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The Iron Maiden

In Strausbourg, France there is an Iron Maiden that was used for torture during medievel times. Molded into the likness of a beautiful maiden it bore death for those that came within it’s grasp. Outwardly it was appealing, but it was what is inside that is deadly. As a victim was placed on the plate in front of the maiden a series of wheels and cogs began to turn. Slowly the maiden would envelope the person in what could be considered an embrace. At the same time this was happening sharpened spikes began to protrude from inside the iron body and gradually extinguish the life from the person it held.

Sin is much the same way. It looks good on the outside, but the inside will kill you.

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