I ran into a series of tweets by Punthief that captured my thoughts exactly on the “Don’t Judge” movement. Have a look:
This “Don’t judge” thing we say is so funny. We judge others everyday. Maybe not with words, but we do.
Every gaddem day. When you look at your gate man whose salary is N20k per month and his 2nd wife is about to give birth to her 5th child, you judge.
When you walk behind a Mohawk dude sagging jeans showing dirty boxers, you judge.
When someone posts a tweet you consider stupid on twitter, you judge.
Excellent points, in my opinion.
Usually, “don’t judge” is pulled out of the context in which Jesus used it and thrown around anyhow we want it. If you have your Bible, do check the next thing Jesus said after “don’t judge”. Last time I checked, it was something like, “Be a fair judge”, which more or less means not to judge without having all the facts to the issue at hand. He also talked about not judging hypocritically. Sort of like one thief calling another person a thief.
Both of these issues would disqualify a lot of people from judging, for sure. But Jesus saying “Don’t judge” wasn’t an isolated command not to judge.
Thanks, @Punthief, for the insightful tweets!