When I thing of the phrase “willing blindness” what comes to mind is a person who knows a situation is not good but yet they get involves anyways or can see someone doing something wrong or going down the wrong path and yet they turn the other cheek. We see this all too much today, and too me it just ain’t right. Back in the old days neighbors use to look out for one another kids , even spank they kids when they were caught doing something wrong. Now you see more of people with the mind frame that if it ain’t my kids acting up or stealing then I am not saying anything. Another example that comes to mind is these women when they dates these men that for starters cheat on their old girlfriend to be with them and think that they in return are gonna be faithful and won’t do the same thing to them. These women are willingly being blind. If they date someone who doesn’t take care of their own kids and then has a baby by them, themselves and receives the same results, that is being willingly blind.
It is my personal opinion that this is really a touchy subject, because it is my belief that no one only God can judge someone, and when you start to call someone a hypocrite in terms of religion then on that not note one needs to point the finger at themselves. However it doesn’t mean that it don’t exists. Everyone has a different Holy walk, and too many times you find that people take the bible and turn it into something that suits them and their life styles. I have been the victim of that. I am young and I still like to date and hangout, I have friends that have totally cut that out of their lives for religious purposes, no dating no nothing. Inn terms they like to make me feel bad because I am not where they are with my religion, I am not ready to cut that out of my life. As soon as someone who comes around catches their attention, they are all in. So this might mean being a hypocrite, but to me it means that God has a lot of work todo on us all. As soon as I start calling them out on their imperfections then it makes me a hypocrite too. I believe my walk is my walk and theirs is theirs and what God has for me I will get to that point in due time. I don’t think there is straddling the fence when it comes to God, because when he wants something removed out of your life it will be removed by any means.
My view on this would be that, so many people are so quick to judge but not quick to point the finger toward themselves. Religion by itself is a very touchy subject but to go into a topic on hypocrisy is crazy because everyone has a different walk and journey when it comes to religion. People have their own battles and demons that God, I believe works with them on. I can’t call sister Annie May a hypocrite because she goes to the club on Saturday but in church on Sunday. Cause God says come as you are and also not to judge.