Another guest post by my wife. It’s both tough and relieving to see her struggling and gradually letting go of the faith we both shared. – PNF
Let me start with the social media post that pissed me off!!
My sister: “This has got to be allergies. There’s no way were all sick again!!”
Her friend: “Lavender, peppermint and lemon are great oils for allergies, garlic is also good and honey from your area. I had a “cold” for a month and was so miserable but tuned out it was allergies! I was going to massage school at the time and trying to think with a stuffed up head and brain was horrible but God healed me!”
WTF!! Look, I grew up in a charismatic church. I mean everything you hear about those crazy fuckers I saw. Speaking in tongues, people dancing with flags, people falling over, people being made to fall over by other people, prayers that last 3 hours and so on. One thing I learned is God can heal. Yes, I have experienced “healing”.
I was diagnosed with scoliosis and a missing vertebrae when I was 12 and our church met every day for two weeks and prayed over me. EVERY DAY! When I went back in for the next stage of testing the doctor was speechless. He showed my “sperm donor” father the scans from 2 weeks prior and the scans from that day and there was nothing wrong. He couldn’t explain it. The “sperm donor” told him I went to church and they both agreed it could only be God. YEAH someone in the medical field and a drug dealer said it was God.
I am still “healed”. I have never had any other issues with my back unless you count being pregnant.
Healed, free of ailment. To me and what I was taught, that means it’s completely gone. Allergies can be treated and they can go away for a time BUT guess what…they fucking can’t be healed. God healed you from your allergies, fuck you bitch. I’ve had asthma and allergies from as long as I can remember. They go away if I remove myself from what I am allergic to but it’s still there. On the back burner waiting for that damn cat to appear again. So in my opinion god didn’t heal this lady. All those oils she put in her body and time did, not god.
I wanted to reply to this posting but I know it wouldn’t end well. I knew it would be one of those what came first arguments, the chicken or the egg. Because as all of you know, Christians don’t read their bibles. I seriously think that Christians use the word “god” like the all magical, cure all. (We should have an infomercial selling god in a bottle, rub this lotion on you and god will heal you. If those people can sell prayer pillows, why not god lotion? At least their skin will be soft. Lol)
Anyways, I have always been bothered by this idea of god curing everything and doctors aren’t needed.
My brother’s best friend was sick for months and no matter how many times we told him to see a doctor, he would reply “God will heal me or pray with me so I am healed”. Well after a few more months he was so sick he finally went in. The doctor told him he had testicular cancer and he had to have one removed. Guess what!! He was “healed”!! LOL and went on to have a son some years later. I never heard him say “God healed him”. Instead we heard him say he should have seen the doctor sooner. Huh ya think?!
Lately I have been thinking Christians are the dumbest and naivest people I have ever met.