Thursday, October 14, 2010
Jesus in the Supermarket
I thought I've seen every weird permutation of showy, ignorant religious fanaticism in the years I've lived in the Midwest but, apparently, I still have a lot to learn about the lengths to which some people would go to impose their insanity on others. The condescension of these proselytizers who have the gall to impose their superstitious and racist idiocy about magical pictures that convert Chinese people to Christianity is scary. It's also offensive that I come to their store to make a purchase, which helps them to make money, and they insult my intelligence and invade my personal space with this vile rubbish. If their need to persecute people with this idiocy is so strong that they can't help themselves, they could at least have asked me whether I want them to put these silly leaflets into my shopping bags. But apparently, their fundamentalist preachers don't teach them to have respect for other people's space and property.
This supermarket chain has been forced to close down several of its stores in our area because Walmart proved to be the kind of competition they can't beat. I'm not a fan of Walmart, to put it mildly, but at least nobody there ever tried to convert me.