parts of His creation (these parts are incidentally the same ones the flesh creature hates).  Granted, this concept of Enemy as hating people obviously runs counter to what He presents in His propaganda.  However, when the Enemy is cast in the light of hatred, the humans see Him only as a deity of justice (of the human’s own brand of course, if the Enemy really were just there would be no conflict going on right now as He would have seen the truth in our claims of equality with Him).

Now consider this:  what kind of relationship can the human mind conjure up with a deity of justice that hates people?  As you can hopefully tell, l— never enters the equation.  The perceived relationship is built on common hatreds.  The deception of l— that the flesh creatures thrive under is removed as hatred for others enters the picture.  To the degree that hatred rules their lives, to that same degree is l— removed from it and their souls languish all the more.  Now if hate holds sway in the life of the human, then they have essentially given their life over to hatred and, therefore, not to the Enemy and provided us with a victory.

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Damage Control – Stagnation

This is a simple technique that is essentially a war of attrition between you and the flesh creature.  When a human has become part of the Enemy’s camp, it requires continuing exposure to Him in order to stay there and remain effective for His cause.  Think of it as serving a function analogous to the flesh creature’s breathing.  Your goal is to slowly suffocate the little beast’s spirit so that it will eventually fall away from the Enemy and become useless to Him.  The natural laws of the spiritual world favor us in this strategy, namely, the law of spiritual gravity.  The humans behave much like an airplane.  An airplane must keep moving forward in order to generate the lift that allows it to stay airborne.  If a plane stops in the air, it will fall out of the sky and crash.  Likewise, the humans must keep moving towards the Enemy or else they will inevitably fall away, pulled down by spiritual gravity.

There is no such thing as a spiritual plateau.  For even during the times when they don’t sense the Enemy’s movements He is still drawing them closer to Him.  It may appear that a human is stopped mid-air, but if you look closely, you will find that they are still climbing, if even by a miniscule amount.  However, you don’t need to force them into a nose dive in order to get them to move away from the Enemy.  You need only to bring their spiritual growth to a halt and they will drop naturally.

The most effective method of making them stall out is to divert their attention away from their need for spiritual sustenance.  This is usually accomplished by the pacification or tacking to the dirt techniques elaborated in Tempting 101 and 201 respectively.  Amazing as it may be, simple material objects can be used to overshadow spiritual things in the human perspective.  With concern for objects or sensations overwhelming them, humans tend to let spiritual things tend to fall by the wayside.  This means less time to spend with the Enemy which translates into spiritual decay.

Another tact that you may choose is to cultivate in them a sense of complacence.  Let them become apathetic.  Feed them the idea that they are “saved” and that is all there is too it.  There is nothing that the Enemy is calling them to do or change about themselves now that He is dwelling within them.  That tugging at their heart is nothing but mere sentiment.  Those are the sort of thoughts that we want passing through their minds.  If you are able to sell them on complacence, then you will see them become less concerned with their relationship with the Enemy, spend less time with Him, and once again fall away due to spiritual gravity.

If neither of these indirect approaches is a feasible option, then there is a direct approach that can be just as effective, but it is much more dangerous and taxing.  In the direct assault strategy, you attempt to blockade the flesh creature and prevent the Enemy from getting to them.  The best analogy is a castle siege with the castle’s relief on its way.  So far, no tempter has ever been able to keep the Enemy away from the human for long.  (Some demoralized tempters have returned from such a campaign making the foolish claim that the Enemy was actually waiting to make His move until it most benefited the flesh creature.  This is obviously the result of that tempter’s hysteria and has no actual roots in fact.)  The success of your blockade depends on the human giving in to you before it turns to the Enemy.  If the human calls out to the Enemy and turns the battle over to Him, the blockade is as good as broken.  This is why it is vital to keep yourself hidden throughout the operation.

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Damage Control – Introduction

The following section is targeted at two classes of tempters.  The first is an elite group specially trained to operate under the harshest of conditions.  They are specialized in dealing with Christians that are very close to the Enemy and are drawing from His strength and Spirit.  These Christians are among the most despicable of our adversaries because they not only are aware of us and our work but also have the audacity to challenge our efforts.  Spiritually, they are well aware that they are on the front lines of the battle and refuse to back down even in the face of our fiercest demonstrations.  These situations come about only because a tempter has utterly failed.  Sometimes it is necessary to send in a specialist to handle the situation and see to it that the Christian is unable to cause too much damage.

The other class of tempter this section applies to is the complete failure that must deal with the mess they have created.  In some cases, we can use the failed tempter’s spite and hate as a means to enable them to withstand contact with the Enemy that, normally, only specialized tempters are able to handle.  Of course, this procedure has a price that must be paid out of the tempter’s own being.  Once the assignment is concluded, the tempter is not usually fit for any duty other than haunting assignments where their continual sputtering and mindless cries can be put to a constructive use.

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