“… The young devil to the old:
– How did you manage to send so many souls to hell?
– Through fear!
– Well done! And what were they afraid of? Wars? Hunger?
– No … Disease!
– They weren’t sick? Weren’t they dying? Wasn’t there a medicine?
-….. got sick. They died. There was a cure …
– I do not understand…
– We accidentally decided that the only thing that needs to be preserved at any cost is LIFE !!!
They stopped hugging … They stopped greeting each other !!! They left all human contact …. They left everything that made a person human!
They were left without money. They lost their jobs.
But they chose to fear for their lives, even if they didn’t have bread to eat.
They believed what they heard, read the newspapers and blindly believed everything they read.
They gave up freedom.
They never left the house again. They never went anywhere. We never visited friends and family again. The whole world has turned into a huge prison with convicts – volunteers.
They accepted everything !!! All this to live another miserable day …
They didn’t live, they died every day!
It was too easy to take their pitiful soul … “
Clive Lewis “Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil”.
From the book “Balamut’s Letters” (1941)