The often used verse, ““Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”(Matthew 7:6) Is thrown about sometimes as an insult to those who are not “believers”. In a way to call them “dogs/or swine”. Used as an adhom attack.
But is that the way it was meant to be used? (all interpretations subjective 😉 )
Or was it a reminder TO those who have treasure in their hearts, to not put what is valuable to oneself in front of those who will not see it’s value, and reject the very notion that it has value and in addition, perhaps even seek to diminish or destroy what is offered?
I have seen several approaches to one’s religion. (pardon the use of the term religion for those who hate it) Allow me to say instead, to one’s belief system.
Some believe they are required to boldly speak of their faith/view/path to others, no holds barred, and “weed out” “pop puss” etc by their very boldness…
Some believe they are to live what they believe, BE the light…and answer questions when so asked.
And then there are all sorts of paths in the middle…
I also understand that if someone truly believes there is a hellfire people will go to, one would probably feel a greater urgency to warn others of such impending doom.
To those who quietly live what they believe, there will be of course much less attack from those who disagree. What reason would they have? unless those beliefs can cause harm to other humans…
::rambling thoughts on a sunday::