There’s a body cam footage of a Karen making a big deal about her refusal to wear a mask at a store that mandates it to the point that the police are called.
She goes off saying, “I did not sign up for this” and this says, “I am a Christian woman…”
I used to work in retail and at a call center. I also grew up in the south and live in Oklahoma. Whenever someone prefaces, “I’m a Christian” with anything they are basically saying they are better than you.
I’ve been watching Good Omens on Amazon Prime. The reason I haven’t finished it is because despite being good, I’ve never been a fan of marathon watching. The plot is about the friendship of an angel and a demon over thousand of years as Armageddon looms. At one point they are at Golgotha witnessing Jesus being put on the cross. When the demon asks the angel what was his crime, the angel replies he told people to be kind to one another.
Being kind to one another is a natural thing. We open doors for other people. We randomly exchange pleasantries with strangers. Smiling and saying “Hello” or “Good Morning” to someone should be what everyone does as a true Christian people.
But there are some that seem to think it’s a Get-Yourself-Out-Of-Jail free card. A family friend who works down at the convenience store near my home said that even though they continued to have church services, they would stop for a few weeks if a lot of people got sick.
It seems that in spring of 2020, churches should’ve been the first ones to step up and lock down. They do have the technology to zoom services. So, why did so many churches and people act like going to church was a sign of defiance.
My mom got Covid because she went to church where my cousin and his family attends. My cousin’s daughter got it from attending Georgia Tech and going home one weekend. The problem is no one knows they’re sick until it’s too late.
One thing Covid taught me was there were a lot of people who didn’t wash their hands. I’m one of those people that I don’t like anyone putting their hands anywhere near my food. And being from the south, people literally use dirty pocket knives to cut fruits and vegetables. And then offer you some. I appreciate the gesture but yuck!
I remember in A Quiet Place II, the father played by John Krasinki begins to slice a orange or grapefruit on the stands at a baseball game. His daughter stops him and says his hands are dirty. Being a sports reporter and someone who used to play in marching band, dirty hands are the least of your problems with all the dirty shoes and bugs and bird excrement that have been all over those stands.
I seriously doubt that people with pressure washers come by after every game and give those bleachers a good wash.
And there’s a good chance prior to Covid, pews weren’t thoroughly scrubbed or cleaned. Yes, people probably vacuumed the carpet and rugs and maybe used a dust buster on the cushions. But how many times do you think a Clorox wipe was used on a collection plate or a hymnal book?
I’m sure they do it now, somewhat. I hope they do.
But for the most part, some arrogant people who call themselves Christians feel like the rules don’t apply to them. Of course, it’s only natural. I’ve noticed from a lot of young people on social media, they’ve learned more about the rest of the world when they grew up.
It’s funny that the people who wear fancy clothes they don’t normally wear but want to show off are upset about having to wear a mask.
But then again, we already know they don’t want others having access to good healthcare or better wages. “Christians” need to have their feeling of superiority the way people feel the need feel superior to the retail and restaurant workers on Sunday afternoons.
At the end of the day, you have two types of Christians – those who do it for their own spiritual enlightenment and those who do it because it helps their social standing.