Inspired by recent events in my social sphere, I would like to write a post about judgement.
I am Anglican (you know the church started by the psycho Henry VIII with all those wives – yeah) and I am very proud of being an Anglican and more importantly a Christian (please ask me if you want the complete story of the beginnings of Anglicanism that aren’t centred around a crazy king.) I have friends of various religions. I’m pretty much a-ok with everything (yes atheists included, I got love for you guys) as long as you don’t insult my beliefs.
I take this attitude into all realms of my life. Do what makes you happy as long as it doesn’t hurt people in the process. Like can’t we be all peace and love and everything guys?
So I have to come right out and say something. I confess, I judge people. There I said it. I’ve been working on it lately (trying to rectify myself) but it’s still a challenge.
I’m horrible for judging people on their appearance. Reading amazing articles on body acceptance, fat-shaming and fat-acceptance on xojane has honestly open my eyes to how problematic and pointless judging people on their appearance is.
I also judge people on their intelligence. Being a fairly intelligent (read very intelligent, I’m trying to be humble) and educated person, I find myself sometimes walking around with an air of superiority. I am trying to stop that.
Basically, I recognize that I am not perfect and therefore who am I to judge others?
It’s like the pot calling the kettle black.
He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones.
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
Yeah the last one is straight from the mouth of JESUS. And even if you aren’t Christians, most popular religions still regard Jesus with a lot of respect. Even if you aren’t religious or don’t believe anything about Jesus, those are some pretty wise words. Let’s remember Jesus was defending an adulterous woman here! John 8:7 for the exact quotation. Yep, Jesus, defender of adulterous women since day one. Sounds nearly like an anti-slut-shaming feminist to me (Jesus does not approve of slut-shaming, guys.) Next time someone of any Christian leanings tries to judge you, just smile and remember that their Jesus has something to say about that. What about Matthew 7:1: “Do not judge or you too will be judged.” ?
Yes this means that those anti-abortion protesters quoting Leviticus all over the street didn’t read the rest of their bible properly (so regardless of whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, don’t judge the other side.) Also, did you know Leviticus forbids wearing blends… cotton/polyester is a no-no, I hope the protesters are wearing 100% cotton. Read Leviticus sometime, it’s a riot.
WHAT ABOUT PAC? “Only God can judge me.”
How much more information do you need to realize that all of you non-perfect people need to chill out with your harsh words of judgement?
So here is my pact: I am going to make a conscious effort not to judge anyone. LET’S ALL MAKE PACTS!!!