WtF is wrong with people?

A friend on facebook made a comment yesterday about how she made the sign of a cross as an ambulance drove by and someone laughed at her.

I wrote yesterday about expecting ridicule as a believer. The bible is littered with this discussion, and yet believers still bitch and moan about it?

Here are a couple more passages to review:

Philippians 1:29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for His sake…

2 Timothy 3:12 All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted…

Hebrews 10:32-33 You endured a hard struggle with sufferings, 33 sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. 34 For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.

Hebrews 11:24-26 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26  He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward.

The comment also asks are people detached from their spirituality. Perhaps the person who laughed is a believer, but doesn’t subscribe to the superstition that the sign of the cross helps anyone. It’s like those people who kiss their finger tips and hit the ceiling every time a car with one headlight passes for good luck.

It does nothing.

If there were an accident or a sickness, the sign of the cross isn’t going to help the poor schmo in the ambulance. Where was god when that person became ill or was in an accident?

Thank goodness we have an infrastructure of bonefide help in which people can call and get real scientific medical assistance in time of need.

Blame god that it took how many thousands of years to get to the point that people could get adequate treatment in a timely manner through modern advancements.

Or thank science for all of this. If you do silly things, you should expect a silly response, which is what this person got … a load of silly responses.