The Grubgulp Letters – #2

My Dear Toadwaft,

Obviously, you did not understand my last letter when I told you that our Enemy can be our Friend. You seem pleased that your Charge has chosen a homeschool curriculum that exposes her children to different ideas and philosophies.  You report that she was pleased that she could teach her children these things at home with her guiding and molding them.

You idiot!  That is exactly what we don’t want!

We have to make her think that she can’t be trusted to make any kind of decisions when it comes to her precious children’s education.  She has to surrender her intellect to People Who Know Better.  She has to Trust that They can make better choices for her.

These People Who Know Better look and act like our Enemy, but in this regard, they are really our Friends.  Let me explain, since you obviously didn’t get it the first time. Our Enemy affirms our Charges’ fears (or in some cases, introduces fears to them they may not have thought of) and then offers a solution.  This is when our Enemy becomes our Friend, my dear Toadwaft.

The solution they offer is one that gives our Charge and her children such an unrealistic sense of Truth that they will replace the Truth with a Lie.  After a while, they will think the Lie is the Truth and nothing short of a miracle can change that.

If you are confused just reading this, think how confused your Charge will be!

Looking forward to your next report,
Grubgulp

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The above letter is a work of fiction. Any similarities to The Screwtape Letters may be intentional.  My apologies to C.S. Lewis.  For more letters, click on the Grubgulp Letters category.

 

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About yewnique

I am a Malaysian-born woman who is married to an Australian and now live in Melbourne, Australia. I am a mother to four children. I home school. I like reading, writing, and cooking -- not necessarily in that order. I care about grammar and spelling, but am nonchalant about the Oxford Comma. I try to follow Christ's teachings.

Posted on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, in Fiction, Grubgulp Letters, Home Schooling. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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