Not What Jesus Would Do

| Reno, NV, USA | Friendly | April 9, 2017

(I notice an older lady has dropped one of her bags while walking towards the exit and is having trouble bending to pick it up, I rush over to help, and she thanked me and adds:)

Old Lady: “It sure does suck getting old.”

Me: “Well, as Grandma used to say: it sure beats the alternative.”

Old Lady: “Well, she must not have been a very good Christian.”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Old Lady: “Yeah, a good Christian would not fear death and the judgment that follows.”

Me: “Umm, she was a trauma nurse in the ER for over thirty years. I’m fairly certain she was referring to the circumstances surrounding so many early deaths and not death itself, but sure, let’s just make judgment calls about her character instead.”

(Seriously, what kind of person’s first reaction to someone being grateful that they didn’t suffer an early death is that they must be morally unsound and fear judgment?)

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  • Dani Marie

    Oh that is SUCH rot!
    Most Christians, no matter how much they love God, would still be sad if someone they loved died young, like a spouse or a young child! Most parents have a fear that their child might die young! In the back of their head, anyways.
    They would never be all “well, God must have wanted it, so I can’t be sad or else I will be questioning God and I can’t do that!”

    Some of the most extreme wackos might not care about their loved human ones… but most would!
    I knew a Christian lady whose young daughter died… supposedly some people were all ‘well, you can’t be sad because it was obviously God’s will’ and that was pretty awful for her! Yes, she loved God… but that didn’t mean she wasn’t allowed to be sad and miss her young child who died young! Goodness! :O

    • Xaveston

      Sadly that’s not even the worst I have heard, some Christians even try to tell you that there is no heaven for pets,when your dog dies and you say you hope God cares of him >.>, also if you even mention a relative or your grandmother who isn’t a Christian, and still say you hope they are happy in heavens, some will explain that they won’t be there (I don’t care what belief that is, you never say that to someone. My housemate has no filter and said this when I once said I would be really upset if my grandmother dies, told him if this happens and I am grieving, he is to shut his mouth up and not even utter any of that to me, hopefully he gets that.

  • David Sandiford

    Yeah, don’t listen to that Jewish rabble-rouser who spouted nonsense like “Judge not lest yet be judged”. What was his name again? I’m sure his initials were JC. Oh, that’s right, Jim Caviezel. I saw him in this movie once…