Thou shalt not Judge Judy

So this a snobby dude who thinks he is better than everybody else. He loves to judge people incorrectly and be a snoot.

This dude makes an initial judgment that is intermediate and holds off on making final judgements. Cool dude. I wanted to break out from retirement and talk about one of my biggest pet peeves….peoples understanding of the principle of judging others.

We all know the scripture “Judge not, lest ye be judged” and we all know of the JST translation that says “Judge righteous judgement”. We all know these references. Yet, we still love to think that people are judging us and we all have told somebody not to judge because the scriptures say not to. Here is my problem: We all judge other people, and we have to in order to survive and protect ourselves, so lets stop talking about the whole judging crap. This talk by Dallin H Oaks explains when it is okay to judge and when it is best to reserve judgement. Please read it. One of his best points is where he states that it is necessary to judge people, but when never should make final judgements.

A lot of times, especially for me, when I have a first impression, or judgement of someone, it is totally incorrect and the moment I think it I feel horrible that it has even entered my mind. But my mind natural judges people. It’s called a first impression, but that’s why I don’t make final judgements based off of my initial contact.

This was a very boring post…..I have lost my touch…..I think I am going to retire again.

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4 Responses

  1. Misti Lee says:

    Ben, I think that you say you are going to retire to get people to tell you not to. Obviously we keep looking to see what you are going to write. I like your sports one too. It keeps me informed!

  2. Cassie L. says:

    Very interesting…Koy and I had a very long talk about this very subject yesterday. I just read your linked talk and we thoroughly appreciated the further insight. Thank you.<BR/><BR/>Don’t retire. See earlier comment about poo.

  3. Trista says:

    PLEASE don’t retire!<BR/><BR/>I have to ask; why the subject of the blog?

  4. Elisa says:

    don’t retire. we like reading your blogs. and this blog was not boring.

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