I don’t usually get hyperbolic about sandwiches, but DING’S CHICKEN SANDWICH is probably THE BEST sandwich I’ve ever eaten. It’s sublime, a very crispy piece of fried chicken breast, tangy fresh slaw, a slice of tomato , a slice of Swiss cheese, and all on a buttered, hot brioche bun that stays crispy till you’re finished eating; I drool as I type…the ingredients themselves aren’t anything special but put them together? OH MAN!! But I digress, and I have to since you all know I’m such a foodie!)
Yes, dinner was delicious. My dinner companion was a girlfriend from Bible study who I haven’t had dinner with in probably a year. This friend is A LIBERAL but I like her very much. She used to write speeches for her good friend Bobby Shriver and has edited books, etc. The way she became a strong believer is being hired to edit a book about how the Bible’s bunk, and with her (wildly) cynical mind, decides to join a Bible study so she can understand WHAT bunk it is and revel in editing this book which will set all those Christians straight.
Then she becomes a Christian because, as terribly intelligent and cynical as she is, it got to her. Reading it WORKED as it has on SO many people I know. She’s been there now for about 35 years. Honestly. Here it goes, the reason for my post:
Me; That sandwich was so delicious…no wonder it’s been haunting me since last time I had it about a year ago!
Her: My salmon was great, too.
A bit of chatter from us each, then THIS:
Me: ….So, two women in my core group I lead left because they felt something said was political (it wasn’t) and they thought our leader is anti-gay (she isn’t, except from a Biblical point of view, we welcome all, as long as they’re willing to listen and study with us).
Her: Well, someone asked me if she and I were in the minority being liberals at this study and I told her there were quite a few but probably less than conservatives.
Me: I agree, there are plenty of liberals even in our leadership, but you have to admit Conservatives are more Bible-minded than liberals are….when you consider abortion, homosexuality and many other things….the values stuff….
Her: Oh, no…..the far Left is more Christian than Conservatives are….consider immigration……..Leftwingers are much kinder than this president, that’s for SURE, in his treatment of ‘migrants.’
Me; Funny, there are no people less for illegal immigration than the Mexicans I hear call into Conservative talk radio and complain about them…
Her (surprised, maybe even shocked): Mexicans?
Me: Yes! many of them! And other foreigners, too. By the way, what’s unkind about wanting children not to be abused by coyotes, and being DNA tested so they can be reunited with their real families and not used for money…..And, by the way, what about the diseases immigrants are bringing, like measles, typhoid, TB and polio, diseases which had been conquered in N. America?
Her: MEASLES ARE BACK BECAUSE KIDS AREN’T VACCINATED!!
Me; right, except where did measles suddenly COME FROM after being gone for so many years? We’ve been vaccinating but the disease SHOWED UP! from what?? …..I WILL ALWAYS PUT AMERICAN CHILDREN FIRST….WE MUST PROTECT THEM AND PROTECT OUR COUNTRY….. We can’t deny them a future because we’re going broke supporting millions of illegals.
Her: We can do BOTH.
Me: What about the horrid DEFICIT?
Her: puzzled expression. Not implying she doesn’t know about the deficit, but she was clearly exasperated.
Yes, to the world, leftwingers are SO MUCH KINDER, MORE CHRISTIAN. Something she’d probably say about me is what I’m saying about her this morning:
SACRIFICING REASON ON THE ALTAR OF ONE’S PREFERENCES.…And THAT, my friends, is dangerous. From either side.
We stopped talking politics and actually wrapped it up for the evening… We left in fine moods, but it sure got me thinking.
She knows me. She knows I’m a Republican. Does she think I’m UNKIND? Of course not! yet……….
The Bible is for all…….Left and Right……and yes, kindness and love and goodness are what it pushes for…SO MAYBE SHE’S RIGHT AND I’M WRONG because I put American children first. I really like this gal and felt frustrated that we both realized we might want to end that type of discussion. Again. This isn’t the first time, of course.
I don’t want Mexican, Honduran, Guatemalan, etc., children HURT! She must know that? Trump doesn’t want them hurt, who does?
WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE SAID?