I just read an article in the O.C. Register which someone had left in the bathroom at work, and there was an article about someone named Evie Wilson, who is a born-again Christian working to bolster family values and morals.
OK, fine, I say to myself. A lot of families’ values & morals probably could do with a little bolstering. But the kicker was where they quoted Evie Wilson as saying that she lived a life of evil and shame until, at the age of four, she invited Jesus Christ into her life. Huh? Huh!?! HUH??? HUUUHHHHH???
How does a four-year-old live a life of evil and shame? Did she steal cookies? Was she so addicted to Spaghetti-O’s that she neglected all her many life responsibilities in her quest for more of the Day-Glo orange pasta concoction? What harebrained theology is this? How is it possible that this gets published in a regular newspaper–even if a conservative one–and that quote gets included just en passant, as it were, without even a raised eyebrow on the part of the columnist (Carol Humphreys)?
God help the United States!
N.B. I realize this is borderline Pit material, so if the mods feel it would be a better fit over there by all means