It's something that puzzles me. It's like the bible says one thing, but then many people turn it around and use it to bash other people with it.

I've also seen so-called Christians make lies, and the bible says 'thou shalt not lie'. So, you can't have it both ways. In my opinion, if you want to be a Christian, you have to do exactly what the bible says.

Is religion a form of hypocracy?

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    It seems this is trying to promote a personal philosophy rather than ask a question that could be answered in a few paragraphs. So I am going to vote to close, however, I hope you come back with more questions that perhaps address your concern here indirectly say by asking a question about a particular philosopher or text. – Frank Hubeny Jun 18 '18 at 12:06
  • I wouldn't say so. First of the bible is not ment to be interpreted literally. Second the christian theology states that only jesus could live a "perfect" live and that his followers should try to emulate it. Jesus dies to save those that emulate him but fail due to their human nature. You can disagree with the stance they take but calling them hipocrits seems to missunderstand the christian doctrine that addresses the issue at hand. – CaZaNOx Jun 18 '18 at 12:26
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    Because people act inconsistent with theory does not make the theory useless. All people will likely fit the hypocrite status at some point. No one is capable of following ALL ten commandments. Only Jesus could fulfill. – Logikal Jun 18 '18 at 16:02
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    This seems like a better fit for Christianity SE. You can try Judaism SE too. – Yechiam Weiss Jun 18 '18 at 19:27
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    @Logikal, I think this explains a lot of your position here regarding philosophy. I reject the notion of sin amd therefore Jesus was not the only one without sin. Also, the position of original sin came into christianity later and original sin was a counter-argument for christianity. – rus9384 Jun 19 '18 at 14:11

You need to take what the Bible says in context. This is what Jesus Christ said:

Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

Matthew 7:1-5

Jesus is not saying not to "judge" people (whatever that means, I have yet to hear from anyone who quotes this verse), he is saying that you ought not to judge someone hypocritically.

You can say that certain things are evil, and that certain actions that a person is performing (like homosexual activities, I believe) are evil; but you cannot do so while doing those actions yourself.


That's because most religious people (including Christians) have merely belief.

Kierkegaard saw a difference between faith and belief. Belief is me believing that X is true. Faith is the obsession with a certain belief. Faith is belief pushed to its extreme. A truly religious man (the one with faith) is a schizophrenic whose reality is his religion, since the body is the sinner and he's free of the body, therefore he will follow every single commandment and won't commit a sin.

But on the other hand the religion of the majority is merely a belief, these majority still have their sinner body and will eventually follow their desires and sin.

Racism is a major way to deny one's death, but since only the body dies not the self, a person with faith won't need denial methods such as racism, unlike the majority:--

When confronted with reminders of death, we react by criticizing and punishing those who oppose or violate our beliefs, and praising and rewarding those who support or uphold our beliefs. (The worm at the core: on the role of death in life)

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