There comes a time in a conversation with a priest, a therapist, or
some other expert, when you can no longer believe what they tell
It is approximately the point at which they continue to spout their
usual, but a time at which you yourself have already been
practicing remarkable achievements. It is the time of achieving
prodigal greatness, but it is also the time when one should realize
the world's disappointment.
I came to this conclusion in talking to a therapist who was in
graduate school for Divine Knowledge. He was, all in all, a very
ethical person. He appeared to have a restrained marriage with a
white woman. His story was one of success. He once won a
$100,000 grant to do social work.
What I noticed was this: he had been overcome by the incidious
evil of his work place: the fact that a large number of the clients
smoked cigarettes. In spite of his professed allergy to cigarettes,
he had become addicted to second-hand smoke. Although I saw
the symptoms also in myself, I wondered why this therapist
thought his work was so important if in this one way he had
compromised his health.
It is a typical case of hypocrisy. He was spouting on about
virtuous behaviors because of an incidious un-resolved problem
that caused him to exaggerate the importance of what he was
saying. He had become vain, because he thought his work was
great. But he thought his work was great because he was
addicted to secod-hand smoke.
There are at least four types of hypocrisy that I have discovered:
1. The hypocrisy of desire. Desiring effects rather than truths.
2. The hypocrisy of dishonesty. Fooling oneself or others.
3. Hypocrisy of insidious evil. Denying truth's importance.
4. The hypocrisy of professionalism. Acting.
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