"When the people around you aren’t real people, you can treat them however you want.
In Matthew 5:22, Jesus Christ pronounces harsh judgments against “anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca.’” Raca is an Aramaic insult that translates as “empty.” Some scholars interpret its meaning as something like “empty-head” or “dummy,” but in a recent sermon, the Anglican minister Ethan Magness suggested that raca could be a way of suggesting that the person is an “empty vessel” whose “humanity has been diminished to nothing.” In other words, an NPC.
The contrarians who share NPC memes would do well to consider the extent to which they themselves repeat ideas they’ve overheard. Blind, uncritical parroting is always annoying..."
5:22 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s ... ersion=NIV
What a great post..!
Indeed, reducing someone to an NPC eliminates all love and/or compassion for the person.
It really seems sometimes like the ‘divide and rule’ strategy is being executed lately on a master scale. People and issues being so polarized, no more middle ground on anything just 2 teams that are slowly hating and dehumanizing the opposing team. It’s getting really bad. I suspect social media may even be promoting this trend, lifting all the most polarizing posts to the top of everyone’s feed so as to caricaturize the other side as idiots and extremists to ridicule.
Really wise post man, I will ponder that for sure