Prince of Darkness
Satan Visits God
Those of you who do not believe in Satan and his demons can still enjoy this story, since I know many of you flocked to see (or read) the Da Vinci Code and other conspiracy theory films (or books).
One day, around 50 years ago, Satan came to visit with God. God said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered God, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it. I have been quite successful in Europe. I know you see all of those magnificent cathedrals that your servants spent hundreds of years building. You see they are nearly empty now except for tourists.
Do you see how I took control of those three men named Darwin, Marx, and Freud? And after they saturated the world with my ideas, deceiving men that there is no God, I worked through Stalin, Mao and Hitler to kill 100 million people."
Then God said to Satan, "Have you considered my nation, America? There is no nation on earth like it. No nation on earth has built more churches; none has more believers in my Word who love, worship and serve me. The Americans have my Name in their founding documents; their most famous universities have my Name in their charters; their political leaders invoke my Name regularly; they open their political and civic meetings with petitions to me in prayer; their public buildings have my Commandments displayed, including their schools—where they lead the students in prayer to me and read my Word to give the children a solid foundation in life. The Americans have performed missionary work, fed the poor, drilled wells for the thirsty, given clothes to naked, provided medical care for the sick, ministered to those in prison, and defended the oppressed worldwide more than any other nation—all in my Name."
Satan replied, "America does not serve you for nothing. Have you not put a hedge around it to protect it from me and my minions? Have you not blessed the work of their hands to make them the mightiest, wealthiest nation in the history of the earth? Remove your hedge and I will make them curse you to your face!"
God said, "Very well then, I will give you free reign for a time, and we shall see if my nation, America, maintains its uprightness."
Conspiracy Against America
Satan called a council of his chief demons to draw up a plan. Some in that meeting scoffed at the new strategy. "The belief in and love of God is just too strong there to pull this off," the dissenters said. "Look at how blessed America has been by God. You think these people will forget that somehow?" Satan replied, "I do. Because I know human beings very well. I know their weak spots."
One of those weak spots was the Supreme Court. Knowing he could never get his plans approved by the American People or its elected Representatives, Satan eyed the Supreme Court, which had only nine humans—all unelected and serving for life. He only needed five of them to fall under his influence. Sure enough, over the howls of the citizenry, they banned any mention of God from the public schools, including any display of His Commandments, any reading of His Bible, and any prayers to Him.
But Satan's greatest coup was to influence the court that the killing of babies should be legalized because it is a good thing, a 'liberating' thing for women who are 'unfairly' burdened with childbirth--by God, of course--and nurturing the next generation. Satan promoted the wanton killing of the greatest gift God had granted to mankind—the gift to create new life, just like themselves.
Satan and Demons
Then Satan and his demons went into high gear. They influenced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.
They influenced film makers to include rampant violence, promiscuous sex, and filthy language in their movies—because Satan (as well as Madison Avenue) knows the power of images taken in through the eyes of human beings.
His demons whispered in the ear of the people that the birth control pill had made them free to have sex with anyone at anytime, including hooking up with strangers. People had a right to unlimited pleasure---a perversion of God's plan for humanity.
The demons whispered to young women that aborting their babies was just fine—just a clump of tissue anyway! Think about yourself! Life is all about YOU! This will make you happy.
They influenced married men and women that adultery is not so bad—nobody will find out. And marriage? If you see someone more attractive just divorce your spouse. Your kids will be fine in broken homes. Why get married at all? Let's remove that stigma of out-of-wedlock births. It's all about YOU!
Prince of Darkness
To make all of these sinister plans work, the Devil would have to persuade tens of millions of people not to go to church; and influence churches to stop mentioning sin, hell and most of all--him.
The Devil came up with one of his best ideas with the promulgation of pornography. He got it into most family hotels in America and made it into the most profitable business on the Internet.
The Devil had to make sure the people had a multitude of distractions from the real meaning and purpose of life.
To keep the people in perpetual adolescence, they would have to be taught that there is no God, there is no afterlife, there is no day of judgment, there is no responsibility for one's own life—newer and newer programs from the government will take care of your needs. Women: stop being women. Be like men!
Let's revise the history of the United States to obscure the great blessings God has granted to this nation. Teach the people while they are young that America has a bad past that they should be ashamed of. The Founding Fathers are just a bunch a dead white men—YOU have life really figured out.
All of this involved a massive deception of human minds. It could only be accomplished through demonic control of the universities, public schools, film, and television. In a particularly audacious move—unprecedented— Satan took control of actual churches, such as the Episcopalians, and other "main line" churches.
An amazing victory for the Prince of Darkness. He will have plenty of company in the burning lake of fire.
'If I Were the Devil' by Paul Harvey
In 1964, the great radio broadcaster Paul Harvey gave a speech on his show:
If I Were the Devil. If I were the Prince of Darkness. I would want to engulf the whole earth in darkness.
I’d have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree.
So I should set about however necessary, to take over the United States.
I would begin with a campaign of whispers.
With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whispers to you as I whispered to Eve, “Do as you please.”
To the young I would whisper “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that “man created God,” instead of the other way around. I would confide that “what is bad is good and what is good is square.”
In the ears of the young married I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be “extreme” in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct.
And the old I would teach to pray — to say after me — “Our father which are in Washington.”
Then I’d get organized.
I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull, uninteresting.
I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies, and vice-versa.
I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing, less work. Idle hands usually work for me.
I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could, I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction, I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.
If I were the Devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions; let those run wild.
I’d designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts and I’d get preachers to say, “She’s right.”
With flattery and promises of power I would get the courts to vote against God and in favor of pornography.
Thus I would evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, then from the Houses of Congress.
Then in his own churches I’d substitute psychology for religion and deify science.
If I were Satan I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg
And the symbol of Christmas a bottle.
If I were the Devil I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. Then my police state would force everybody back to work.
Then I would separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines and objectors in slave-labor camps.
If I were Satan I’d just keep doing what I’m doing and the whole world go to hell as sure as the Devil.