I recently came across a great quotation from C. S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, in which the head demon is instructing other demons on how best to tempt human beings. Note that “the Enemy” he refers to in the quotation is God. This is probably more true in our own day than in the 1940s when Lewis first penned these words.

“Surely you know that if a man can’t be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighbourhood looking for the church that ‘suits’ him until he becomes a taster or connoisseur of churches. . . . The search for a ‘suitable’ church makes the man a critic where the Enemy wants him to be a pupil.”

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