Like "Righteous judgment is up for interpretation. To me it means not to judge with fanatical zeal but to judge with an eye to maximum benefit/minimal harm i.e. what is right, egalitarian, and fair. In my eye, the quotes you've given are harsh, judgmental and so typical of the Christians I grew up with. I.e. speak a kind word but show the poor the back of their hand. Matthew 7:1-5 I think covers up pretty good foundation for making judgments. It speaks to how we are flawed, we have our own flaws that keep us from making good judgments of others and that until we can deal with the fact that these impediments never go away we should minimize our judging "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." Admittedly is clumsily worded but it's very close to Buddhist doctrine on judging. But while we are at it, I found some more great words to live by from the the Bible. Deuteronomy 25:11-1: If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity. Exodus 21: 7-8 "When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again." (This one shows a great way to feed the poor and may be the foundation of Jonathan Swift's modest proposal (II Kings 6:28-29) "And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son...." Gives new meaning to when a female relative says to a baby "oh you're just so cute I could eat you up""