Hypocrisy Rules at Times 2018-40
How many “religious people” have used their faith beliefs as a way to criticize the actions of others?
When you look at what is said by them and compare it with what their faith truly states as a guide, sometimes they conflict. IT comes across as a total different thing and makes that person or group sound very hypocritical.
To me, it makes me wonder if that faith or religious group, in general, is really something to follow or use as a belief system. People or groups that say or even believe one thing and do another, discredit their faith. Or, they believe in what they say and the faith does too, which is different, but maybe just as bad.
Doing so, turns some people off from that group, rightly so. It makes an opposite feeling of “how to win friends and influence people” and instead a negative feeling about them occurs.
Being a Centrist (or calling myself one) I try to take a middle ground on what I say at times, and even what I believe in certain subjects. This is not a good thing to do though.
Hypocrites upset me! They make me think or rethink what I have as an opinion about them. How can a Christian, religious person be so judgmental and unloving towards their fellow man and claim to be a follower of Jesus Christ who touted love for all?
Using Scripture of the Bible and drawing certain phrases from the Bible as weapons in a discussion is an example of hypocrisy; sort of…
I look at the New Testament of the Bible as a guide to the teachings of Jesus, and the Old Testament as stories of the Hebrew people to learn from ln the process. I try not to use any one passage or story to use AGAINST people or their actions, but to use the statement of Jesus as an overall way to make a point in a discussion. I believe there is a difference.
People should NOT throw rocks who themselves live in glass houses, is a great rule to follow. Unless you are perfect in your ways (and nobody is) we should NOT try to come across as better than others and passing judgement on them.
Yet, it is TOO easy to cross the line and come across as a hypocrite. Too Bad; SAD!!
Den Betts firstname.lastname@example.org or follow at- thebettsden.com