We've all heard Dean Martin's classic "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You." What if we switched that around and said, "You're Nobody till Somebody Hates You." Recently I've been called an “explative” creep, that hates women, the most terrifying looking human ever seen, pale with all black eyes that flames are about to come out of, the anti-christ, that I have no soul and that I'm an ignorant, arrogant, despised, hated and an misogynistic a-hole (there was more that can't be repeated). These remind me of my all time favorite: a smug, fumbling bigot. Several of those last arguments were fired at me last night after I made simple comment about calling your congressperson to defund Planned Parenthood. The left sure is good at the tolerance they preach!
Although it hurts to think otherwise intelligent people will resort to these types of accusations to prove a point, I have to remember what Jesus said in Jn.15:18-25 - "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: 'No servant is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates me hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them what no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen these miracles, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: 'They hated me without reason.'" Also, don't forget 2 Tim.3:12, "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted."
I think it is safe to say if you're not being opposed, you're not making a difference. That makes me a little uncomfortable that more bad isn't being said of me. Jesus make us bold for you! Pr.28:1.