Oh…how I have come to hate that word.
I cannot begin to tell you how often I have heard that word used against someone. It often wounds. Many bereaved Mommas, abuse victims, victims of tragedy are told to stop being a ‘Drama Queen’ when they open up and share with another their pain and heartache. It is usually stated by an individual that simply is incapable of handling and dealing with the harsh reality of life.
NEWSFLASH: Life is drama!
Nobody ever chooses to be victimized. Nobody seeks out personal tragedy. Yet, those that desire only the good things in life, will shut themselves off from those that are suffering and hurting. They reject what they consider to be ‘negativity’.
This attitude produced deep roots in our society in the 70’s by those who succumbed to the ‘new-age’ philosophy. Sadly, today it has permeated society along with many ‘positive-thinking’ churches. It has become today’s Zeitgeist. These folks are in denial for no one escapes this life untouched by some degree of tragedy. Excuse the ‘French’ but:
Instead of ‘loving one’s neighbor’ when tragedy strikes, these ‘drama deniers’ choose to look the other way. They don’t want to have their day ruined by another’s sorrow. Instead, they prefer to simply put on their ‘smiley face’ and ‘be happy’. I have to wonder who will be there for them when ‘shit happens’ in their life.
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Jesus did not say you ‘may’ have trouble. He did not say ‘if’ you have trouble. He said you will have trouble. STOP BLAMING THE VICTIM!! Stop telling victims to stop acting like victims. That makes as much sense as telling an elephant to stop acting like an elephant simply because you are uncomfortable being around an elephant.
|First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
–by German Pastor Martin Niemoller (1892–1984)
Such twisted thinking is the epitome of selfishness and self-centeredness and totally anti-Christ. Did you know that the New Age drew heavily upon a number of older esoteric traditions, in particular those that emerged from the occultist current that developed in the eighteenth century? Theologically, the New Age typically adopts a belief in a holistic form of divinity which imbues all of the universe, including human beings themselves. There is thus a strong emphasis on the spiritual authority of the self. This is accompanied by a common belief in a wide variety of semi-divine non-human entities, such as angels and masters, with whom humans can communicate, particularly through the form of channeling. (Wikipedia)
This is soooo important to recognize. Books have become best-sellers and are often recommended by Preachers who are often ignorant of the fact that they are promoting the occult laced in with writings that speak of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 11:
4 For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.
I know how wounding it can be when someone, especially a loved one or family member, tells you to stop being a victim or accuses you of ‘Drama’. That in itself though should alert you to the fact that the source of such comments is not speaking from the Spirit of God. NOWHERE in the Scriptures will you find Jesus saying such things to anyone.
“One of the few things on which all scholars are agreed concerning New Age is that it is difficult to define. Often, the definition given actually reflects the background of the scholar giving the definition. Thus, the New Ager views New Age as a revolutionary period of history dictated by the stars; the Christian apologist has often defined new age as a cult; the historian of ideas understands it as a manifestation of the perennial tradition; the philosopher sees New Age as a monistic or holistic worldview; the sociologist describes New Age as a new religious movement (NRM); while the psychologist describes it as a form of narcissism.”
— Religious studies scholar Daren Kemp, 2004.
No matter how it is defined, it is not rooted in God. It has, however, been compared to Hinduism. Whatever the definition, it is not Christian.
As much as it does hurt to have been further victimized by these ‘Drama deniers’, please take comfort in the fact that Jesus is not, nor shall never be, one of them.
(((HUGS))) Jude Gibbs, Author of ‘Gifts from the Ashes’ available at:
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