Monday, May 12, 2014

Tolkien on black masses

"For all those arts and subtle devices for which he forsook his former wisdom, and which fondly he imagined were his own, came but from Mordor; so that what he made was naught, only a little copy, a child's model or a slave's flattery, of that vast fortress, armoury prison, furnace of great power, The Dark Tower, which suffered no rival, and laughed at flattery, biding it's time, secure in its pride and its immeasurable strength."

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

1 comment:

  1. I don't understand why God just won't get rid of the devil. God is all powerful, all loving all why won't He just get rid of the devil and his demons? You know, in this world, there is real evil. In the darkest shadows and in the most ordinary of places. Heck, I've seen documentaries of people whose lives were literally turned upside down from demons. They get into people's houses and torture the heck out of them, they are able to get inside one's body, they influence people in a bad bad way. I fail to understand why as humans--made in the image and likeness of God--that we would have to put up with some of that. And if you think you have to "invite" the devil into your home......think again. There have been accounts of people unknowingly moving into a house whose previous owners/tenants were practicing some sort of devil worship and the next thing they know they are being harassed/tortured/attacked/getting the heck scared out of them by demons. Yet God watches this go on?!?!? I don't get it.