03 August 2015

Miscellaneous Musing #73

Anti-religious fanatics and other unbelievers often make the accusation that the Church is full of “hypocrites”; sadly, even Christians often misuse the word in such a way so as to seem to confirm this opinion, and so a correction needs to be made.  A true hypocrite is someone who pretends to be better than others for the feeling of superiority that it gives him to do so.  Earnestly but unsuccessfully endeavoring to live up to one’s ideals is not hypocrisy; it is merely being a fallible member of the fallen human race.