If I Were The Devil By Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey recorded this back in 1965, 4 years after I was born. I remember hearing this many years later, probably somewhere in my 20’s. What he says in this audio recording rings so true in our world today. I felt this is something that I should post to my blog as it should be saved for historic purposes.

Below are the words to the audio/video recording above.


If I were the Prince of Darkness, I’d want to engulf the whole world in darkness, and I’d have a third of it’s real estate, and four-fifths of it’s population, but I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree – thee.

So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States.

I’d subvert the churches first.

I’d 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.”

To the young I would whisper that the Bible is a myth.

I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around.

I would confide that what’s bad is good and what’s good is square.

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

And then I’d get organized.

I’d educate authors in how to make Lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting.

I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies and vice versa.

I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could.

I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction.

I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.

If I were the Devil I’d soon have families at war with themselves, churches at war with themselves, and nations at war with themselves, until each in it’s turn was consumed.

And with promises of higher ratings, I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flames.

If I were the Devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions, just let those run wild until before you knew it you’d have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.

Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing.

I’d have judges promoting pornography.

Soon I could evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of congress.

And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion and deify science.

I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls and church money.

If I were the Devil 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 give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious.

What will you bet I could get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich.

I would caution against extremes, in hard work, in patriotism, in moral conduct.

I would convince the young that marriage is old fashioned, that swinging is more fun, that what you see on TV is the way to be.

And thus, I could undress you in public and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure.

In other words, if I were the Devil…

I’d just keep right on doing what he’s doing.

By Paul Harvey


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