There are plenty of reasons not to shop at Walmart. This one won’t be found in any documentary, though.
Atheist Kelly went to get some groceries and other goods with her husband and baby LuLu in tow. While there, a lady walked right up to the couple and their 15-week-old child. After saying what a sweet child it was, the lady proceeded to say more…
“Dear Jesus!” the woman cried out, raising her hand over my precious baby LuLu, closing her eyes and shaking her hips. I froze. My husband froze. I’m pretty sure my eyes got huge. LuLu just sort of drooled all over her “future president” onesie and smiled. “Protect this baby! Guide her and love her.” She started jumping up and down. “Keep her under your wing…”
Kelly and her husband just walked away from it all later without saying anything.
Did she do the right thing? She’s not sure.
What made her think she had the right to just “pray” over my child? Why did I think the responsibility fell on me to keep the peace when she clearly saw nothing wrong with making a spectacle out of my child?
There was no force involved. I could have walked away. I could have yelled. I could have quietly asked her to stop. I could have gotten into a heated debate over whether her god even exists.
But I didn’t. I just smiled after the prayer was over and walked away to the car…
How do you think she should have handled it?
Do Christians ever try to pray over your child (FSM forbid they find out the baby isn’t baptized)? Do you allow them to and just brush it off? Are you offended by it?
(via Rational Moms — Thanks to Julie for the link!)