Posted by Bartholomew (220.127.116.11) on May 22, 2002 at 18:01:30:
In Reply to: After throwing a destructive temper tantrum virtually identical to K.B.'s. posted by Emily (18.104.22.168) on May 22, 2002 at 07:41:44:
: Just because he is practicing what he preaches at this exact moment doesn't mean he's not a hypocrite. That's like saying that someone who has just stepped out of line at a grocery store, yelling and screaming at a clerk, stops yelling a second before they hear the next person in line yelling and screaming at the clerk, and tells them "you shouldn't yell and scream" is not a hypocrite. Or, in a more extreme example, it's like a non-regretful murderer who has blood on his hands telling another person "don't murder" seconds after he has.
No, both those people are hypocrites. The grocery store yeller DOES yell at grocery clerks. The murderer DOES murder people.
"Practice" is not the same as "do." Just because someone is not doing murder at the current time doesn't mean that they don't practice murder.
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