Answer only the questions you wish to answer, and elaborate on any items you care to elaborate on, but please be honest (with us and with yourself) when answering. If you can't be honest, please just skip this question.
Also, when I say "beliefs" in the questions below, I mean for this to include whatever your religious/spiritual belief (or lack of belief) may be. I'm not focusing on any one religion, so if the question isn't quite phrased to fit your situation, just adjust it as you see fit in your answer.
Do you judge people based on their beliefs regardless of their actions?
For example, if all you know about two people is their beliefs, and that they both did an identical good deed (eg. helped someone change a flat tire), would you be more inclined to feel that the one who shares the same belief as you is a "better person" than the one who believes something different?
Do you take a person's beliefs into consideration when judging their actions?
For example, if a person swears while speaking, and their religion forbids it, would you judge that person more harshly than a person whose belief system says nothing about it one way or another? Does it make a difference if that person claims to follow the same beliefs as you?
How do you feel about being judged by others based solely on your beliefs?
Does it make a difference if the judgment is made by someone who fully understands your beliefs/religion versus someone who holds incorrect preconceived ideas about it?
How do you feel about being judged by others based on your actions?
Assume they passed judgment without knowing your beliefs. How would you feel if their opinion of you changed (for better or worse) for no other reason than they discovered what system of belief you follow?
Does a person's opinion of you matter more or less to you if they share your system of belief; if they hold different (or even opposing beliefs); if their beliefs are unknown to you?
As I said above... be honest. Your religion may say it's wrong to pass judgment on others, but everyone does it in one form or another, so don't even try to say that you "never judge others". It may be as simple as the first impression a person makes, or as complex as the opinion you have formed of someone you have known for years, but it's still a type of judgment you have made of another person.
Also I'd rather not have this turn into a big debate over semantics between words like "opinion", "judgment", "impression", etc. So if you insist on tring to say something like: "Of course I naturally form opinions of others, but I would never judge anyone", just consider your answer already down-voted and dismissed as irrelevant to this discussion.
Answer by Musicmom80 at 3:25 PM on May. 16, 2011
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