Hypocrisy

Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?

violenceThe 7 sins are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.

They should add hypocrisy to this list. Just recently I have come across several people who I could generously even call friends who have shown this trait. They shout and cry about the injustices and cruelty in other countries but when something happens in their own country they very conveniently ignore it. It’s very easy to voice support for popular causes but not so easy for the less popular ones.

If people showed concern for humanity they would voice their concern when any person was persecuted regardless of their religion, nationality or gender. If they object only to what a certain country or race is doing to another and not to what is happening in their own country or elsewhere then they are probably just racist.

“For the powerful (and hypocrite), crimes are those that others commit.”

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