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Ironic Contradictions

I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.

On Life and Judgement

I listen to all sorts of different bands. My music taste is as eclectic as my taste in books and films. That is: I have one genre or two I love but will listen to everything and anything! But I listen to a lot of bands in the alternative genre, and a couple of the bands I love are in or have worked in the Christian music section of the industry. So it interested me to read this particular post: http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/userprofile_blogsinglepost.php?blog_id=12536&user_id=8571

The point in the article seemed to me to be this: we can't really know someone so don't judge them. As pointed out in the comments, when the Bible says 'don't judge' it's talking about the judge that we understand today. When it says to judge fellow Christians it's a different word meaning - more like a lovingly counsel them and basically say 'hey I don't think your behaviour is fitting of your beliefs.' But at the end of the day the point stands that I don't know what's going on in someone's head or mind or so on. 


I can generally look at people and know if they're going through a tough time. I generally work out secrets and emotions linked to people by careful observation (and on the flip-side I consider myself decent at hiding my own if I wish to). However, that all said I can never fully understand someone. I can empathise, but I am not in their shoes to be able to say 'they are this or this'. We too easily like to categorise people, rather than saying 'they're my friend, or they are a fellow person and that's the only categorisation I need.'


Aside from those thoughts, I really have a video to edit for a friend, an essay to start for tomorrow (procrastination - don't do it kids!)  and a father's day to continue to celebrate for my Dad. Today I was reminded about how much my father has positively defined who I am as a man and hopefully he continues to do so! Anyway I also got instagram so if any of you use that and like following more people: http://instagram.com/jonathanterrington22
Yes there may be several selfies popping up in the future alongside anything I'm visiting around the city but hey, it's all good fun right?

Catch you next time or in the comments section :)