Saturday, April 09, 2011
Adding insult to injury
The following is not political; it is moral and spiritual.
Manipulation of language is a tool used to deceive. It is assumed by the dishonest, who underestimate the intelligence of vast portions of their audience, that manipulation of language will disguise their meaning and hide the truth. That is why, here in the United States, political leaders of the Democrat Party, including the President and Senate Majority Leader, have used the expression "women's health" when they mean "abortion." The injury is forcing American taxpayers to become accomplices to the murder of children in the womb by federal funding of Planned Parenthood. The insult is to the intelligence of everyone of us who heard them repeating the obvious euphemism, "women's health."
We have seen other such manipulation of language recently, notably bloggers and leaders of the TAC saying "Anglican Patrimony" when they mean "conversion to Roman Catholicism."
The Prophets of the Lord and the Apostles of Christ never manipulated language. God's servants speak very directly to the heart and mind, convicting of sin and enlightening with the truth of God's word. Beware of those who would steer the mind instead of speaking to it. Manipulation of language is always Satanic, because it is always a cloak to deceive. Beware of those whose communication is intended to lull the mind into a stupor of sleep, instead of igniting it with energy.