I believe we (doesn't matter Christians or athiests) have no right to judge anybody any way.
Isn't this the same guy/girl/whatever that just two days ago was saying this that and the other person were going to LOFF or whatever that goobery acronym was? Saying we're gonna burn forever?
I dunno. Sounded pretty judgemental to me at the time.
But that's okay. We have every right to judge each other. Why? Because there is absolutely no reason not to. And it's not only a natural instinct (EVERYBODY judges people for one thing or another), but it's neccesary to maintain a functional society. If we didn't judge murderers and rapists, they'd be wandering around your back yard. All of them. Camped out just behind your house. Watching you from the bushes.
Maybe Christians are cool with that, I dunno. *I'M* certainly not. *This* is the world I know for a fact I have to live in, and it strikes me as straight-up ass-faced RETARDED to pretend that the people who have a negative or positive effect on it shouldn't be judged, considering that THIS is the world they're making an impact on, not this alleged lollipop-kingdom where like 4% of the population supposedly goes after they *DIE*.
Judging people is a good thing. If a 14 year old high school student reads like they're 8, a teacher judges that they suck at reading, and does something about it so they don't hold the rest of the class back.
If somebody is applying for millitary service and has two flat feet, bad knees, a trick elbow, poor vision, bad lungs, and is deaf in one ear, judging them as unfit for service saves the lives of the poor shmoes that would be assigned to their unit.
If I'm a potential employer, I need to judge potential employees on whether or not they're qualified to do the job, don't I? Oh, you can't operate a computer? Or a fax? Or a copy machine? What's that? You're illiterate? Oh, well, if you really are a hard worker and pick up things quickly like you say... Well, far be it from me to judge! You start Monday!
Way to go, asshat. Now you've got a staff of gibbering orangatans and not one of them knows what a TPS report is, let alone how to fill one out. Kiss your company goodbye.
And personally, hey man, I've got standards. For myself and others. I'm not about to apologize for them. They're what prevents a person from devolving into a shitheel, and they're what assures that my friends are decent human beings with likeable qualities.
I'm sorry, but it strikes me as lunacy to proclaim "We shouldn't judge people!". It's downright stupid. I don't mean any offense by that in all honesty. But to me, it's just a stupid policy. Or at the very least, completely out of touch with reality.
A common rebuttal to my opinion on the subject is "Well, would YOU want to be judged!?" Which is a very strange question to ask somebody. I mean, what are you talking about? What does what I want have to do with anything? It's a fact of life. I am judged, you're judged, everybody's judged, all the time, by everybody else. And that's not bad thing at all.
Besides being told that it is by an ancient book or by a preacher, I honestly can't understand why anybody would think it is. To me, it's like saying that complaining is wrong, or that being excited about something is wrong, or that we shouldn't have opinions about each other or something. It's a perfectly natural part of life. It's one of the most basic parts of the human experience, in addition to being one of the most useful and neccesary.
Though I do want to go on record and clarify that through all of this, I'm talking about making an *informed* judgement based on collected facts and such... Not anything like blind judgements or pre-judging somebody you've never met without knowing anything about them. Those sorts of things are clearly problematic for reasons that should be obvious.
Ideally I shouldn't of even had to make this clarification, but in my experience on this site, you can't afford to assume everybody is capable of working this s**t out for themselves.
I dunno. "You have no right to judge!" is just one more thing to add to the pile of s**t I'll never understand about the Christian mind-set, right along with other oddities like "Love your enemy! (Lol WUT?) and "Turn the other cheek!" (so you can get punched in that one, too, I guess...?)