February 10, 2015

How Easily We Judged

This is a re-post. This article originally appeared on another blog on Feb. 02, 2014. This is re-posted for sentimental reasons.

Recently, the Philippines was shocked by the news about actor/singer/dancer/host Vhong Navarro being beaten black and blue by a group of men led by businessman Cedric Lee, friend to model Deniece Cornejo who accused the actor of attempted rape.
Photos of black eyed Vhong flooded Facebook followed by various comments mostly of support for the popular actor. In just a few days, the story about ‘the mauling’ and ‘the raping’ were the primary topics in social media as people express their opinions on the three people involved.
Rapist’ (to Vhong) and ‘deserves to be raped’ to Deniece were among the comments I had the misfortune of laying my eyes to. I started to avoid any news or comments about the incident since then.
Funny how some people jump at the first opportunity to judge others, insisting that they are entitled to their own opinions. But they don’t seem stating opinions to me, they sound more like passing judgment. It just shows how lowly people think of others which follows that they think highly of themselves.
Are we really that blind to our own mistakes? How can we call someone a rapist when we weren’t even sure if he did it? And who are we to decide who deserves what?
Let’s not forget EVER..
Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you.” (Matthew 7:1)

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