Faith without works is dead. (Saint James)
Believing something is nothing without the corresponding action. James says that even the devil believes. The problem is in the deed. The deed.
Add on top of the belief the talk of the belief without the action… that’s even more diabolical. It’s a false boast in the nothing. It is a beautiful façade attempting to conceal the falsity of the nothing.
Because without the corresponding deed the talk about the nothing is pretension. To say one thing while doing another exposes the hypocrisy. One might believe their belief is admirable and therefore boast about it. But this only publishes the lie.
Anyone with any discernment will detect this. It is very very simple: if we say one thing but do another, proclaim one thing but practice another, promise one thing but legislate another… then we are lying. Plain and simple.
So if we say that our slaves are equal but still overwork them, own them, mistreat them, and grossly underpay them, then we still deep down believe in, endorse, support and promote slavery. If we say women should share power but they don’t, then our words are nothing more than peacock feathers. If we say that gays are equal but refuse them equal opportunity, block them from leadership, withhold certain privileges, and restrict their voice, then we unveil our true beliefs of inequality and injustice.In other words, unless our beliefs form policies that stimulate justice, then they aren’t real. They are nothing.
*My cartoon is an older one from a couple of years ago.
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