when one walks through life, we are confronted with hypocrisy. there is always the common phrase “do as i say and not as i do.” we all have skeletons in our closets. we have all done things that we are ashamed of or regret. does the fact that we carry this baggage prevent one from being a moral or acting with a moral voice towards the future? i leave this as a question. judging someone based upon their past may be unfair. this is especially the case if it involves their eternal condemnation.
while it has been said that history will tend to repeat itself, and this may be the case with a significant number of humans, should we not also adopt a view of change in individuals? can people commit to making themselves a better person? can people commit, moving forward, that they will make the daily effort to make themselves a better person? should this position be embraced in society? should we want a society of second chances? can following the ten commandments be a way of placing someone on the right course? should we find out?