But the question is, “Has the enlightened mind of the 21st century individual changed the way we see others?”
Not a chance!
Here a few examples of what I would call 21st century superficial judging characteristics (feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments…that’s if you can even think of a quasi-new way we judge people):
- making a judgment based on the age of someone’s cell phone (remember when it was cooler to have a smaller phone?)
- making a judgment based on whether or not an individual (or business) has a Facebook or Twitter account
- making a judgment based on the main source of our news information (Fox vs CNN)
- making a judgment based on the size of our “carbon footprint”
- making a judgment based on someone’s Health-care provider
The above examples are just another reason why the 21st century would do well to heed a wise admonition spoken so poignantly in the “old, outdated and ancient” 1st century by a teacher who knew what it was like to be judged on a superficial basis.
“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” (John 7:27)