Sunday, June 03, 2018

I can't be part of a church that has hypocrites in it

Of course, judgmental and hypocritical might just be right about God and Jesus. Churches claim to believe the truth, and the truth of what they believe is independent of whether or not they are hypocrites. In fact, people with higher moral standards are more likely to be hypocrites, because if you have no moral standards, then  you can't claim a higher moral standard than you practice, since you had no moral standard to begin with. 

4 comments:

Dave Duffy said...

I wish I could win all arguments by finding hypocrisy. If you can tell me what you believe, I will find your failure. Like the old Stalinist, show me the man and I will show you the crime.

Go to church, get to know people, especially a church where most of the people have been ground up in life and have found redemption in Christ.

Victor Reppert said...

Interestingly enough, atheists have been making a lot of moral superiority claims, which opens them up for the same problems with hypocrisy that have been used against Christians for so long. I think that is the essence of the whole Elevatorgate business a few years back at the atheist convention.

Joe Hinman said...

I wont join a club that would have me for a member.

W.LindsayWheeler said...

Calling someone a hypocrite should have consequences. These days, calling something hypocritical of the Left, the difference between the treatment of Roseanne Barr and Kathy Gifford who held the artistic head of President Trump and Samantha Bee's comments is a symbol. Calling a Leftist a hypocrite---the Left doesn't care. The Left has no morals, no consistency and it doesn't care. Morality is for the other, not for them. Look at the difference with the Press with the charges of rape and groping by Bill Clinton, all forced acts of sex, and them telling us that the private sex lives of people has no bearing in the public to Stormy Daniels and consexual sex (if it ever really did happen) and Donald Trump.

There are different standards. Leftists get a pass and Conservatives are held to a higher morality. The charge of hypocrisy has NO bearing, no significance on their actions. They have no introspection. To charge someone with hypocrisy, requires that person to have some sort of honesty and introspection.

Jesus, a Jew, uses the term "hypocrite" in the New Testament. It is a solely a Greek term and has no comparative in the Hebrew Language. When Jesus called the Pharisees "hypocrites"---it went right over their heads. It has no bearing on them. Their culture didn't create the term and so they had no concept of it. "Hypocrisy" is solely a Western term for Western people. As the West has become Orientalized, Easternized, hypocrisy doesn't matter anymore; it has NO weight.

When a mentality of oriental syncretism becomes the dominating factor, when 360` arguments are accepted, the term hypocrisy looses its force. Only in a "Black-n-white" atmosphere does the charge of hypocrisy work.

Western civilization ended many moons ago. So did hypocrisy.