Chair's Husband Shares Advice On Twitter

Chair Jane Michael with husband Barry Michael

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  1. I am so ashamed that this a catholic.

    1. You would not be alone in your sentiments. When people are granted a public privledge or are closely associated with it, some seem unable to cope with the public expectations.

  2. To the prior comment, a person's faith is not something that can simply be judged at face. The public privelege of the internet has no relation to a person's relationship with the Lord. One should not judge, as it is solely the right of the creator to judge the actions of beings. More simply put, as it is written in Matthew 7: 1-5 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.". I advocate practicing what you have intended to preach and appreciate catholicism for what it is as a whole and not just picking and choosing sections when it benefits you.

  3. Thanks for the Catholic perspective. Matthew 7:1-5 is not a moratorium on all judgment. A judgment free life is impossible. As a for instance, how would it be if there was never any news on people who stand for election in our society? How would you know who to vote for? If you have voted you have judged someone.

  4. The judgement you refer to is one of personal character, and the example you refer to should not be one of personal character but one of qualification and merit for the position to be filled by the elected. I also did not say that the verse referenced was one to describe all judgement. However, there are countless other examples on how we do not posses the right to judge character. There is a difference between using knowledge of the needs of the represented to assess the candidates when fufilling a right to vote and choosing who is to be elected based on the personal qualities of those runnning for the position.

  5. Well lets hope Mike Duffy never stands for election. Loads of qualifications and merit, a bit short on character though. Looks like the difference between you and I is that I would judge him on character, as well as qualifications and merit where you are prohibited by your religion from considering character.


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