Why are religious people often judgemental?

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I believe in God and Jesus. For a faith that says judge lest ye not be judged, they can be very presuming, christians. I just left church( I like to sit in empty church, don't go to services) and got one of the snottiest, most suspicious and judgemental looks I'd ever gotten from someone coming in. Apparently English churches have the English class system? Interestingly have not found this in my Catholic church with a more foreign contingent. It is a church of St Andrew does this mean it's more Presbyterian/protestant and judgemental?Is it an English thing or what?
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I've had more of Christians judging. It might offend but it's true. Not Catholic church though. I actually meant some Christians not the religious. So apologies I didn't write that.
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Quite a few churches have either a very insular mindset that leads them to believe that they alone have a monopoly on virtue.
I've seen this within a variety of catholic, protestant and fringe non-denominational churches.
Many churches or fringe sects have hitched their faith to a very harsh fire&brimstone brand of theology, often connected to scriptural infallibility or biblical inerrancy.
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Why are you so judgmental? Why do you think religious folks must be judgmental?
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Prejudice
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Religion teaches people what to think. Not how to think for themselves.
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(Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
I believe in God and Jesus. For a faith that says judge lest ye not be judged, they can be very presuming, christians. I just left church( I like to sit in empty church, don't go to services) and got one of the snottiest, most suspicious and judgemental looks I'd ever gotten from someone coming in. Apparently English churches have the English class system? Interestingly have not found this in my Catholic church with a more foreign contingent. It is a church of St Andrew does this mean it's more Presbyterian/protestant and judgemental?Is it an English thing or what?
Don't judge all English churches by the one you visited!

Visit us and you will be welcomed, quite possibly by someone from another country!
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I also have that same question, every Christian I’ve met has been very judgmental and thinks everything is a sin
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(Original post by fellowweebhere)
I also have that same question, every Christian I’ve met has been very judgmental and thinks everything is a sin
There are plenty of TSR users who are very friendly, are not judgemental or fanatical about religion and have zero enthusiasm for the 'fire&brimstone' interpretation of christianity.
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Being religious is in the spirit "us vs them" and judging others is pretty much the whole thing.
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From tonight's talk:

"You don't need a parachute to go skydiving,
you need a parachute go skydiving twice.
. . . . you don't need God to live,
you need God to live forever."
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(Original post by londonmyst)
There are plenty of TSR users who are very friendly, are not judgemental or fanatical about religion and have zero enthusiasm for the 'fire&brimstone' interpretation of christianity.
Yes I know, I mean irl where I’m from. (:
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I think this judgemental thing is two parts.

1. being judgemental is a societal and human trait. exists outside religios just as there are non judgemental religios (&non-religious). we have two tendencies that contradict each other - feed one and the other shrinks. forming a greater habit. in this case being judgemental. I think its a part of our desires to create us vs them groups. some call it tribalism but I see it in individualism too becuase everyone compares them selves to others. sometimes this creates jealousy or other unhealthy reactions.

2. unfrotunately this means its everywhere. I am catholic and was surprised to hear another person's take on their experience at my parish. I been there since a kid and never experienced the same situation. sometimes we just suck at communicating too though. what we say is not always the same thing that is heard. or vise versa. so the second part is issues in communication.
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(Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
I believe in God and Jesus. For a faith that says judge lest ye not be judged, they can be very presuming, christians. I just left church( I like to sit in empty church, don't go to services) and got one of the snottiest, most suspicious and judgemental looks I'd ever gotten from someone coming in. Apparently English churches have the English class system? Interestingly have not found this in my Catholic church with a more foreign contingent. It is a church of St Andrew does this mean it's more Presbyterian/protestant and judgemental?Is it an English thing or what?
The Scottish episcopal I go to is very friendly. Idk if that’s just a Scottish thing or more liberal thing but I get what you mean about some kinds of Christians being judgy
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I haven't seen this sort of snobbiness at any of the churches I've been to.

Snobby Christians do exist but they're very much in the minority.
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Because they think they are saints for being believers. So they think that they can judge others.
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