Stress-testing the
mind of Christ

Where a recovering ex-atheist rams the Bible into other worldviews to see what breaks (note: Scripture cannot be broken)


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I’ve invented the perfect religion

My cover is now blown, but who cares? I’ll be rich.

I haven’t wanted to tip my hand until now, but I am actually an evil genius. Of course, I know the Bible is true in what it says about God, man, sin etc. I am a genius, after all. But I’m not playing on God’s side. The Infernal Prince recruited me at a tender age, when my parents left me alone to pray under a statue of Mary.

This blog has just been a smokescreen, to divert suspicion while I was working on a singularly difficult task which The Shining One set for me.

Obviously he wants to see the gates of hell prevail. So he decided to create a new religion that will appeal as strongly as possible to as broad a group of people as possible—so as to lead them away from the truth.

Being a busy…fellow…he outsourced this task to me.

Needless to say, I’ve been under a lot of pressure, but I have finally got the job done.

I’ve already compiled my plan into a report and dispatched it to the Netherworld via spooky typewriter, but it’s hard to contain my excitement while I wait to hear back. Since I no longer need my cover, I’m going to just go ahead and post a few notes from my workbook here, so you can all marvel at my prowess. It’s not like there’s anything you can do to stop us now.

The first part is from many years ago; the second part is much more recent:

Conundrums

This all comes down to some pretty basic issues. Unfortunately they’re not basic in the sense of being easy. Here’s where I’m stuck right now:

Solutions

I’ve finally come up with ways to defuse these problems. It has taken me a long time to refine these ideas into a coherent system, but they really fit together nicely now. Obviously it will all fall apart if you start poking around too much, but the Dark Lord doesn’t expect the impossible—he knows that any lie will fall crumble under scrutiny. Fortunately, man wants to believe, so as long as we make the lie consistent he won’t want to shine any light on it. Well, mission accomplished!

Some of these ideas do look kind of familiar, but I guess that’s just because they’ve been spinning around in my head for so long that I’m starting to get déjà vu about them.

Obviously there are a lot of details be worked out still. But the structure looks very promising. A clever system for pulling the wool over man’s eyes while he’s in his handbasket. With these basic concepts in place, we can create the perfect religion (maybe even religions?) for anyone who wants to claim to be wise while actually having become a fool. A religion custom-tailored to the natural man.

1 comment

  1. Cody

    One would think you were related to Screwtape himself. He would be very proud.

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