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Conversations with Satan -- Writer's Poke #143

For Writers:

Some people claim that they've had a conversation with the devil.

Suspending disbelief for just a moment, one has to wonder why anyone would have such a conversation. I mean, can you imagine how awkward that conversation must be? What do you talk about: the weather? Or maybe why the Chicago Cubs have been cursed for all these years? Actually, maybe talking about the Cubs curse would be a good topic. After all, Satan can relate to the idea of being cursed.

I know what you're probably thinking. No one should have a conversation with Satan. Surely to do so would be a sin, no matter what the topic of discussion might be. Then again, even the Bible notes that Jesus and God had conversations with the devil; and both of them, it should be pointed out, could have told Satan to get the hell away, but didn't.

And aren't we supposed to follow their example?

If you could invite Satan over for dinner, what would you talk about? Are there any specific questions you'd like to ask?

"Don't you know there ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk." -- Tom Waits


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