Thou Shall Not Judge  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
3114 posts
6/26/2005 6:23 am

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Thou Shall Not Judge

I have always found this interesting…

Thou shall not judge

The reason I find it interesting is because it is human nature to judge another. We can not deny it; we all in fact do it. Why would the bible tell us not to do something that we all naturally do?

I personally do not think it is the initial judgement that is wrong…

It is what we do with the judgement that makes it wrong.

As long as we still give a person a chance despite our judgement, then I do not see anything wrong with that.

If we do not give someone a chance based off that judgement, then that would be wrong.

Perhaps I did not word that right, I am not sure…

How do others feel about this issue?

guynamedjim 58M
729 posts
6/28/2005 3:41 pm

Love this topic! Why? Because those that whine about judgements are usually one's that are placing judgements themselves. Who are we kidding we make judgements everyday. Would it be right if you let your best friend who wanted to go play in the middle of the highway at rush hour? Come on. Comes a time we grow up and be accountable, be able to admit when we are wrong, and learn to be better friends and not be so tweeked out about things. Life is tough as it is.

header1979 37M
507 posts
6/26/2005 4:18 pm

Hey, Mysticwriter88, you took the quote out of context. This quote is from the Sermon on the Mount. What it really is saying don't be a hypocrite.

The full text (NIV translation)in Mathew, Chapter 7, is:

1. Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

2. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

3. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in you brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

4. How can you say to your brother, "Let me take the speck out of your eye," when all the time there is a plank in your own eyes?

5. You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

Also in the famous incident recorded in John 8: 2-11, when a woman who had comitted adulery was to be stones Jesus said "He who is without sin, cast the first stone."

Whether you are religious or not, this is great wisdom and guidance.

In today's language we would say if you are going to talk the talk you had better walk the walk.

It also means that we should be working on our own issues rather than others. You can only change yourself not others.

It is not saying not to have any judgement. There is a difference between being judgemental and having no judgement.

That is today's Sunday School Lesson.

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/26/2005 4:01 pm

Blogs are actually a very good place to voice whatever you desire Jay.

rm_QuietEyez 46F

6/26/2005 2:49 pm

Judgment is human nature, I always believed the point of the saying, Is to not judge a person without knowing them. Not to be bias because of who you know they are just from what you see and/or have heard, But to give everybody a fair chance without judgement.

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
6/26/2005 2:26 pm

Judgement based off fact is not wrong. If you have evidence to prove on guilty of crimes then they deserve to be punished for those crimes.

That kind of judgement is different then the casual judgement I am talking about here.

horniessbbw 59F

6/26/2005 10:32 am

IMO the propensity to judge is greater in some than in others. Further my judgement tells me that one might be better off keeping their mouths shut and fingers off the keyboard once judging hath commenced.

deliciousngood 64F
1666 posts
6/26/2005 9:53 am

TOLERANCE: willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others;a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior a permissible difference; allowing freedom to move within limits

ACCEPTANCE: the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception;the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true; a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

RESPECT: the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded; an attitude of admiration or esteem

The subtle differences in these words are often misused ( not by you wyvernrose, this is merely an example) in that we often tolerate things we do not accept and vice vesra, and tolerate things and people we do not respect!

deliciousngood 64F
1666 posts
6/26/2005 9:46 am

I think it has to do with accountability.

YOu always hold people accountalbe for their actions, but are yo accountable for your own?

In other words...walk a mile in the other person's shoes. And realize...there are always choices and they are simply that.

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
6/26/2005 9:30 am

agrees with wyv

I'm a

i'm here to stay

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/26/2005 8:41 am

On a deeper level I think this means that we, as humans, are imperfect. Being imperfect, our judgements are prone to error. Thus, when we judge it is quite possible that our judgements are wrong and the quote you provided is a warning. For we the judges are subject to the same flawed judgements when we find ourselves under the microscope of another judge.

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
6/26/2005 7:50 am

make your judgemets,
form your opinions,
then move on

we all have our opinions but perhaps with AGE, MATURITY, and WISDOM you'll learn there is a time and place to voice them

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
6/26/2005 6:54 am

well yeah I don't think you worded it right, it is more our own perceptions and opinions, to judge is to base our actions wholly on our perceptions of that person, and our treatment of them....

we need to be tolerant and accepting of one another while respecting each our differences....


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