It never ceases to amaze me how un-Christian so many Christians can act. Crazy Tracy fills us in on some Christian nurses behaving badly:
It all started with a report of a woman who was suffering from post-partum depression (with a little psychosis thrown in for good measure). She decided one day that her infant needed to be cleansed of bad spirits and lowered the baby into a tub of scalding hot water. FIGHT that initial reaction just for a second. The woman was fucking insane. She was not in her right mind. She heard voices and believed God was speaking to her. She actually believed that the only way to cure her baby was to cleanse her in this manner. I felt that. I ached for her. I was just about to say, “That poor woman…” when the charge nurse slammed the tape recorder off and said, “This woman she be burned alive!”
What followed were comments like, “She should be boiled alive,” “She should be stoned to death,” and “Skinning her alive wouldn’t be harsh enough.” I sat in silence until realizing they were waiting for me to say something. I did. I said, “Would ya listen to all the Christians.”
They stared in shock. Because the silence filled the room with such discomfort I thought I should say something else. “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” That didn’t go over well either.
It seems odd that the folks you’d assume would know Jesus’ message best seem to have somehow missed it along the way.
Found via Solonor.