Hypocrisy and Following

The ever insightful Garfoose on his own hypocrisy and tendency to judge. Or, shall I say, OUR own hypocrisy…. The whole sets the context, this the conclusion:

I’m saying that generating an opinion, then flinging it into cyberspace in no way qualifies us as competent believers, nor does it justify our lack of action. In the ancient world, you could agree with someone’s teachings on a subject. Doing so, however, did no make you a follower. To be called a follower of a teacher—rabbi, philosopher, priest, etc…—you had to commit your life to the imitation of their teaching. In other words, you actually had to follow it. In the modern world, apparently you just have to agree with a teacher, and know the material well enough to point out how someone else is screwing it up. No wonder Gandhi said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”