The ultimate example of this is Jesus - The One Who is The Way, The Life, The Truth (John 14:6). He spoke truth to everyone who crossed His path and He was crucified because of it. But death could not hold Him (Acts 2:24), and He rose physically, bodily from the grave three days later (Mark 16:9) and He rules and reigns from heaven even now. He did warn His followers that they would be hated on His account (Matthew 24:9) - and this has been true since He uttered those words and will be true until He returns to reign (from Jerusalem) on this earth.
One of the lovely things about Truth is that He comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.
Science should be about the pursuit of knowledge - truth, yet because we are sick with sin (the above paragraph describes the only solution to sin) science is frequently hijacked for other agendas, and those who call this out are, well, "made to care".
This is very true in vaccines - if you are a parent and you do not want your child vaccinated or you want to deviate in any way from the current schedule of vaccines as recommended by the CDC you just may find it difficult to get any kind of pediatric care. If you work in healthcare you will be required to get a flu shot yearly in order to work or perhaps to get a
The CDC posits itself as the primary repository of knowledge (ie: truth) regarding vaccines, and you dare not oppose them with a differing opinion. This is so well ingrained in medical personnel that the vast majority accept any adverse event following vaccination as "just a co-incidence" (silly mommy, what could you possibly know - you aren't a doctor!)
The Truth has nothing to fear from the lie. So why would the CDC feel the need to resort to such unscientific tactics as breaking study protocol, or destroying data (Google "#CDCwhistleblower")? If vaccines are safe and effective there should be no need for a law providing anyone associated with them complete legal immunity from any adverse effects. If vaccines were safe and effective there would be no need for mandates as people would be demanding them, not trying to get exemptions!
At the heart of the issue is who owns truth, who owns knowledge. Academic arrogance serves several functions: it is a mantle wrapped around themselves to function as an armour against accountability toward fellow humans. It is a defense against consideration of any theory that might upset a paradigm that enriches them and with which they are very comfortable.
It is not just in vaccines that an anointed few determine what is or is not correct. Apparently in Australia the medical "authorities" have gone after one of their own who had the temerity to stray from accepted dogma about diet. The following was cut and pasted from Dr. Malcome Kendrick's blog, (by all means, please follow him) shared with permission of the author (Dr. Gary Fettke) as noted at the end of his letter:
So Dr. Fettke is smart enough to obtain an advanced medical degree and specialized surgical skills, but is not intelligent enough to learn information about nutrition?! This is certainly not to diss Dieticians or Nutritionists - but one begins to wonder how any of us manage to wipe our own noses (or arses) without help from an "expert"?!
As always, read the comments - lots of smart people out there, one of whom included these very relevant quotes in his remarks:
"In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone."
"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."
Part of what is so exceedingly ironic about these types of situations is that so many of those who are part of the aparatchnik of orthodoxy also lay claim to the concept of "academic freedom" (Ha!). The hallowed halls of academia are notorious for being socially liberal - one of the dogmas of "progressivism" is "tolerance" (oh, if only!). The hypocrisy of progressives is absolutely breathtaking, as these are the ones who accuse others (Christians specifically, social conservatives more generally) of the crime of holding exclusive claims to the truth -- and yet this is precisely what they have done! (WHAT! You don't agree with me - well, you are wrong ... and you are fired, you are going to jail, your business will be closed - all methods of "being made to care" by those who proudly wear the badge of "tolerance"!) Frequently enough they will also claim that truth is personal - that each person can have "their" own truth - a statement that is logically absurd.
Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44), and he knows his time is short (Rev 12:12), so I am sure we can expect attacks against truth tellers to continue until the end.
2 Corinthians 3:17