In any war of words, the side that establishes and determines the narrative usually has the upper hand. I say usually even though I mean always, because I don’t want you getting disillusioned within the span of the first sentence of this essay.
If you get to dictate the narrative, you can paint the other side as something they are not, and have that picture of them cemented in the minds of many a soul even before they get a chance to counter your assertions, or prove the fallacy of your argument.
When someone gets to define the narrative, it is akin to not only choosing the time and place of a battle, but choosing what sort of weapons will be used, as well as getting to call dibs on the optimum terrain. Ask any tactician worth their salt and they will tell you that having the high ground in a battle goes a long way to insuring your victory.
Even so, knowing this to be factually and demonstrably true, we allow the godless to claim the high ground time and again, and as such continue to be bruised and battered by their slings and arrows, which given an ounce of investigation or introspection prove to be lies and half-truths at best.
We have seen this done to Christians over and over again, and rather than learn from the past, we allow it to continue. What’s worse, we’ve stopped defending our positions, we’ve stopped pointing out the cognitive dissonance of the godless, and like a too oft beaten dog, we curl up in a ball and take the bludgeoning anew.
Because they know their entire premise is built upon a foundation of lies, every time someone who does not fit their narrative rises in prominence, they become rabid in their desire to destroy them, their reputation, their livelihood, their families, and their lives in general.
One of the longest running narratives regarding Christians is that we are all knuckle dragging Neanderthals who couldn’t multiply single digits if our lives depended on it, and whose only useful function in society due to our diminished intelligence quotient is to dig ditches or shovel manure.
Before anyone gets angry, no, there’s nothing wrong with digging ditches or shoveling manure, but the godless have relegated the whole of Christendom to these two career choices, insisting that no rational human being, no person who has the intellectual fortitude to aspire to more than menial labors would ever believe in God.
As such, anytime a prominent neurosurgeon, scientist, biologist, chemist, attorney, or philosopher confirms their belief in the God of the Bible, they are systematically ridiculed, belittled, mocked, and derided.
Why such vitriol? Because such individuals do not fit their narrative, and anyone that disrupts their constant barrage of anti-Christian sentiment must be cut off at the pass.
So what’s the point of this little rant? Well, simply to encourage you to stop being the doormat of the godless, and defend the truth whenever the opportunity arises. Stop allowing the heathen to establish the narrative, and use the truth to defend against their lies.
One thing you will soon discover is that the godless are cowards. Not only are they cowards, they are hypocritical cowards, who attack those they have determined will not fight back or defend themselves.
Why is there no mockery of Muslims and Islam by the so-called free thinkers of our day? Why are the utterly silent regarding even something as laughable as Scientology? Because they know that there will be pushback, and even the Scientologists will defend themselves against lies.
Not so for Christians. We are too busy stabbing at each other and decreeing who will get to pass through the gates of heaven and who won’t to see that we are being isolated and branded as something we are not.
One of the most despicable human beings to ever walk the planet penned a pamphlet regarding affecting change in society, and among the many things he wrote, he also surmised that ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
The church is being ridiculed into irrelevancy, and our silence at this juncture is utterly criminal. It may be difficult at first, but as a child of God who stands on a foundation of truth you must find your voice, and call out the liars who lie about you, your life, your intent, and your faith. Do it forcefully, vociferously, and consistently, and you will see how quickly they will retreat back into their dens of iniquity and hedonism.