I had a very frustrating conversation with my grandma the other day. She was telling me how God saved one of her stray cats she feeds that was attacked by a dog. She went on about it for a couple of minutes and I just said mmmhmm at the proper times. She said “well he did!” I said ok grandma. She said “you know he did!” To which I said, “I don’t think he did, but it’s ok if you do.” She then said she wanted to know what had happened and who had filled my head with such nonsense. To tell you the truth, I started a curse filled post that day and didn’t post it. I’m so effin tired of people telling me that I didn’t come up with this on my own. They want to know where I heard such things. I’ve started taking great offense to those accusations and I can’t help but get frustrated with them.
She went on for a few minutes quoting bible verses and telling me that I was created by God. I told her I believed in evolution and she actually laughed and said, “no, no, no” then said she questions the “programs I’ve been watching” and perhaps “satan has taken a hold of my life.” Also “why would I want to watch questionable programming anyway?” Another thing everyone always says is why would I trust what I read on the internet? You can’t trust scientist, I only need to read the bible.
It was at this point that I stopped the conversation and said I didn’t think it a good idea to continue right now because I would be seeing her in a few hours and we could talk then if she wanted. She then threw a spin on it that I haven’t heard before. She wanted to make sure that I would not be cutting her out of my life because we don’t agree on these things. That she loves me regardless. However, she has limited time here on earth and she felt it her duty to make sure I knew about God and how good he is.
I love my granny and I’m thankful for the way she handles this situation, it could be worse, but I’m tired of people insinuating I’m dumb and can’t think for myself. That’s getting really old.
There was a bit more to the conversation, I explained some stuff, which was not a good enough for her and then I joked with her about evolution when she said she thought animals were getting smarter. She wanted to know how I though that could be. I said we are getting more knowledgeable about them or they are actually getting smarter, which would indicate that they are evolving, kind of like we did. She actually said, hmmm, I might need to go look the definition of evolution up again. Yes, grandma please do!
She will continue insisting that I KNOW God is real and I will continue telling her I KNOW no such thing. Gotta love when others think they KNOW you better than you.