Judging Ourselves

In Luke 6:37, Jesus makes it pretty clear that we are not to judge one another (lest we be judged ourselves). As such, He would probably not look favorably upon this list of the 50 Most Loathsome Americans.

Or would He?

Because the author, Ian Murphy, reserving the top spot for You (and me and all of us), is clearly willing to have ourselves be judged:

“Your brain’s been cobbled together over millions of years of blind evolution and it shows. You’re clumsy, stupid, weak and motivated by the basest of urges. Your MO is both grotesquely selfish and unquestionably deferential to questionable authority. You’re not in control of your life. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor and gleefully submit to oppression, malfeasance and kleptocracy. You will buy anything. You will believe anything. You believe that evolution is a matter of belief. You likely scrolled down to #1, without reading the rest, because you’re an impatient, semi-literate Philistine who’s either unable or unwilling to digest more than 140 characters at a time. [...] You believe in American exceptionalism despite the contrary, compelling and overwhelming evidence. You tacitly partake in all manner of atrocity without batting a lash. You’re actively participating in our species’ extinction and you’re either in denial or you just don’t give a shit.”

Time for some self-reflection.

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