Truly Blind Faith

| Learning | October 28, 2013

(I am in a gym swimming class; one of my classmates has autism. Everyone is nice and loves her but one of my other classmates.)

Classmate #1: “I hate these d*** r****ds! If I ran the world, I would make all the r****ds and gays go to a special camp where I would shoot them down daily. Then there would be less of them in the world!”

Me: “You mean like the Jews and others in the Holocaust?”

Classmate: “Butt out! I was not talking to you. Besides, that didn’t happen.”

Me: “Your sister is a teen mom, right? Would you like it if I said that all teen moms should be shot down?”

Classmate: “What?! No, that’s horrible! She didn’t do anything wrong! Why would someone do something bad like that to someone who didn’t do anything wrong? Also, you should not talk about teen moms that way; you might upset someone.”

Me: “For one: I know a teen mom who is a great mother, and my mom was one, too. I have no problem with them long as they take care of their children. Also, you say they didn’t do anything wrong? Think about it; did those people you talk about did anything wrong?”

Classmate: “They were cursed by God!”

Me: “I am walking away before I punch you…”


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