The chapter is titled “Screwtape Proposes a Toast”.
Such a tribute to the need for individualism. Satan HATES individualism. He HATES you being your own person.
Why? Because God LOVES you for who YOU are. Not because you’re part of some group. But for YOU. You,who were made in His image. You, who He wants to have a personal relationship with. You, who He sent His Son to be tortured and die on the cross to free you from sin.
He, God, didn’t do that for the group! He did it for YOU!
Thus, Groupthink and all its iterations…Communism, Fascism, Racism all the vast assortment of horrifc “isms” violate what God wants for you. To love and be loved. On a personal level. Satan HATES love. Thus, inherently, Satan wants you to succumb to groupthink. To forsake your individuality. To throw yourself in with YOUR group, which typically means being against THAT group.
Groupthink is made to order to Satan and his minions to promote hate, intolerance, chaos. Avoid it. Stay true to yourself and your relationship with God.
And always remember, Satan lies. He is deceitful. He promises you but will not deliver. Satan indeed is evil. But most off, he’s a liar. He will trick you to follow him. Be, forever on guard.
“The Screwtape Letters” will help you. Trust me.
I try to read The Screwtape Letters once a year or so because it is just so profound. And enlightening. Can not recommend it enough.
Get your copy.