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Attempting to obey God and follow Jesus Christ our Lord

loopyloo305:

This is a very sad and sickening look into the rationale for killing babies and getting rid of those that some think do not fit into their idea of worthy life. The culture of death in this county is growing by leaps and bounds and is no longer hidden behind doors. God forgive them!

Originally posted on Citizen Tom:

the man behind the mask

Why is the term “hypocrite” considered such a vile insult? Jesus condemned the Pharisees in Matthew 23 as hypocrites.

hypocrite

n : a person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not  hold [syn: dissembler, phony, phoney, pretender]

Here is the origin of the term.

 hypocrisy (n.)

c.1200, ipocrisie, from O.Fr. ypocrisie, from L.L. hypocrisis, from Gk. hypokrisis “acting on the stage, pretense,” from hypokrinesthai “play a part, pretend,” also “answer,” from hypo- “under” (see sub-) + middle voice of krinein “to sift, decide” (see crisis). The sense evolution in Attic Greek is from “separate gradually” to “answer” to “answer a fellow actor on stage” to “play a part.” The h- was restored in English 16c.

Hypocrisy is the art of affecting qualities for the purpose of pretending to an undeserved virtue. Because individuals and institutions and societies most often live down to the suspicions about them, hypocrisy and its accompanying equivocations underpin the conduct of…

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2 responses

  1. Thank you for the reblog.

    January 11, 2013 at 1:00 am

    • You are most welcome my friend!

      January 11, 2013 at 1:46 am

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