How much to judge?

In process of growth the acorn is not better then oak, because what does it do? It produces acorns.

--Alan Watts

How much to judge?

No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same.

For when man opposes the limitations of nature, when as a human being he "takes a stand" on them, when he ceases to be subjugated and blindly obedient to the constraints imposed by the biological factor (race), the sociological factor (class), or the psychological factor (characterological type) - only then can he be judged morally.

In striking and conscious contrast to pagan thought, it is held that a man can be ethically judged only where he is free to decide and to act responsibly; he is not to be judged where he is no longer free.

--Viktor E. Frank

How much to judge?

Mk 4:24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

Jn 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.


How much to judge?

My point is - don't judge. No person on earth should be judged by another. Nobody can say whether what someone else does is "good" or "evil." That said, yes, you can scrutinize a person's actions, weigh them in your mind, and determine whether the deeds themselves are good or evil, but you cannot judge the person.

Judge yourself as you want - that's between you and God or your spiritual director - but leave others alone.

--unknown source