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Do You Practice What You Preach?

  1. CrescentSkies profile image89
    CrescentSkiesposted 5 years ago

    Do You Practice What You Preach?

    I've always found it ironic that certain (emphasis on certain) religious people will tell me about how disrespectful I'm being to their faith (at one point I was just talking about evolution) and then spend the next few minutes bashing my lack of faith. I, naturally, didn't miss out on the opportunity to tell these creeps that they're going to hell for hypocrisy (which is against almost every religion in the world)...
    But I came to wonder, do you guys feel like you practice what you preach?

  2. taburkett profile image60
    taburkettposted 5 years ago

    us guys - do possess compassion for your lack of comprehension.
    I pray everyday for your eyes to be opened to the greatness of the creator.
    But, I came to wonder - will you guys ever stop harrassing those who have chosen the path of righteousness?

    1. CrescentSkies profile image89
      CrescentSkiesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Translation: atheists are blind and close minded but I wonder when they'll stop harassing people who follow my own beliefs. Hypocrisy. If god exists I doubt you'll get in unless you plead forgiveness for that one.

  3. Mike Marks profile image75
    Mike Marksposted 5 years ago

    I consider what love would do in every situation, I practice empathy and sympathy and compassion and identification, kindness, I notice some one alone in the corner and try to make them feel welcome to the group, I recently gave my good leather coat away to a homeless man in cold weather because it was all I had with me though I was sorry I didn't have my cheaper denium jacket with me to give away instead since I can hardly afford to replace the leather, I don't give physical pain to animals, fish, birds, or people, I avoid harming bugs... but I don't claim to be a good person.  It takes more than that to equal the good deeds that some people do, people who cripple or disfigure themselves to save others, people who spend years of their own lives laboring in the mud to help a community, if such people are labeled good people, then I can only label myself a lukewarm person because I can not put myself in their catagory... I think too many people consider themselves a good person because they dropped a couple of bucks on a homeless person and cried when they accidentally ran over a bunny... it takes a bit more than that, it takes a bit more than simply being not a bad person.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I "STRIVE" daily to do what is pleasing to God. Do I fail? Of course. Am I still saved by the grace of God? Of course. My soul is what is saved for eternity, not this flesh that will continue to sin as long as I am breathing. Anyone who says they can go through the day without sinning is lying to themselves. God knew this all to well. That's why he sent Jesus Christ to burden all sin for mankind.

    1. duffsmom profile image59
      duffsmomposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well said, JT....thank you.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  5. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    I think practicing what you preach is very difficult given our complex times.  However, I do try to practice what I preach, but I never preach religion.  I don't think it is my place to do so.  To me, being religious means doing the best you can to live a moral and ethical life, not forcing your views down other people's throats.

  6. Seek-n-Find profile image88
    Seek-n-Findposted 5 years ago

    Yes!  And if I fail, I acknowledge it, ask for forgiveness, and position myself to do right once again.  I VERY much hate hypocrisy.  It goes along very well with judgement.  Both are wrong.  We can disagree with others but it should be done with mutual respect and in love.  What you speak of is, I think, on of the biggest things that turns people off to certain religions.  I think God is grieved over this--this is not representing who He is at all.  Good question!

  7. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I came here planning my answer then read JT's answer and I cannot say it any better than he did.  So ditto on JThomp42's answer.

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    Deepes Mindposted 5 years ago

    I try to practice what I preach.. I don't always get it right, But I try..

  9. Ann810 profile image81
    Ann810posted 5 years ago

    I mostly practice what I preach; first I think it, then say it, and my action follow. Getting the actions to follow the positive things I say and do is a daily exercise, but that is how people can developed good habits.

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