Date: October 28, 2012 05:06AM
...so his boss could help him find and fix a leak in our basement.
His wife sat upstairs with me and made conversation.
They are über Christian repubs so I muted MSNBC and started a conversation about kids and school, a topic I thought would be harmless.
I have a daughter that is doing online school this year b/c of her ADHD and so Mrs. Boss was telling me about homeschooling her kids. She was saying that when the state sent her the books she just threw them out and used the Christian based ones she bought from Florida.
Silly me had to ask what the difference was and the exchange went like this:
Mrs. Boss: well, they (the Florida books) teach intelligent design.
Me: so you didn't teach them about evolution?
Mrs. Boss: No, I taught them about the creation.
Me: But creation doesn't say HOW things were created, just by WHOM they were created.
Mrs boss: Yes it does, it said God spoke everything into being.
Me: yes, but then HOW did it happen, the bible is silent on the actual mechanism god used.
Mrs. Boss: I'm sorry, I just don't believe in evolution.
Me: what about it makes it unbelievable to you.
Mrs. Boss: well, there are no fossils that show one creature becoming another.
Me: you mean like archaeopteryx?
Mrs. Boss: What is archaeopteryx?
It was all I could do not to litteraly facepalm myself at that moment.
It went down hill from there as she tried every tearjerking anecdote in her repertoire to convince me of the magical powers of her favorite Jewish zombie.
I think I may have gone to far when, after her moving testimony about how jesus saved her dad from committing suicide, I told her that I think she should give her dad the credit for making the hard choices to turn his life around.
Her point had been that she had seen how much better Jesus made ppls lives. Then I asked her to explain why some ppls live improve after leaving jesus. She didn't have an answer.
When dh came up from the basement and found me in my Hitchensesque debate mode, he groaned and said,"I asked you not to talk about politics and you went to religion!?"
(he was half joking, and concerned for Mrs. Boss who had just unleashes the well informed atheist kraken.)
I pulled up short and appologized to her for getting carried away and told her that I sincerely hope she didn't find me too offensive.
The they left. Oh to be a fly in their car on the drive home.
I hope dh's Monday will go smoothly.