#2 Make YOU take a small first step toward a harmful act. Use minor/trivial action and gradually increase them.
So now we have been primed to destroy via sermons/meetings/chapel in DT. Quickly we remove ourselves from contact with the Idiot/Offender. Their presence could contaminate us. We do not ask them questions, show concern, socialize. All of us, young/old, simultaneously act cold toward the “bad apple.” Alone in a church. We begin to mock/disparage their personality traits. Not acknowlege their presence in the room. We are well-groomed/trained. The dehumanizing process is always an indeterminate period of time. No one discusses the Idiot/Offender. Silence is golden (godly) don’t you know. The pastors/deacons will handle the him/her. Just pray people!
Most of the time ostracizing will do the job (of cowing him/her into Submission). However if the Idiot/Offender has any Strength of character/integrity/grit/convictions, uh, well, hold on to your seats folks. Pastors’ Deathstarr is firing up.
But God says, “…the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel” (Proverbs 12:10b). “Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad” (Proverbs 12:25). “And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment” (Hebrews 11:36). “Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty” (Psalm 27:12). “…but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them” (Ezekiel 34:4b).