what’s wrong with this story

Tell me if I’m being over-the-top in my reaction this story which was told as part of the sermon today by a visiting bishop. It’s apparently an example of the power of prayer.

There was a woman who was once walking through a rather deserted part of town. She felt threatened and nervous so said a prayer as she was walking. She found out later that a woman had been robbed and raped in the same street, just ten minutes after she had been there. The woman wondered why she herself wasn’t the victim, so when they caught the rapist and had him up for trial she asked him why he didn’t attack her, but went for the other woman instead. The rapist said “I was scared to, because there were two big men with you.” The woman had been alone.

Well, I don’t know about you but I find this story offensive on so many levels it’s hard for me to add anything else. What do you think?

One Response to “what’s wrong with this story”

  1. Dad says:

    This comes into the same category as a former chief rabbi of Israel proclaiming recently that Israeli soldiers die in battle because they are not religious, or a long-standing comment by some ultra religious rabbis that Jews died in the Holocaust because they weren’t religious enough…there is simply no point addressing these individuals at any level.

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