(October 12, 2021) Edward J. Barr – The shadowy form slowly turned into a gruesome half-human, half-goat shape. A nervous silence fell over the demons as the Devil materialized in a room full of his science advisors. The snarling of the demons didn’t stop completely; drips of dried flesh and blood still fell from their mouths as they tried to lessen the sound of their grotesque chewing. The Devil stared intently at the demon of medicine. “So, you have good news?”
A smarmy and effeminate looking demon did his best to puff up his puny chest. The devil shook his head. “Pathetic,” he mumbled. The demon ignored the comment. “Yes. I have great news about our plans to destroy the spawn of Mary.” Hisses and coughing erupted. Demons fell to their knees while holding their necks. Only the devil and the demon of medicine could withstand that name, for a while. The devil looked with some admiration at the demon. “Perhaps the effeminate look is a ruse.” The demon of medicine grinned while waiting for the other demons to regain their composure.
“If I may continue,” he said, smirking at his weaker colleagues. “As you all know, we have been waging a battle to convince mankind to give in to their natural inclination for lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride. The Church has been our main impediment. Their book and traditions give them the antidotes. However, we have been cultivating what one of those blasted Pope’s called the synthesis of all heresies. The humans call it modernism.” The demons were losing interest. They started to spit and scratch each other, trying to do it without the demon of medicine or the devil seeing them. The devil noticed their unrest and snarled. “Get on with it!”
“The point is the countries that have most embraced modernism don’t give many alms. So, they have no antidote for pride. There is virtually no fasting, which is why the glories of the flesh are so embraced. There is prayer, but with the number of Christians dwindling in the most powerful countries of the world, their ability to defend against the lust of the eyes will continue to wane.” The devil erupted. He waved his arms in a circular motion. Hurricane force winds knocked all the demons against each other, then sent them hurling toward the demon of medicine. “The point! What is the point! We all know the weakness of men. What is different now?”
The demon of medicine arose slowly. He bowed toward the devil while slowly brushing debris from his semi-corporal form. “Of course. The point. We have been getting humans used to inserting poisons into their bodies for decades. The toxins they have been injecting into themselves have brought on a myriad of childhood diseases and injuries, but it has been long ignored. They seek salvation in themselves. In science. In medicine. In money. We have them so scared that they are seeking experimental biological treatments in the hope they can avoid suffering and won’t die.” Raucous laughter burst from all the demons. “They can’t be that stupid, can they?” asked a bug-eyed demon. The demon of medicine smiled. “They have eliminated the miraculous and the divine so all they have left is materialism to save them. We have them so scared that they are begging to take injections created by child sacrifice. They see themselves solely as animals.” The bug-eyed demon jumped up and transformed his face into the shape of a hare while laughing. “Scared rabbits? The demon of medicine ignored his comment. “Few believe in the Fall, and they have become accustomed to using dead body parts in their medical research and therapies. Anything to glorify their own existence. Modern man values pleasure far more than freedom. Our carrot and the stick approach have worked. Who cares about the dead babies? Those that comply are rewarded. Those that don’t comply are chastised and seen as pariahs. If they want to keep their job, or more easily eat at a fancy restaurant, or fly around the world, or attend one of their modern gladiator events, they have to take a jab!” A sea of demonic faces bobbed up and down in agreement.
The devil slyly grinned as all the demons howled, tearing at their pseudo-flesh in a frenzy of joy. He looked at the demon of medicine. “One key question. What of the Church?” A quasi-silence returned to the room. “Most have gone along with our attractive lie that reason and science trump faith. It has taken centuries but now most of the world’s leaders really believe it. Even most in the hierarchy are frightened. Remember how the Church caved to Caesar and closed all the churches (see The Devil came to Mass this weekend). The same thing has happened here. Even the Pope says it is a moral duty for Christians to take the injections. He said it is an “act of love!” The demons roared. “Having the blood of murdered babies coursing through the veins of believers! That’s my kind of love,” bellowed the devil.
The devil waved his hand. Silence returned. “Challenges to our plan?” For the first time the demon of medicine looked uncomfortable. “It is only a matter of time before our plan comes out into the open. We will not be able to explain all the sicknesses and deaths that will be coming. Our supporters are pushing hard to get the numbers up, both those that know the plan and the far greater number that have been duped. When the damage does come, we’ll blame it on another variant or the pariahs. Whatever best keeps the masses comfortable in ignoring reality.” The devil interjected, “Again, the Church? They are always getting in our way. I can’t believe they won’t respond.” The demon of medicine smiled. “Not a major problem, yet. There are some holdouts among the Cardinals and Bishops, but we are working to marginalize them. There are many devout Christians and others that are trying to resist, but the Caesars are doing a good job of crushing dissent. We have unique influence on most of the leaders that control the sources of power, especially in the pagan West (see “The Devil tours the White House”). The lower minions are too eager to look the other way if they see financial benefit. I think we all agree that you can’t serve God and mammon. Luckily for us they choose mammon.”
The Devil twisted his head and coughed. “Exorcists. The Church has been adding exorcists.” The demon of medicine nodded. “Yes, these can be a problem. We are working to lessen their effectiveness. Their sacred language is being suppressed.” The bug-eyed demon interrupted. “What about those with faith? They have the power. Will they follow the bishops who understand our plan?” The demon of medicine gave him a stern look. “Right now, they aren’t a threat, but they are coalescing to form a united resistance. You have all felt the growing sting from that blasted Michael.” He spat after the words left his mouth. “We have kept many of those who would oppose our plan in the dark about what we are accomplishing. They believe our plan is for the greater good.” “Yeah, our good,” yelled the bug-eyed demon. The demon of medicine held up his hand. “This is a precarious time. More people will understand our plan. Not all power brokers have been corrupted to support the abortion and fetal parts industries. We don’t know how long we can censure and subjugate them. We could see an uprising of the faithful if Church leaders recognize our plan before our destruction of mankind can be complete. We still need a little more time to ensure most of the world is injected. The Church can be a threat. We do not have a guaranteed victory. We could still lose this battle.” A unified gasp shook the room. The demon of medicine turned slightly to his left and bowed his head, maintaining a defensive posture. The expected assault from the devil never came. The Father of Lies turned to a fat, unkempt demon with drool dripping down his partially decomposed face. “I have a plan. Time to open up another front against the Church.” Dozens of demonic eyes focused on Satan, waiting to hear his orders. The devil expanded to a gigantic form and screamed. “Bring. Me. The lawyers!” Shrieks of pain and delight arose from the demons as the devil vanished before them. They slowly returned to spiritual form. Soon the space returned to its natural condition, a void of nothingness.
Edward J Barr is a Catechist, an attorney, an intelligence officer, and a Marine. He earned a Master of Theology degree from the Augustine Institute. Mr. Barr is a contributing writer for the Roma Locuta Est blog (www.RomaLocutaEst.com)