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The Perils of prejudicial Judgmental-ism based on False Beliefs and Personal Opinions
False beliefs and personal opinions
Does logic rule?
Or do false beliefs and/or personal opinions?
It's all about taking responsibility for one's own actions.
Does good or evil control our life?
Does God forgive those who sin in His name?
Does God really condone hatred and malicious behaviors?
Perhaps the answers to these questions are also personal opinions when they should be universal truths.
The perils of "judgmental-ism"
Will we take personal responsibility, or be held accountable, for our actions?
Yes, we are ALL entitled to our own beliefs and opinions.
But, that statement has a dire caveat (a warning enjoining one from certain acts, or practices) or (an explanation to prevent misinterpretation).
One's opinions and/or beliefs are not harmful within themselves, but rather the consequences of acting upon those opinions/beliefs, ARE indeed detrimental to others, and to ourselves.
Here's the "rub" (to cause discontent, irritation, anger, chafing, something that mars serenity) that interferes with the life journey of another person; all of which, forever alter their future from what "should have been":
A simple example that most will be able to understand:
A medical treatment facility, somewhere in the U.S.A.
The Cast of Characters:
Doctors, nurses, patients, family of patients, auxiliary staff, and administrators.
One nurse with the unusual ability to accurately diagnose a patient's condition or disease. (being able to detect cancer by the smell of the patient - or rather detecting the odor of cancer within a patient). This uncanny ability has shortened the diagnostic period of the "ruling out" process used by most doctors when the cause of the disease is not immediately evident..
This nurse saved time, money and patients' lives, and helped to ease their fear and anguish, by this "gift" that she was given.
When this ability became known by the other staff members there was an array of reactions and accusatory comments made:
- lucky guesses
- trying to make others nurses "look bad"
- lying with lucky guesses
- just plain 'evil'
- sucking up to doctors
- trying to get ahead faster than others
- and simply hatred by some for possessing a gift that they did not have.
Consequences of One's Actions:
The stage is set, actors in place, the plot is uncovered, and consequential actions begin that can never be reversed.
One nurse with nothing but jealousy in her heart, and hatred for the fact that a "newer" nurse was "upstaging" her in front of other nurses, physicians and administration; formed her "beliefs" and "opinions" based on the perceived 'harm' being done to her personally.
She set out to destroy this person. Her arsenal was filled with hatred and started untruthful rumors of an 'unsavory' life style in her enemy's private life. Then the allegations of 'drug abuse', stealing medications, missing narcotics that she herself removed from the patients of this nurse, and turning other staff members against her by suggesting she is undermining other employees to get ahead, and more...
The allegations, innuendos and lies were all investigated and deemed to be unfounded. However, the "reputation" of the 'diagnostically gifted' nurse was soon tarnished and even the physicians started resenting her for "upstaging" them.
"Administration" decided to let this nurse go because she was bringing notoriety and 'bad' publicity to the facility. Thus she was terminated without any just cause.
Far reaching negative consequences
Now, this story is true, but it does not end here.
The farther reaching consequences of bad decisions based on personal beliefs, opinions, and judgmental-ism:
After this nurse was 'dismissed' from the staff of this facility, the death rate rose noticeably over the next couple of years. And that nurse never used her gift again for fear of a repeated attack by others.
The countless lives affected by misdiagnosing, delays in treatment due to that old familiar medical process of "ruling things out" to find the cause of a patient's disorder, were a direct result of those who chose to act on their unfounded "beliefs" and "opinions".
Causing harm to another person not only impacts on the person we destroy, but all others surrounding that person that we chose to judge and ''execute'' based on our personal flawed opinions and beliefs.
When we destroy the life of someone we dislike, and state that we are doing it all in the name of a God, or a religion, that tells us to do so; does this then, exonerate the executioner of pain and misery inflicted on the victims and the collateral damages to all others subsequently affected by those hateful actions?
Reality and logic dictates not.
Who will judge the judges
Will God thank us by providing a special place in Heaven for our hateful actions done in His name?
Are those perpetrators subject to any type of accountability for the harm they cause to another person they feel they have the right to, (under their religious umbrellas), - as well as all the future collateral lives of pain and suffering their actions will have caused as well?
Another example of this premise of believing we have the right to act upon our personal beliefs, opinions, and judgmental-ism is playing itself out on our world stage today
(And all in the name of God or Good versus Evil?) :
AFER (American Foundation for Equal Rights) [representing Concept of GOOD]
- Read AFER’s Powerful Supreme Court Brief | American Foundation for Equal Rights
AFER is the sole sponsor of the federal court challenge to California's Proposition 8. After bringing together Theodore B. Olson and David Boies to lead its legal team, AFER successfully advanced the case through Federal District Court and the Ninth
NOM (National Organization for Marriage) [representing concept of EVIL]
Will you be on the side of opinion-ism, false beliefs, and judgmental-ism, or on the side of love, tolerance, decency, justice and equality.?
Remember that our actions have a far outreaching effect on many innocent lives that are more important than our personal satisfaction of falsely "doing God's Will", based on ignorance and superstition.
by: d.william 02/24/13
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