If I Were the Devil

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 CSCOPE was not on the drawing board at the time of this broadcast. But, CSCOPE directors proudly include  atheists as the experts selected to pattern CSCOPE content after. Paul Harvey’s commentary vertically aligns the development of CSCOPE’s pro-Islamic, Anti-Christian lessons.

If I were the Devil by Paul Harvey

 If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States.

I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.”   To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. 

In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct.

And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington” . . .

If I were the devil, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull an uninteresting. I’d threaten T.V. with dirtier movies and vice versa.

And then, if I were the devil, I’d get organized. I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing and less work, because idle hands usually work for me.

I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. And I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.

 I were the devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild.

I would designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts in the land and I would get preachers to say “she’s right.” With flattery and promises of power, I could get the courts to rule what I construe as against God and in favor of pornography, and  thus, I would evict God from the courthouse, and then from the school house, and then from the houses of Congress and then, in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and I would deify science because that way men would become smart enough to create super weapons but not wise enough to control them.

If I were Satan, I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of Christmas, a bottle.

If  I were the devil, I would take from those who have and I would give to those who wanted, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And then, my police state would force everybody back to work. Then, I could separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines, and objectors in slave camps. In other words, if I were Satan, I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.

Paul Harvey, Good Day.

Remember this was broadcasted in 1965–It describes the path of the USA today.
This speech was broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on  April 3, 1965: 


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  1. I would like to know why atheists are being blamed for having any fault in this topic. It is clearly entitled “If I Were the Devil”. If atheists do not believe in God, then they don’t believe in the devil. Im an atheist, but I do not agree with, nor condone, the practice of the hypothetical actions mentioned in this piece by Paul Harvey. More importantly, however, the implications contained in the commentary speak volumes about current affairs in the United States. These are the exact things that are being perpetuated right now. If cast in the proper light, this could educate minds about the evils that are occurring every day in our country. If cast in the wrong light, it could be used to deform the mental perception of its contents to appear exemplary. While I do not share the religious beliefs and practices of others, I do support their unquestionable right to have them and be able to practice them. I will defend anybody, regardless of their beliefs, if they are being victimized in any way. Just because atheists do not believe in the same religion that others do, does not mean that we are without morality. Many religious leaders and clergy have exemplified hypocrisy. That does not mean it is correct to assume that all followers of those faiths are hypocrites as well. Too many atheists choose to be atheists to avoid the burden of morality altogether. That is not the case with all atheists. I fully support prayer in schools, the pledge of allegiance, and the right of the parents to decide what is best for their children, individually. However, teaching discriminatory hatred to children is counterproductive. I believe in live and let live. I loath CSCOPE and the perversions that they seeking to subject our impressionable children to. If atheists took part in implementing curriculum that is destructive to our history and beliefs, then they are sorely misguided atheists who are attempting to inject their own twisted beliefs and hatreds into the minds of our children. Please don’t connect the content of this article to atheism as a whole. These are not atheistic beliefs. We do not believe in torturing and controlling the masses. I believe that the Bible is full of many stories that set the standard for what is right and just. As such, I do not want to see God taken out of the court systems. For many, their religion is the only thing that keeps their actions in compliance with moral standards. On a final note, please be aware that atheism is not a product of science. It is a result of thousands of years of abuse of power by churches, clergy, and royalty in an attempt to dominate their people and slaughter those who do not agree with their interpretations of their religious texts. The idea of slaughtering millions, or subjecting them to slavery of one form or another, just because they do not agree with the meaning of several phrases is absolutely abhorrent. That is the primary reason there are atheists, not science. Please keep this in mind before you blame atheists for spreading misguided beliefs, the concepts of which are derived from a religious text.

  2. It looks like if the teachers do not band togather ………….they will not have jobs………our children will be taught…in a large class room and the teacher will be a computer………all I am asking is ……PLEASE……just think about what I have wrote about above………….