She says it is the hypocrisy she hates.

That is a dangerous statement, because we are all hypocrites though we rarely see our own. Hypocrisy is a fear of the grey. We try and define life as black and white. We fight to make it black and white because it makes it easy to believe in, but we slip into the grey automatically and become hypocrites. Does that make sense? Do you see? We want to be able to define the world.

One of my favorite conundrums is why the pro-life community often believes in the death penalty. Or why the pro-marijuana people believe in legalizing drugs, but then are against legal guns. Their belief is that legalizing drugs will make them less prolific on the streets, but then why the belief that making guns illegal will make them less available? I have little idea why pro-life people can believe in death.

People are drawn to defining their beliefs in black and white so they can easily proselytize others to their belief, but then those people run into the fact that the grey always creeps in as black and white paint placed too close on a pallet will mingle.

It would be nice for me to say that a moderate person would have a good grasp of the grey, but that is not true either. The truth is, this would cannot be defined. It is malleable, plastic. It changes as we change. There is suggested evidence that the more we observe things, the more they change. If you believe in God, would that lead you to believe he is a trickster? I like to think that. I like to think he created us to be curious, and then gave us the ultimate puzzle. But then there I go defining again.

About cherithh

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working with people suffering from the effects of trauma for the past 9 years and I love to help people overcome their past and build a new life. This blog is a place to log in some of the reflections and tools that come about from my practice and my own life.
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