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8th May '16 8:23:21 PM ArtieBird
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* That's exactly what the inhabitants of Hell would want you to think.



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29th May '14 1:09:42 PM Koveras
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[[WMG:[[TheSpaceTrilogy Mark Studdock]] was The Patient.]]

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[[WMG:[[TheSpaceTrilogy [[WMG:[[Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy Mark Studdock]] was The Patient.]]



Which is why he was better informed about the [[SpaceTrilogy Materialist Magician]] project than Screwtape.

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Which is why he was better informed about the [[SpaceTrilogy [[Literature/SpaceTrilogy Materialist Magician]] project than Screwtape.
10th May '14 7:08:45 AM Heliosphoros
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[[WMG: This is propaganda by God]]

Considering it tries to switch the OrderVersusChaos status to make the Hell side into an archontic pastiche, when the exact opposite happens in the Bible.
8th Nov '13 5:26:27 PM Bluecho
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* This would further make sense given what we know (or are told) of how devils operate. Sex is considered a good pleasure by The Enemy, and therefore something devils would not or could not engage in (assuming the angels they presumably were had some kind of equivalent form of reproduction). It makes sense that devils would prefer a particularly violent form of increasing their numbers. Dividing rather than multiplying.
25th Oct '12 8:29:00 AM dotchan
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[[WMG: An AuthorAvatar was The Patient.]]
* So this patient lives in war-time England, wrestles with what to believe, and falls in love with a devoutly Christian lady? Except for the "dying from a bomb" part at the end, that's pretty much C.S. Lewis' life story.



18th Aug '11 8:19:50 AM esq263
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* But...he's not dead.


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* But...he's not dead.dead.
* Also, Jane did not start out as a devout Christian.


9th May '11 7:34:12 PM EarlWajenberg
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[[WMG:In the Screwtape-verse, devils can "reproduce" by shattering.]]
It's very clear that devils can absorb each other and damned human souls, so why not the reverse process? That would mean some devils are fragments of earlier, shattered devils. This would explain how Screwtape and Wormwood can be "uncle" and "nephew" -- Wormwood is a fragment of some shattered "sibling" of Screwtape's, Screwtape and the sibling both being fragments of some earlier devil. So Screwtape devouring Wormwood is actually a partial re-assembly.
18th Sep '10 11:00:05 PM JakesBrain
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*** It's pretty obvious that having his letters read is ''exactly'' what Screwtape is afraid of. At one point, he does warn Wormwood rather urgently to keep them secret, and offers in return to cover for Wormwood in the event of any trouble related to their correspondence; this, of course, is immediately forgotten when Wormwood tries to use passages from the letters to get his uncle investigated for heresy.
** The devils have a ''motivation'' for refusing to admit their status as God's creations. If their [[{{Satan}} Father Below]] were God's ''contemporary'', or at least in some other way His equal, they might actually stand a chance of beating Him -- so that is what they choose to believe.
2nd Aug '10 2:17:21 PM 128.8.86.167
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* Other points:
** Screwtape may be worried about other devils reading his mail; if so, he will not publicly admit to knowing anything that could get him in trouble. He may be explicitly denying that he understands love for this reason.
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