Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pastor Asks Waiter Why He Should Get More Than God, Makes Christians Look Awful


Anybody who regularly reads Words From the Right knows that I take issue with a lot of things that liberals do. I find pretty much every one of their political arguments woefully inadequate, their policies downright dangerous, and their behavior often headache-inducing hypocritical.

But that’s not to say I think that liberals have a monopoly on bad behavior. Because clearly they don’t, as evidenced by nitwits such as the pastor in the following story (whom I’m admittedly assuming is conservative)…

Somewhere presumably in the U.S. (since the note is written in English and Europeans don’t usually tip), some cheap, ignorant, obnoxious pastor didn’t feel like paying for what he apparently admitted was great service.

As part of a group of 20, an 18% gratuity was automatically added to his bill. That’s what restaurants do these days for larger groups of customers, a policy that’s non-negotiable, as far as I’m aware.

Yet this pastor had the gall to actually scratch out the marked tip, write “I give God 10% Why do you get 18,” mark the total amount as only what he paid for his food and drink, and then clearly mark his name with the title “pastor” on the receipt.

If I had any say in the matter, he’d be instantly stripped of his pastorship and banned from eating establishments for life. He doesn’t want to tip? Well then, he shouldn’t be waited on.

The jerk.

Now some people might accuse me of being biased, since I waitressed for six or seven years while I was in high school and college. But biased or not, that pastor still did the God he claims to serve a serious disservice, especially since the waiter then went and posted the mistakenly pious receipt – complete with note – on Reddit.com.

It’s since been picked up by at least Yahoo, if not other news dissemination forums, where everybody can see just how nitwitishly arrogant Christians can behave.

There is absolutely nothing in the Bible about tipping. In fact, this pastor only gives God 10%, but the government undoubtedly some portion and himself the rest. So maybe he should be asking why he should get the lion’s share of his earnings when he only gives God 10%.

What it comes down to is that his actions had nothing to do with God at all. They were entirely self-serving, and highly indicative that he’s a self-serving narcissist in general. He wanted to get away with paying less for services he openly solicited, and he wanted to bask in his own self-righteousness, pointing out that he’s a pastor, while he did it.

At the risk of judging, I think it’s safe to say that he is not a real follower of God if he’s treating his fellow human beings with such disrespect.

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  1. .... I think it’s safe to say that he is not a real follower of God if he’s treating his fellow human beings with such disrespect.

    It does seem unlikely, especially with the whole server/servant aspect to it.

    If so then he won't receive a tip from the God of gods with respect to deception from the prince of this world in the end. One of those people that tries to stand to the "right" of God's right hand Man, yet isn't quite right... perhaps. I don't judge but perhaps one can almost see why the Christian ethic is, as it is.

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    1. As I implied above, it really bothers me when Christians blatantly display their religious affiliations and then behave in an extremely unchristian manner. And reading people's comments (a bad habit I have) after the article was difficult, since many of them were anti-God, and anti-Christian. But it made me wonder all the same...

      When we act contrary to our beliefs, we're hypocrites. So when they act badly, what does it make them?

      Just an interesting thought to ponder.

      P.S. The whole not being angry thing? It's working out for the most part. I just had a little relapse after reading that story. :-p

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