IF I WERE THE DEVIL...........

By Paul Harvey
© 1999 Paul Harvey News

I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world;

I would delude their minds into thinking that they had come from man's effort, 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 their 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 life of animals is valued more than 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 compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movie screens, and I would call it art;I would then funnel tax dollars to promote this art.

I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals,and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled;

I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined by a few who call themselves authorities and refer to their agenda as politically correct;

I would persuade people that the church is irrelevant and out of date, and the Bible is for the naive;

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 I would leave things pretty much the way they are.


  1. That's pretty powerful and sadly, too close to the truth. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I can just stand to my feet and CLAP and yell AMEN...wake up!!!!
    The gambling also jumped out since I have been going down memory lane I found the bumper sticker from when I was in high school to vote against gambling in our state...that was the 70's...it finally got into our state.
    So sad and so true....

  3. Such a sad commentary on our very own country...I'm working to change things...For the first time in my life...I'm involved in local politics...We have to start somewhere!!!


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