So there was a protest in Melbourne today that turned violent.
It was an anti racism protest: which sounds great. I support a non-racist worldview. But it turned violent when the protest clashed with an anti Islam protest…..
Now what I find ironic is what a man from the anti racist protest said on the 5pm SkyNews (31st May 2015): “We are here to protest against people who hate people who are different to them.”
Yet he missed the fact that they were hating on the anti Islamic protestors: clearly people who were different to them. I really don’t understand how people don’t see the irony or even the hypocrisy of what they are saying.
It’s like people who accuse me of being judgmental on social media. I always make comment that by pointing out my apparent judgmental stance: aren’t they being judgmental toward me? They fail to see the irony.
Similar to those who subscribe to the Doctrine of Tolerance. Again I have come across people who passionately preach this doctrine, saying that I, as a Christian and as a Pastor should be more tolerant….But then I ask them, shouldn’t they, as passionate believers of tolerance, tolerate me, even though they see me as intolerant?
I never get clear answers.
Anyway, that’s my musing for this afternoon.