Friday, May 12, 2017

Phallic Friday - hypocrites

You know what riles me up more than anything else in the world? 

Those who say one thing, often with so much power and conviction, yet go right on out and do the opposite. Often hiding it, hoping no one will ever know.

A while back, someone abused me for 'writing that shit', and their tone, words, and judgement really hurt me. I was shocked at how much it hurt. Now, I find out that the person who was so quick to judge me for writing about sex, and so horrified that I would write such shit, has been caught having sex where they shouldn't. And do you know what? In many circumstances, I'd be supportive and non-judgemental...but in this case, wow, I was so furious, I shocked myself.

When someone is exposed as a hypocrite, my fury knows no bounds. I'm not sure why this is. Sometimes you're passionate about something that's a character flaw in yourself, so maybe that's the issue, even if I hope not.

It has to do with my upbringing in a religious family and wider community, and my questioning nature. Those things were bound to clash!

I'm not outwardly rebellious or confrontational...I'm more likely to walk away and ignore something I'm not happy about. There is my character flaw regarding hypocrisy - I should stand and fight, yet I don't. Often I don't have the mental energy to bang my head against a brick wall trying to change people's opinions. Often I just don't want to get into an argument that is unlikely to be resolved. But anyway... back to religion and questions...

I don't have a 'blind faith' that is so often required in religions. I have a questioning mind, so I want to know how and why and what and who. I want logic in answers. I want to understand. 

Being logical means I want to see people do what they say they believe. I want examples of their Christianity, or their beliefs.

Too often I was let down. Most people can't explain their faith.  And so many with a blind faith, do so without actions reflecting their beliefs. They sprout forth platitudes e.g. we should help the poor, and yet they live in luxury without caring that the city has homeless people, let alone their church community has people struggling to feed their kids.

And so, hypocrisy brings me to hot, I stun myself into shame.


  1. I hate hypocrisy too, but the good thing is, I reckon most hypocrites get outed - just as this person seems to have been.

    1. It's like fate has it in for them, or something!

      Cate xox