Friday, December 27, 2013

Here come da judge!

Pope Francis I says of homosexuals: who am I to judge?

Phil Robertson/Sarah Palin say of homosexuals:  I ain't judgin', the gospels do.

The Gospels say, of any act of judgment:  judge not, lest ye be judged.

Now, what was Phil Robertson quoting again?

N.B.  Speaking of judgments: Yup.


  1. I must have missed the statement about the gay in the gospels. I'm sure it would have jumped out at me but it seems to have failed to. Jesus seems to have been notably silent on the issue and in issues related to illicit sex the gospels show him suspending judgement to a degree vastly unusual. Even the woman at the well with all those husbands.

    I really meant it when I said that Sarah Palin has made me reconsider my disbelief in Satan. I am coming to the idea that we are in an especially Satan inspired age and, you won't be surprised, I think materialism is his venue of corruption.

  2. "The Gospels say, of any act of judgment: judge not, lest ye be judged."

    What they go on to say is that by that judgment by which we judge, we shall be judged, which I think is the meaning of the shorter, introductory statement.

    It is, I suppose, a pet peeve of mine to have "judge not" used to suggest that we are absolutely forbidden to pass any judgment. It is a judgment to say that the rich should care for the poor, and a correct one, and one, I think, that cannot be proclaimed too often--even if it is a judgment that, as I make it, tends to judge me as well, as I am richer than many.

    But to believe that "judge not" means we must absolutely shut up about others' transgressions and failings and cruelties--then we could say very little about the abuses that cry out to heaven for remedy. We should decry them, with the proviso, of course, that we ourselves are subject to the same judgment by which we judge others. It is a dangerous business.

    P.S. I received the package December 24, and I and la familia have been enjoying it ever since. Muchas gracias!!