This is just a quick rant. A while back I called the principal of the West Memphis Christian School (which is part of the Church of Christ on Missouri Street) to see if he might be able to find a volunteer to help me around the house once a month. I have two herniated discs in the middle of my back, recently injured both my legs, and had been in physical therapy for several months trying to get my legs in shape. Some things are just about impossible to do and I thought perhaps a young Christian lad wouldn't mind donating thirty minutes to an hour of his time once a month to help me do things like change a light bulb, move a heavy box, etc.
I guess I was wrong. Sometime later I talked to the principal again and he told me that he couldn't find anyone to do it. It was really hard for me to believe that of all the male students in grades nine through eleven he couldn't find one willing to do this - even though I had told him I would be willing to PAY this person to do it. Thirty minutes to an hour once a month to help someone at their home - a home that is 1/4 of a mile from the school.
Now here's the real kicker. This is the same high school that I attended for six years. From the seventh to the twelfth grade my parents funded those teacher’s existence as well as the other staff and they couldn’t find one person to help for one hour a month WITH PAY!
I just wanted this known. Christian charity never ceases to amaze me. So much for the “love thy neighbor” and “give to those who ask” commands.
Online Reading List
- An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish by Bertrand Russell (1943)
- Bible Teaching and Religious Practice by Mark Twain
- God is Imaginary
- Is there an Artificial God? by Douglas Adams (1998)
- Skeptics Annotated Bible
- The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1795)
- Which Way? by Robert Ingersoll (1884).
- Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)