The Meaning of Judging People.
I get frustrated and annoyed when I have to explain an idea within the framework of explaining another idea especially when it comes to semantics. You'll see this come up in arguments, to create an argument that distracts from the original idea. I suppose it's like some kind of blind sided attempt at one up man ship, that unfortunately just twists things around to waste everyone's time, unless you are a troll, then you'll selfishly and arrogantly enjoy yourself.
It was written in the Bible, "Judge not lest ye be judged". This doesn't mean you can't judge a person based on their choice of soda or the fact they smell bad. It simply means that you can't judge that one person will go to heaven or not. In nonsecular terms, it means you can't judge if someone is bad or not. You can judge that their choices and habits are bad or even evil, but you can't judge the person without prejudice, misunderstanding or personal subjection.
When I write, "I do not believe in abortion", I am not judging the person who commits the act, I simply condemn the act of abortion under many circumstances. Probably, many women I love and admire have had an abortion, yet I do not judge them for it, it is simply one act out of millions they will perform that makes the entire person. I've certainly have done some bad and stupid things, but I do not condemn myself for them.
There might be something said, to the degree by which someone reacts to a negative statement that in a way reinforces the idea. Certainly, the statement, " I think you protest too much" was a wise observation of Shakespeare's.
Even with the most vial of characters such as Jeffery Dahmer, I was in no position to judge him. That is left to professionals such as police, detectives, coroners, forensic scientists, judges and peers to decide. His fate in the afterlife still in the realm and judgement of our creator, where it should be.
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