Thursday, January 30, 2014
Three Things Thursday
1. I didn't really watch the Grammy's or the State of the Union this year. What can I say? I'm not interested in seeing millionaires applaud each other.
2. But, oh man, the morality police came out of the woodwork, after both events. Left and right, I saw people saying, "You shouldn't judge other people! They can say or do whatever they want." This is a false argument, which pretends to carry weight by vaguely resembling something Jesus said. The truth is that freedom itself is not moral. Just because you are free to do something, it does not mean it is right for you to do it.
In the same way, I see a lot of pro-choice people make the fundamental mistake that "choice" itself is moral. No. If there is a choice between two opposite actions, one is a right choice, and one is a wrong choice. Choose wisely.
Of course, you could always have a choice between something bad and something worse, in which case, most ethics tell you to pick between the lesser of two evils. Hopefully, you have the ideal Christian choice: between something good and something good.
3. "You shouldn't judge other people, or how they act" IS ITSELF a judgment on other people and how they act. Seriously, if you say that, you are judging other people, and you are therefore a hypocrite.
To further the hypocrisy, you'll notice people who follow the "no judging" rule never apply it to positive judgments, such as "I support the President" or "such-and-such is good".