Silence is the spoils of war. How can the bad guys win and thus silence the good guys?
“Oh, but the good guys should not be silent! They should speak even if it kills them!”
But what if the good guys don’t want to provoke the bad guys because the bad guys are so committed and are so convinced that they are the good guys and are fighting for God and so how can they back down?
“It means that they love God more since they are not willing to be silent! Your silence reinforces their delusion!”
But they will be even more deluded if they are pushed to defend their lies. They are afraid of losing. I’m not.