Teacher: And remember, boys and girls; always ask yourself ‘What would Jesus do?’
Student #1: Make my friends drink my blood?
Student #2: And eat my flesh!
Teacher: Wait -
Student #3: Villify my own people?
Teacher: Now, hold on -
Student #4: Condone slavery? Jesus condoned slavery.
Teacher: Hang on. What I mean is -
Student #5: Rebel against authority and wind up being excecuted?
Teacher: Look, it’s not about -
Student #6: I have an uncle called Jesus.
Teacher: Oh… Okay…?
Student #6: He sells drugs in Mexico.
Teacher: Forget it.
She questioned how I was so unable to see the ‘evidence of god’ all around me. She kept using the word ‘blind’. I hadn’t started the conversation. I was polite and respectful, even though she wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against religious people in general, agree to disagree; but this girl was offensive, aggressive even, and it got me thinking about the word ‘blind’.
I make my own way through life; creating a path, examining my choices, making my decisions. She, on the other hand, follows a path shown to her, not straying or wandering, simply being told what to do and how to act; shown the way, so to speak.
It’s ironic that she used the word ‘blind’, isn’t it?