So there I was about 20 minutes ago at a gas station filling up my car. I’m not really paying much attention, and this middle aged guy comes up to me and tells a long story about having hard times and him not having enough money to get his family home. As he was talking, I looked through my wallet and grabbed a few bucks for him, and when I handed to him he was really grateful. He walked off back to his car.
I sat there thinking about how I definitely COULD have afforded to give the guy a $20 instead, and that really he needed it more than I did. When I looked over at him, he was talking to his wife and 3 kids in the back seat, and they were looking at me smiling. How could I not help this family more?
I head over to his pump, explain that I could afford to give more, and hand him a $20. He’s very grateful, but starts telling me that I’m doing the lords work and that I was “so generous he was sure I was a follower of Jesus Christ sent here to help him”. I responded politely and told him that I was actually an Atheist (because you know, we’re just as generous as Christians), but that I hoped he could get home alright and that his new job worked out for him.
I turned around to leave, and he started preaching to me…telling me about how I’d be happier and better off if I had Jesus in my life, and went on to preach to me. I pretty quickly interrupted him and explained that I had somewhere to be and wished him and his family well.
I imagine that after I left, he told his kids how great god is for working miracles and they probably all gave thanks to god for it. God didn’t do shit, I gave you the money, not him. It just annoys me that I was probably just used to teach kids a lesson about how “God works miracles when we truly need him”, not to mention the fact that I “must have been a Christian” since everyone knows atheists are greedy evil slime bags who would never give money to help people.
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