We’re ALL Hypocrites!

Written by Scott

Topics: Faith, Social Media

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This subject has been on my mind off and on for a few days now after a comment from something I posted elsewhere. The comment was, in general, the age-old worn and tired accusation against Christians in general.

The fact of the matter is this: we are all hypocrites, whether you are a believer or not.

How’s that, you may ask? Simple: anything that you do (or say, or think, really) that is contrary to your beliefs makes you one.

It’s not rocket science, or some sort of technical jargon. It’s really quite simple…we all fail.

Some examples:

John Lennon: that peace-loving activist covertly sent financial support to the Irish Republican Army terrorist group. Hypocrite.

Henry David Thoreau, thought by many to be the father of environmentalism, once so poorly maintained a campfire that it burned down half the forest. He was known to the locals as ‘woods burner’.  And his self-reliance? He’d often run into town to have dinner made for him, and to drop his laundry off his mother. Hypocrite.

And I can pretty much guarantee–quite easily– that those who sling that accusation at any one group are hypocrites as well.

We all are hypocrites. Every. Single. One. Of. Us.

The beliefs we hold are our ideals that we strive for…we all fail, but those failures don’t negate that ideal. It’s just means we’ve fallen short.