You may have heard that one of the features of the much maligned mythical Hell (don’t try to say that three times fast, you may hurt your tongue) entails the dreaded Passing of Judgment. This most fearsome of terms can bring shivers to the spine of a properly indoctrinated child, and downright chills to someone a little older who’s managed to bury him or herself knee deep in the fun, err, pain of a life of sin. Any good (insert Fear Organization of Choice [FOC hereafter] here) can tell you, being judged is a terrible and awful thing to be avoided at all costs. In fact, it’s so fearsome and terrible a thing that you’re not even meant to do it yourself, lest ye be judged. This leads to all sorts of excuses for not bothering to think, and can in fact lead to a sort of intellectual paralysis among those for whom the words truly do grip their innermost gonads.
Well, we’re not afraid of judgment here, and in fact we encourage it, which is why we’ve introduced our brand new Ratings system…plugin…that we downloaded for free.
So go ahead and judge away: That guy’s too fat; that girl’s too ugly; Aunt Hilda’s nose hair reminds me of an overgrown fern; Sony sucks donkey nards; Jason’s poems are like crap smeared on a wall. Feel free to go to town and have fun with it! We know that life is full of judgments of all sorts, some of them unfair, others deserved, but all in all–part and parcel of being the kind of animal with a Reason-equipped Brain.
And next time somebody tells you “Judge not, lest ye be judged“, smile kindly and say in your best faux-Russian accent in honor of the late, great Ayn Rand: “Judge, and be prepared to be judged“.