Undergroundchurch Blog

Preparing the Church for the future

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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: