Some of you may remember Paul Harvey and his “Rest of the Story” radio broadcasts. This is an excerpt from one of those which he titled “If I were the Devil.” As you read it, think about the world we now live in, especially during this “holiday” season and if we have yet reached this state of affairs. Following are quotes from that essay.
“I would delude people’s minds into thinking that they had come from man’s efforts instead of God’s blessings. I would promote an attitude of loving things and using people instead of the other way around. I would dupe entire states into relying on gambling for the state revenue. I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership. I would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies.
I would make it socially acceptable to take one’s own life and invent machines to make it convenient. I would cheapen human life as much as possible so that the lives of animals are valued more than those of human beings. I would take God out of the schools where even the mention of His name was grounds for a lawsuit. I would come up with drugs that sedate the mind and target the young and I would get sports heroes to advertise them.
I would get control of the media so that every night I could pollute the mind of every family member for my agenda. I would attack the family, the backbone of any nation. I would make divorce acceptable and easy even fashionable – if the family crumbles, so does the nation. I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled at.
I would convince people that right and wrong are determined by a few who call themselves authorities and refer to their agenda as politically correct. I would dull the minds of Christians and make them believe that prayer is not important and that faithfulness and obedience are optional.
I guess if I were the Devil, I would leave things pretty much the way they are.” Paul Harvey died on February 28, 2009. Are we there yet?