Sinner or Saint -------------------------------------------
"I'm not a perfect person, in fact, I may not even be a good person. Then again, I never claimed to be anything more than that. So who is actually the worst; the honest sinner, or the sinner claiming to be a saint?"
that song 'i'm a bitch' comes to mind when i read this... not sure why really.
but what hits home for me here is that i feel this way often, about not being perfect, or in fact not being a good person at all. being human is a hard thing i find. and i know i will never be perfect until i am perfectly dead.
This is a topic I've thought about many of times. There are faults to both being the honest sinner and those who wear the facade of a saint.
The person who sins and knows well that their sins are dipped in fire, feels the burn and accepts it. Which is a good quality, to acknowledge punishment with pleasure. But is it right to not want to be better? To not want the burning to stop?
And then we have the sinner who wants to appear a saint. A person who lies and justifies their horrid actions, and desires to appear as an innocent. A wolf in sheeps' clothing. But is it such a bad thing to want to be viewed as good? That shows some effort at the very least, pitiful as it may be.
At any rate, I like the questions you have given here. And, what qualifies a good or bad person? Society. You are good if you believe you are. Great write, very thoughtful. I enjoyed it :)