Thursday, November 08, 2007

Good, old-fashioned Christian values.

"You know, B. asked us to pray for R. yesterday at Bible Study."

"Really? Why?"

"Oh, I guess her doctor found a lump or something."

"Oh my goodness. How scary!"

"I know, it's terrible. But honestly, when B. asked, I felt a little irritated about. It just seemed inappropriate. R.'s not a member of our group. She doesn't go to church. I don't even know if she's a Christian. I really wonder if I should have to pray for R."

"Maybe she just needs to be shown the way..."

"The church is right there. She can't miss it. Honestly, if R. needs the help of holy Jesus, she needs to ask for it herself. It wouldn't hurt her to get herself to church on Sunday, maybe do a little praying on her own."

"No, but still..."

"God helps those that help themselves and, frankly, I have enough people, that have actually embraced Jesus as their Savior, that I have to pray for every night. I can't be responsible for the help and healing of every pagan on this post."

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow. And people wonder why I don't go to church yet am still a believer ...

Bette said...

With that kind of attitude, the so-called Christian's prayers would probably do more harm than good anyway.

I think R's getting off easy -- she needs folks like that to stay off her side!

Marine Wife said...

Nice. Was she related to Dana Carvey's Church Lady?

Lemon Stand said...

LOL! (And not because I think it's funny.) Actually, how sad.

prophet said...

you're like a surgeon here, Nee - exposing pockets of pus and other unpleasantries. . . .

This was very thought provoking - I wrote some more about it over at my place.

http://properprophet.blogspot.com/2007/11/quote-christian-unquote.html

I think I would have put 'scare-quotes' around the "Christian" bit. . . . . But your point is well-taken and brutally honest. Good work.

liberal army wife said...

yup - got some of those in DH's family... mine are mostly atheists!

LAW

Kimba said...

I'm not a Christian, but IMO, Jesus would think this person's attitude sucks.

TripleE said...

That is so wrong...
really...she needs to remember
WWJD?