Through the years, Amy Duggar has shared what she might about Jim Bob’s paranoia and extremism.
An NDA seemingly prevents her from sharing extra — at the least, not with out risking litigation.
However it’s no secret that she and Jim Bob are locked in an typically unstated but extremely seen feud.
Now, Amy is reminding everybody that when the “devil” is on the offensive, you understand that you just’re on the suitable aspect of issues.
On Instagram, Amy Duggar shared a easy video — one that may as nicely have been a GIF — displaying a wet evening, with a streetlight offering some dramatic lighting.
The caption supplied much more dramatic flare, nonetheless, evoking (Christian) non secular imagery.
“The devil wouldn’t be attacking you so hard if there [weren’t] something Holy inside you,” the submit claimed. “Thieves don’t break into empty houses.”
Each of those statements are analogies that primarily say the identical factor, albeit with barely completely different phrasing.
Basically, when you’ve got one thing that your enemy desires, covets, or fears, they are going to assault you in some capability, maybe to take it from you or silence you.
And, the saying suggests, the truth that somebody is coming after you not directly signifies that you’ve got one thing of worth.
In fact, in actuality, thieves usually tend to break right into a home that’s merely simpler to interrupt into than their neighbor’s.
(It sounds callous to say, however having yet another lock in your door or barely smaller home windows than the particular person subsequent door might help keep away from a random break-in)
However, positive, if a thief is doing a focused raid to steal one thing particular from a home that they’ve cased and monitored, then yeah, they’re not breaking into an empty home.
Now, Amy didn’t give you both analogy. However she did select to share these metaphors on social media. Why?
Nicely, just one actual “enemy” involves thoughts after we consider Amy. That may be Jim Bob Duggar.
In a way, he — as a infamous scumbag — is the enemy of each respectable particular person on the planet. However one might argue that he’s, on a way more private stage, Amy’s foe. And the implication is obvious: Jim Bob wouldn’t need Amy to STFU if she didn’t have tea to spill.
As a result of that is Amy, we also needs to think about that she may very well be referring to the literal satan.
For many people, “the devil” is only a horny crimson man who makes for a simple Halloween costume. Even many Christians don’t imagine in a literal Devil determine.
Nevertheless, some do. A Christian conservative like Amy may imagine that Lucifer himself is actually working by way of evil males — like Jim Bob — to make the world a worse place, and to behave towards Amy.
We must always notice that, whether or not we take Amy’s submit as metaphor or a literal expression of her non secular beliefs, it’s not particularly reduce and dry.
It doesn’t, for instance, imply that anybody who’s underneath assault have to be “holy” and thus underneath siege by “devils.”
For instance, lots of people got here after Josh Duggar. However they weren’t devils, and he was not holy. The trick, it might appear, is determining which aspect is nice and which is dangerous. However that’s at all times the case.