In judo, one takes the energy of the opponent and uses it as an advantage. As we descend into a new dark age, we (and our children) will have to be wise as snakes and innocent as doves.
One current entrapping subject is for Christians is be asked about our views on homosexuality. The new tolerance is becoming increasingly intolerant of any other view. To handle this, Stand to Reason ministry published an excellent question to turn the situation on its head.
If asked about your view on homosexuality, say:
You say: “You know, this is actually a very personal question you’re asking, and I’d be glad to answer. But before I do, I want to know if you consider yourself a tolerant person or an intolerant person. Is it safe to give my opinion, or are you going to judge me for my point of view? Do you respect diverse ideas, or do you condemn others for convictions that differ from yours?”
Let them answer. If they say they’re tolerant (which they probably will), then when you give your point of view it’s going to be very difficult for them to call you intolerant or judgmental without looking guilty, too.
We are descending into a new dark age. Nothing to fear since Lord Jesus is on the throne. But it’s time for Christians to stop being naive and become wise. A little verbal judo is what we need.