We all come across conversations while scanning our social media. Much of which can make us shake our heads in somewhat disbelief. The above is from a semi-ongoing discussion on Facebook. At first blush, I see a few things going on and have some questions.
- Was the Occupy movement started for the right reasons? Was it really even a protest?
- Anyone familiar with the actual activities of a large population of the Occupy movement would know it wasn’t just a few bad apples amongst an otherwise gentile crowd. I’ve kept dozens of links to news articles describing widespread violence, vandalism, assaults on one another, assaults on police, widespread drug use, and much more.
- Is it unChristian do declare something is a lie, if it is untrue enough as to not be simply a mistake, or say some idea is nonsense? It sounds more like an attempt to divert and shut down a conversation than an assessment.
- Considering that the bible condemns all kinds of behaviors and Jesus himself called the Pharisees a ‘brood of vipers’ and ‘white washed sepluchres’, both scathing insults of the day, can making moral judgments on behaviors be considered hypocritical?
- Isn’t saying “it must suck to be you” ridicule, and suggesting the other person do as they do i.e., the person covered by black act more like the person covered by pink, guilty of their own condemnation — another fault they charged — and thus hypocritical? Especially if the person covered by pink claimed to be an ordained minister and says Jesus is okay with abortion, same-sex marriage, and spirtualism.
What are your thoughts on the discussion thus far?