Until Excuse Do Us Part
A question posted on the Yahoo Answers Religion & Spirituality forum.
What She Said [Verbatim]
“If God is FAIR, why did the Almighty present a former flame to me while I’m married? I am (supposedly) happily married. Have been for 9 years. A couple of months ago, by surprise and by chance I had the opportunity to reunite with a former love that I had not seen in more than 15 years. Anyway, we reunite and “boom” fireworks/old feelings pour in again. Eventually, about 1 a month we would have innocent lunches and meetings. (No kissing or touching) just respectable friends. By all this time, feelings grow DEEPER! Deep to a point that he wants to start new life with me in another state. As crazy in love I feel, I’d love to go. I want to follow my heart. I am convinced that I’ve always been in love, still will be in love and will never forget this guy. (Of course is this fair to my husband) Anyway, I am wondering if GOD knew my situation, why did GOD presented [sic] this former flame to me? This is eating my heart ALIVE. I’m so broken- hearted. I can’t stand it. Can someone please help?”
What she Really Meant
“I’ve been married for 9 years, I’m no longer in love, and I want out. I’m pretending to believe that GOD wants me to be with a former love of mine for some reason that I can’t figure out or understand. Can someone tell me what that reason is so I convince myself that GOD wants me to cheat (or bail) on my spouse and not feel so bad about what I know I’m going to do anyway?”
Disingenuous Christian Bullshit (a.k.a. Liar-Liar Pants on Fire and Brimstone)
Take note of her odd use of CAPITAL LETTERS for key rationalizing words. She capitalizes “GOD” twice to stress that this is what he wants for her: “I am wondering if GOD knew my situation, why did GOD presented [sic] this former flame to me?”
But here’s the most offensive part. She capitalizes “FAIR” when she talks about the way she wants god to treat her: “If God is FAIR, why did the Almighty present a former flame to me while I’m married?”
But then she switches to lowercase when talking about what’s “fair” to her husband: “Of course is this fair to my husband.”
Now here’s the sweet part. What she clearly meant to say was “this ISN’T fair to my husband” - but I can’t help see this as a telltale Freudian slip!
Clearly, she thinks that “this IS fair to her.”