YUP I AM TALKING TO YOU!!!!
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THERIGWIN, I AM NOT A HYPOCRITE.....
Now that I have got your attention, I want to talk to you about hypocrites. This is a wow and moral and religous based blog today, so read at your own risk....
Ok, now that we have scared away all those that are not serious about this blog, when we talk about a Hypocrite, what are we talking about?
The word hypocrite is a greek word that deals with the actors. Now we get into some of these fun Biblical facts that helps shape our modern society and language.
We all know that Jesus was trained to be a carpenter and until his ministry at age 30, he probably was practicing this trade. Now in our modern idea of carpentry we think of things like cabinets, chairs, pretty furniture.
What we should really think of is that carpenters were more like your general contractors, building structures, houses, theaters....
Did I say theaters? Yup I did. In fact, there was a theater built very close to Nazareth. And Jesus being a carpenter, probably help build it. This is something we don't think about with that culture is that it was integrated into Greco-Roman Society. That includes Greek Theater....
Now a Greek actor was known as a hypokrites. Notice how it looks like the word hypocrite? Now greek actors would have this big masks that displayed an emotion and they would shout out that emotion for all to see.
The culture knew all of this.
So when Jesus talks about not being like the hypocrites the Pharisees who act very religious, the people understood what he was talking about. Not to be like the actors portraying a role that was fake.
So back to my first part of this blog....
We all are hypocrites when we play World of Warcraft. Because we can hide behind an avatar and not be ourselves.
The true test of character, is removing that mask, becoming real to the people you play with. Building friendships and depending on them as family. Then there is no hypocrisy for us that play this game, but a true community.
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