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Hypocrisy is a Good Thing

Posted by undergroundchurch on June 26, 2009


Hypocrisy is not all bad.  I know that people that jump on those “being” hypocrites, but the reality is that there are two very important realities associated with hypocrisy.

  1. Hypocrisy shows that there are moral values in a culture. You cannot be a hypocrite unless a moral standard is set – whether in the mind of the hypocrite, or in the mind of the accuser or both. 
  2. If moral equivalency is the rule, then nobody can be a hypocrite. By definition, moral equivalency denotes that there is no moral baseline.

When an individual is accused of hypocrisy, usually the one holding to the accusation does not bear the same moral equivalent in their own mind, yet the feel obliged to make accusations using rules by which they don’t abide.

Those with little risk of being a hypocrite are the ones that should concern society most.  They live with no standard, moral base or absolutes that provide a platform on which character and integrity are built.

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