Wrestling with judgement

  • I cannot bear myself to judge others’ actions as morally wrong or to condemn them. I prefer to think of everything as a product of circumstances and genetics, and have sympathy and understanding for perpetrators.
  • Rebecca McLaughlin in Confronting Christianity argues that you can’t have it both ways — either our actions are externally influenced and determined (in which case we don't deserve praise for morally good actions as much as we don’t deserve condemnation for morally bad ones) or we are morally culpable beings
    • I don’t know about this… how does mental illness fall into thiscategory?