[Note: In “The Screwtape Letters” the book is casted as if an older demon (Screwtape) is writing letters to his nephew demon (Wormwood) who is out in the world.]

[God]’s a hedonists at heart. All those fasts and vigils and stakes and crosses are only a façade. Or only like the foam on the seashore. Out at sea, out in His sea, there is pleasure, and more pleasure. He makes no secret of it; at His right hand are ‘pleasures for evermore’…He is vulgar Wormwood. He has a bourgeois mind. He has filled His world  full of pleasures. There are things for humans to do all day long without His minding in the least—sleeping, washing, eating, drinking, making love, playing, praying, working. Everything has to be twisted before it’s any use to us. We fight under cruel disadvantages. Nothing is naturally on our side.

~C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters (New York, NY: Harper Collins, 2001), 118.

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