The old phrase, “The elephant in the room” comes to mind sometimes. There are subjects which are avoided like the plague when people get together, which are so obvious and indisputable, that you have to ask yourself why is it avoided, and not tackled head on? These elephants can be about the Christian’s attitude to death, serious or terminal illness, same sex ‘marriage’, or maybe a massacre of school children, and we either don’t know how to respond, or more likely we don’t want to admit that the elephant really IS there.
So we don’t talk about it in case we offend some elephant lovers. The elephant is ignored, or used to hide behind, or can’t be seen because it isn’t YOUR elephant. There might even be a few people with very loud voices who tell you that the nice elephant is really your friend, and is not the problem. Then of course it might stop looking like an elephant, and start to look like something else, and much smaller, like a very friendly and protective pet.
Hmmmm..... Ok, so let’s go on ignoring the elephant! That’s easier for everybody, right?
The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. Prov 12:15 NIV