A mother sits on her porch watching her children play in the front yard. Down the street, a small contingent of Baptist proselytizers carry their pamphlets from door to door. They approach the mother’s house and she steps down off the porch to chat with them.
In the course of the conversation, the Baptists remark on the children playing in the yard and ask if they belong to the mother. She tells them she has four children and that she just recently lost a fifth child. One of the Baptists asks the mother where she attends church and she gives the name of the Episcopalian church just up the street.
The Baptists frown and shake their head in sadness. They explain to the mother that her eldest and recently deceased child is burning in Hell because she goes to the wrong church.
Yes, people like that really exist.
Not only do people like that exist, they appear to be quite proud of themselves. The mother in question blogged about the incident. If the story itself doesn’t slake your thirst for outrage, scroll down and read all the comments from someone calling themselves “Bless_the_Beast.”
Not only does Bless_the_Beast defend the reprehensible behavior of those Baptist proselytizers, he or she actually takes other commenters to task for daring to speak out against them, then tries to start a flame war with those commenters who are Catholic. Another commenter, addressing Bless_the_Beast directly, puts it best: “May God put His arm around your shoulder and His hand over your mouth.”
If only he’d do the same to all his believers.