4/5/07

A Thin Slice of Humanity

OK, look.....I try not to get into religion. With anyone. Let alone on here.

Yeah, I know I rant about politics or the state our country is in (or not in). But that's just because I think we all need to be more aware.

I just received an email. And despite my better judgement I began to read it. I haven't even gotten 1/4 of the way through it and before I became so infuriated I had to immediately begin a blog post about it.

This email began with this woman in an airport who is reading her bible. And how she is sooo happy to be living in The Spirit. I'm sorry but these kinds of things scare me & I don't even know why I was entertaining this email. She looks up and sees a man sitting in a wheelchair who is obviously sick, old, hungry, tired and/or all of these. She keeps looking at him and wondering what his story is. And this line...this is what has my panties in a bunch:

There I sat, trying to concentrate on the Word to keep from being concerned about a thin slice of humanity served on a wheelchair only a few seats from me.

I'm not going to rant. I'm not going to rave. I'll let these words speak for themselves.
All I really want to say is that this absolutely, definitely, with-out question defines and puts quickly into words the last 7 years in this country.
Can I get an Amen?

6 ripples in the pond:

Jen said...

i wouldn't even know where to begin with that one!!! a simple "WTF" might suffice in response to that line. essentially, she is using the "WORD," or whatever she called it, as her big bottle of jack... as in, "i'll just sit back and sip this here big bottle of jack until i can't see smell taste touch feel or hear REALITY!!!!!!!" the irony, of course, is that one would think that her big book exists to GIVE HER STRENGTH to confront reality. lol.

jen r.

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Oh, The Joys said...

I am GOB SMACKED. I have the GOB smackdown. I'm so stunned I'm speechless. I wish you could write her and ask her what Jesus would have thought of the guy!

jen said...

um, seriously? are you reading those fundie blogs again?

amen. i'm w/ Jess. WWJD. Because i am pretty sure he'd have gotten off his ass and helped the guy. (amen)

Slackermommy said...

Oh my! I'm speechless.

Tabba said...

This was one of those mass forwarded emails that my freaking mom sent me. I've asked her to not discuss religion with me - as her & I are worlds apart on it - so instead, she sends me this garbage.
The ignorance of that statement - just so profound.
And I agree...she needs to read and understand her Good Book a little more.