I am a firm believer in the idea of freedom; in that, it is an idea we have bent and abused over the years. None more so than the era we live in, instant gratification is the order of the day. Maybe this is due to the internet; people find quotes to justify stupid and messed up behavior rather than owning up and fixing it or try to change.
Even worse for those who try to call people out on it or call out your BS (excuse my french). You either are told you are pained, hating or judging. They take it a step further quoting the bible, a book to govern and guide people in living right and just. They say “Judge not, that ye be not judged” (Matthew 7:1) or the even more popular “Nobody holy pass”. These quotes are used to tolerate irrational behaviors which we are then forced to endure.
For the mere presence of law, there can be no complete freedom. Which means the “do not judge” is interpreted out of context.
“…is not a wise man among you, no, not one, who shall be able to judge between his brethren?” (1 corinthians 6:5) This goes to show that sofar the statement, verdict or reproach is made of a clear and objective mind, it is indeed accepted and in some cases needed. If laws were made by sentiments and emotions the society would be in chaos.
Humans are emotional beings and as good as that could be; most of the negative actions are also borne from the same emotions, which is why the law though not perfect stands to curb our excesses.
So when someone tries to emotionally blackmail you with “do not judge”. Look them in the eyes and say “we all do, as much as we’d like to deny it. At least mine is from a place of love”.
(Ps, this is not a license to go around judging people all willy nilly; as I am also a firm believer of mind your business. You are also only allowed to quote me if it is indeed a fair observation).