There’s the story told of Satan training his junior minions….
He asks them what they are going to tell human beings.
Minion #1 said, “I’ll tell them that there is no God.”
Satan thinks it’s worth a try, but doesn’t think many will be foolish enough to fall for that.
The second minion suggests: “I’ll tell them that there is no judgment.”
Satan thinks that’s better, but still doubts he’ll have much success, because people have an inbuilt sense of accountability, an understanding that actions have consequences. “Don’t any of you have any better ideas?” he scolds.
Minion #3 pipes up. “How about we tell them: ‘There’s no hurry?’”
Satan, that serpent of old, warmly congratulates him: “That is exactly the message that will be most widely believed and will do the most harm.”