This morning on the way to work, I came across a young-lady cyclist with a puncture.
Being a cyclist myself there is nothing worst than being left stranded, or having to walk any distance in cycle-shoes.
So I threw her racing-bike in the boot, rear wheel in the back seat, and off we went.
As it turned-out she worked only 500 metres from where I was heading, so it was no big deal.
The young lady was extremely thankful of the ride and me getting her to work on time, and as the conversation progressed she asked me why I picked her-up? To which I replied “One day that could be me on the side of the road and I’d like to think someone would assist me”.
Then from left-field she piped-up with “Oh I thought you were a Christian”.
Well as you can imagine, this statement bought forth raucous laughter and great merriment from a godless, heathen like me.
“I’m a rabid atheist” I replied forthrightly, trying to keep the car straight, tears of laughter still welting in my eyes.
“What could have made you presume I’m a Christian?”
“Well there’s a Church service leaflet on your floor”.
The penny then dropped.
She was a Christian, and naturally believed I was one too.
The presumption was in her mind - only a Christian could be nice to a stranger.
“Nah I said, that’s from my son’s choir on Sunday and he’s another non-believer as well”.
So to any Christians reading this, I’d be interested in your feedback on this scenario.
Do you think a Christian is more likely to act in a charitable way than an Atheist?