reporting atheism to the fbi?
Social bookmarking sites are great places to find something you’d never ordinarily find on your own and every once in a while, you’ll come across a website or a post so bizarre, it makes your jaw drop. For example, here’s a question posed by a concerned mother to an advice column on a website for women…
Our daughter started college a year ago, and we’ve noticed during her visits home that she’s not the sweet, innocent girl we sent away for higher learning. We raised her with strong Christian beliefs, but lately she’s saying that she’s joined an atheist club on campus and is questioning everything we taught her.
Now my husband refuses to let her in the house and is threatening to turn her in to the FBI. Ive tried to cure our daughter and reconcile with her, but nothing seems to work. Ive prayed over her at night while she sleeps, enlisted friends in a phone prayer tree and even spoken to my priest about the possibility of an exorcism.
Im at my wits end. How can I recover my daughter and keep her from hell?
As an old Russian saying goes, I have no words for this. Only expressions. And none of those are decent. So just to make sure I got this straight, this woman’s husband wants to report his atheist daughter to the FBI for being an atheist? Can you imagine how that call would go? And how many times FBI employees would play a recording at office parties while they laugh hysterically at the sheer, unabridged lunacy unfolding before them? In my opinion, the columnist was far too kind in her reply. When you’re trying to cast demons out of your own daughter for having a different worldview and threaten to report her as a criminal for questioning her childhood beliefs, you’re not at your wits’ end. You’ve lost your wits a very long time ago.
The only thing that would make me feel better about this request for advice would be some sort of proof that it was just a prank. Unfortunately I think we all know full well that people who’s faith has turned into a toxic and all-consuming drive to assimilate all those around them, are really out there. One of them is on trial for letting her daughter slowly die of diabetes and refusing to seek real medical attention despite being urged to do so time and time again. Why? She was expecting her prayers to do a better job than doctors.