Sorry, but just spent the weekend with my JW mother in law, who after 2 days of reminding me how my children would be so much better respected in society if they were christians. YET, these are word for word quotes that have come out of her mouth today alone. In front of my children no less.
* "What a w**ker, just because he owns a flash bike, thinks he can ride on the footpath. I hope he falls off"!
* "Oh, I think that is a silly law. Why should I have to clean up my dog's poo in the park? (giggles) I just kick some dirt over it and hope one of those ratbag kids from up the road step in it"
*"What a w**ker!" (some guy dared to be doing pushups in the park).
* All people that own 4wd's should be hit by one themselves. It'll teach them to be so up themselves"
* "Why the h*ll should I give those c**ns any of my hard earned money? They should all be erradicated"!
Now I am not saying ALL christians behave this way, she is not the norm. However I have come across quite a few of these people from different denominations over the past few years. I just wonder what goes through her head when she speaks so poisonously in front of my children? I am not a christian (obviously), but I would NEVER behave this way in any situation.
I guess my question is, how do you deal with these people without lowering yourself to their level? I just kept my mouth shut, but I really feel the need to let her know that I don't believe she is behaving in a christian manner at all.
Any constructive thoughts on this are welcomed.