Whether it be in education, media, religion, and so on, the narrative is designed to formulate thought and lock it in. “Settled science” is a term indicating a narrative that should make any honest scientist shudder. A deviation from the narrative is treated as a threat and must be crushed in order to protect itself - rather than be tested to prove or disprove legitimacy according to science.
When the narrative steps forward:
- in education, it teaches what to think instead of how to think. It punishes inquisitiveness, any contrarian thought.
- in the media, it tells you what to think, feeds the lazy thought, restricts dissemination of information that might contradict the narrative. Any effort to open thought is met with the conspiracy theorist or denier label, and character assassination follows.
- in religion, it dictates to you what you must think and threatens against deviation with the terrible assignation, heresy!
Wherever it is found, the narrative has the effect of suppressing freedom and individuality, man’s relationship with God. (Notice that religious institutions are not an exception.)
It is said that whoever controls the narrative has the power, but this only applies when people have allowed their freedom and individuality to be rescinded. In actuality, the narrative indicates a state of weakness because its foundations are so fragile they cannot be tested!
The Bible promises “But there is a spirit in man,” and nowhere has it been more evident than in the America. This is because it has been recognized that freedom and individuality are inextricably tied to God, that they are sacred. Without God, a human government gives and takes as it pleases according to the latest narrative, and freedom and individuality blow in the wind.
In the following context, Christian Science is a divine concept, not a denomination or church:
“Like our nation, Christian Science has its Declaration
of Independence. God has endowed man with inalienable rights, among which are self-government,
reason, and conscience. Man is properly self-
governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by
his Maker, divine Truth and Love.
Man's rights are invaded when the divine order is in terfered with, and the mental trespasser incurs the divine penalty due this crime.”
from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy
When Christ Jesus declared, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free," his proud listeners tried to brush him off, claiming that they were already free. He answered, "Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." In modern parlance, he might say, "Whoever bows down to the narrative is the servant of the narrative."