You Really Can’t Fix STUPID

When my daughter, Shantel, was diagnosed with cancer in both eyes at two years old she had to have her right eye removed immediately. No time to think about it, no other options available etc…the right eye had to be removed to keep the cancer from advancing into her brain. Then, after four and a half months of chemotherapy trying to save her left eye failed, my husband, Bill, and I had to make the decision to have her left eye removed as well, leaving her blind for life to save her life. It was the most heart wrenching, soul piercing, agonizing thing I had ever experienced in my life at the time. But we did what at we had to do to save our beautiful, precious, baby’s life, and we never looked back on that decision.

Fast forward nineteen years and our beautiful daughter is college and one of her classes is philosophy. This is a very controversial class because the instructor engages the students in topics designed to make them think not only outside the box…but outside their comfort zone. The class was given a final project, basically like their final exam, which was to interview at least two people, Shantel interviewed six, and ask them to answer the question “how do  you know God exists”. Shantel said she picked people of different faiths, and one, a friend of hers, who says he is an atheist.

As Shantel was interviewing two of her peers, she said other people in the cafeteria overheard the conversations and jumped in uninvited, giving their opinions to the question asked. One of the students Shantel was interviewing said she knows God exists because she feels his presence and he healed her body. When she said that, a guy who was one of the people in the room that just offered his opinion uninvited…said he believes God heals people too if they have enough faith and pray hard enough…At that point Shantel said to him “so I’m blind are you saying I don’t have enough faith or didn’t pray hard enough…” he said ” yes”. Then Shantel told him she lost her sight at two years old so how could she have prayed hard enough or displayed her faith…This idiot actually told Shantel “well whoever was caring for you didn’t have enough faith or didn’t pray hard enough so in other words God was testing you and you and your family failed the test so God made you blind.”

All I can say is there really are a lot of bible toting idiots out there and I hope I never meet this S.O.B.! How dare him say that to Shantel. I don’t have any problem with people believing whatever they believe. I have friends, and family members, who don’t believe in God and that is their choice… But, I do have an issue with anyone putting their believes on me or my family uninvited. I believe in God and Jesus Christ in my personal Lord and Savior. But, the God I know doesn’t strike you blind because you failed a test or didn’t pray hard enough. My God doesn’t have a hand in the giving us diseases in this life. But, I know my God gave me the strength I needed to get through all we went through to save Shantel’s life and beyond. If that man believes God made my daughter blind because we failed a test etc…I don’t want to know him or his God, because like I said…You Really Can’t Fix STUPID!!!

Stay Tuned

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie AZ
    May 03, 2013 @ 21:27:15

    Those people always quote the bible but forget what to me is one of the most important verses ‘Judge not, lest YE be judged’ 🙂 I am sure God will have a chat with that person, when it is their time to meet him. 🙂

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  2. gotham girl
    May 06, 2013 @ 16:12:22

    This guy will have his day and it’s not going to be pretty. What an idiot. xoxo MORE!

    Reply

  3. Megs
    May 08, 2013 @ 02:18:17

    Big idiot!!!!! Xoxo

    Reply

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