Serious discernmentalists need to distort information….for truths sake. Jim Belcher from the book Deep Church writes “…in order for us to dialogue fairly, we must understand the movement, its protests and its core beliefs. Just as we do not want our views distorted, we must respectfully and fairly represent our dialogue partner’s views. We reject setting up a straw man just to knock it down.”
Non-sense! Allowing fair dialogue is the work of a worldly liberal. We don’t need to understand a movement or its core beliefs, we need simply to display an opponent in unfavourable light (ie slander, lie, bend, twist, distort). If we repeat the distortion enough, most of you will A) Believe it B) Repeat it without verification. In other words you will begin to believe we are right…simply because we tell you how biblical we are and how wrong others are. We are depending on you not to think critically etc (that is the essence of a true discernmentalist).
So the lesson here is simple. Repeat something often enough “ie Rob Bell is a heretic” or “Buzz Aldrin is really an android” and people will begin to believe it.
What really matters in the end is that WE HAVE THE TRUTH…and we will bend it to our wills…in order to defend it. After all, it is a truth war we are fighting.
PS George Costanza (Re: Seinfeld) once noted “…its not a lie if you believe it”