Why are some people so judgmental?

@rosie_123 (6118)
January 24, 2007 10:44am CST
Ok - this is something that has been bothering me a lot since I joined MyLot. People are only human and we all make mistakes - and yet when you read through some of the comments on here, it seems that some posters just can't see through their narrow minded bigotry to realise that everyone is different, and that just because they have one view on life does not mean that others who live their lives in a different way are wrong. I have been especially shocked by some people who say they are "Christians" and then attack people who have made mistakes and call them "sinners" - forgive me if I'm wrong, but i thought the Bible was about "turning the other cheek" and being a gentle, loving and forgiving human being, and it makes me sad to see so much "fire and brimstone" here. I would be interested to see what other people think on this subject.
2 responses
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I've noticed that in here and in real life. Some just love to judge or jump to conclusions. They will often use something minor to prove themselves right at least in their own mind. They don't want to allow others to have differing views or to accept that maybe their way isn't the only way. All we can try to do is allow them their right but not to let them take our right to express ourselves away from us.
@rosie_123 (6118)
25 Jan 07
Thanks for your input.
@ashjoe76 (1459)
• India
24 Jan 07
This seems to be the flipside of religious faith. Some people, no matter which religion they are in, use their communal power just to judge others and to feel superior. I think of faith as something very personal and those who have it may not be judgemental, as it makes them turly humble. Specific ways of thinking are discouraged from time to time by those who think that they have the right to define the world and preserve it the way want.
@rosie_123 (6118)
24 Jan 07
Thanks for your comment.