Kevin DeYoung schreibt über fromme Fehlinterpretationen dieses Begriffs:
Hypocrisy is not the gap between doing and feeling; it’s the gap between public persona and private character.
The hypocrite is not the Christian who struggles against sin, fights against temptation, and keeps doing what is right even on his worst feeling days. That’s a hero.
The sin of hypocrisy is not that we are more messed up than we seem. That’s true for all of us.