How do you overlook hypocrisy?
I have friends that claim to be religious. For the most part, they are Christian or consider themselves Born Again. They preach straight from the Bible, point out scriptures for just about everything, yet they are the first to go against what they preach.
They preach of having respect, yet condone and more over encourage disrespectful behavior and insulting behavior against others.
They preach of God's love, yet allow others hateful words and images to fill the ears and eyes of those around them.
Can you be a follower of Christ and NOT speak up for what is unjust, even if it is something simple?
What if you speak up sometimes, for some people, and not for others? What if you invoke the power you have for what you believe in against your enemies, and not among your own followers?
It's hard for me to not let this bother me, but when I hear what they say they believe, and their actions do not go hand-in-hand with their beliefs, it angers me.
Any thoughts to help me?