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used in The Screwtape Letters

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making fun of


not real
  • The Enemy, true to His barbarous methods of warfare, allows us to see the short misery of His favourites only to tantalise and torment us—to mock the incessant hunger which, during this present phase of the great conflict, His blockade is admittedly imposing.
    Chapter 5 (52% in)
  • "—Luther "The devill... the prowde spirite... cannot endure to be mocked."
    Preface (12% in)
  • He can be taught to enjoy kneeling beside the grocer on Sunday just because he remembers that the grocer could not possibly understand the urbane and mocking world which he inhabited on Saturday evening; and contrariwise, to enjoy the bawdy and blasphemy over the coffee with these admirable friends all the more because he is aware of a "deeper", "spiritual" world within him which they cannot understand.
    Chapter 10 (75% in)
  • The man cannot bring himself to teach anything which is not calculated to mock, grieve, puzzle, or humiliate his parents and their friends.
    Chapter 16 (63% in)

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