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Believers must stop being so judgmental

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matt.dellray
Spiritual counsellor. I believe that our life experiences create emotions. Negative experiences create anger, fear, stress and powerlessness, guilt, etc. If our energy field is overflowing with negative energies it will be nearly impossible to allow the “positive” in
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Most of the Christians I grew up with were quite unwittingly, but very strongly, judgemental and self righteous. It's just about impossible not to be if you’re part of that religious tradition.
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Imagine that you belong to a faith system that teaches you that most humans are wrong about God and God's requirements. Imagine that you are certain that you're part of a small elect who have it right, who have God's approval.
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Christians may be considered to be quite judgmental because some Christians are quite judgmental. But, others are not. It can not be truthfully said that all Christians are judgmental. As to why some are judgmental, that is probably an individual issue an a generalized statement can not be truthfully made
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Apart from being judgmental, believers can so irritating because they will not keep their religion to themselves but insist on imposing it on others with a holier-than-thou attitude.
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Imagine that you belong to a faith system that teaches you that most humans are wrong about God and God's requirements. Imagine that you are certain that you're part of a small elect who have it right, who have God's approval.
Yes! That is exactly why believers are so judgmental
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imagine that you belong to a faith system that teaches you
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Yes
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I don't think I've ever met an evangelical Christian of the stripe I describe who wasn't judgemental down to the deep core of their soul.
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That is a hard question, since I have been a Christian for some years and never stop being amazed at the self righteousness and judgmental attitude of some Christians. I guess that they have found a stable moral authority, something they can give them tangible structure to their behavior, and they are really excited about it.
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What they need is to be taught how to be a Christian, properly, and there is very little along these lines. Some of it is out there, but many new Christians, full of zeal and excitement of their new experience, overwhelm others.
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Simply put - they are often frankly trying to get brownie points from God. They want to please God, and feel that doing that will impress Him. It does not. It often leads to hypocrisy
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Because they have been told their moral code is certainly right so they can judge with self assurance.
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Because Christians are sinners too. We get angry. We are proud. We are greedy. We lie. We cheat. We steal. We hide our sin. And we think of ourselves more highly than others. Just like everyone else. The only difference is Christians know we are sinners and know that only God can save us by our trusting in Jesus. It is most inappropriate for Christians to be self-righteous and judgmental, but we are sinners after all - and that is what sinners do! God save us, for surely we cannot save ourselves
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It’s nearly impossible to not to buy into belief systems you are indoctrinated into if you didn’t chose them yourself, and especially if you are young and impressionable and don’t know the difference.
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Judgement is inherent in the structure of our language and in any society. It's inherent in the decision on who is fit to lead and who is not, who is right and who is wrong, who is a sinner and who is holy.
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Christians are judgmental for the same reasons we all are - to maintain social structure and as an expression of indirect self-interest.
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As a power structure in such society, religion uses judgement to maintain order - you're with us or against us, believe or don't believe - take the right interpretation or the wrong one.
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