When is it ok to be judgmental?

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    When is it ok to judge others based on their words and deeds?

    I do it. You do it. Everyone does it.

    Yet sometimes we'll tell others they're wrong for being judgmental (ironically judging them in doing so).

    So when is it ok to be judgmental, and when is it not ok?
     
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    One should always be judgemental of others.
    It is how we keep from running with the wrong crowd and getting taken advantage of.

    Now if you speak of the biblical aspect.
    You should still be judgemental as above, however it is not your place to judge if another is going to hell, etc or not.

    Only fools do not judge others.
     
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    We are always judgemental, the question is how we act on it.

    Wagging your finger isn't cool.
     
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    How about just one finger held rigid and erect?
     
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    It's a good question. I think often people confuse using objective judgment and the more harsh definition that tends toward sticking your nose in someone else's business.

    It's the same with discrimination and discriminating taste.
     
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    Exactly.

    I can allow people to live their lives as they please all while judging there choices to be good or bad.

    It's the old definition of tolerance where one puts up with others and minds his own business not the new definition of tolerance that seem to demand embracing the lifestyles and choices of others
     
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    So it's always ok?
     
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    Yep, you just do not have to act judgemental or gossip about your judgements.
    Like on political boards? ;)
     
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    Did you mean to ask.....When is it OK to be critical...?
     
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    Are you being judgmental? :eusa_whistle:
     

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