I was at the device charging station, keeping m mouth shut while a fellow charger ranted loudly about how Obamacare is worse than having no insurance at all.  I figured anybody who could say that was not interested in, or capable of, a conversation about health insurance.


Then he switched the topic.  He was suddenly angry about Cain killing Abel in Genesis. Cain must have been a truly evil person, and God should have destroyed him.  The rant continued.  This time, I thought – I’ll defend Cain.


So, I said, “How was Cain supposed to know that death was even possible?”


The man said that he was sure God had explained everything. Then he said, “It’s our job to learn what God wants and not God’s job to explain anyway.”


I tried asking – how would you explain death to someone who had never seen death?  


He said, “What did Cain expect if he hit Abel on the head?”


“A headache?” I ventured? “Being sore?”


But my fellow charger was unconvinced.  And I don’t know how to explain ignorance to someone who has never thought about it.

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Comment by Jerry DeNuccio on June 10, 2015 at 11:38am

How to explain anything to someone who refuses to see beyond the end of his/her nose?  But I guess the concept of not knowing doesn't compute for someone so fiercely sure they have the answer and know all there is to know.

Comment by JMac1949 Memories on June 10, 2015 at 12:09pm

Neither have I... R&L ;-)

Comment by Myriad on June 10, 2015 at 1:13pm

Anyone ranting about Obama care or for chrissake Cain&Abel is to be avoided at all costs - DON'T ENGAGE!

Comment by Lois Wickstrom on June 10, 2015 at 1:15pm

Myriad, I escaped unharmed and got a good blog out of it.  No harm done. Thank for your concern.

Comment by Arthur James on June 10, 2015 at 1:16pm

`

it okay to

stuff ears

with some

bees wax.

`

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Comment by Lois Wickstrom on June 10, 2015 at 1:21pm

Arthur, I'd rather enjoy the honey and give back the wax.

Comment by Arthur James on June 10, 2015 at 1:28pm

`

I use to tend 

33- colonies

of honey bees.

`

I was so sad one 

day when creepy

management tried

to fire me. Then,

I read: Your Anger

will become sweeter

than Honeycomb.

`

Honey Comb

is Great. Chew,

and Spit Out 

Wax. Save.

Recycle.

Make

Bee 

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Candles.

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Be a Light

at Tip Of 

Candle.

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Comment by Lois Wickstrom on June 10, 2015 at 1:35pm

Arthur. happy chewing!

Comment by Zanelle on June 10, 2015 at 10:10pm

This would be funny if it weren't so sad.  I have heard so much hate for Obamacare it is sad.  My tax lady said it was hard to have to tell people they are fined for not having insurance tho. 

Comment by koshersalaami on June 10, 2015 at 11:02pm
That was a great question about Cain.

But he saw animals die, just to address the question. We know that because of the nature of Abel's offering.

so this guy is angry at God for being merciful. He should read the Jonah story. Any guy wo is angry at God for that is someone you don't want to spend time with.

Of course, if he's a Christian, it gets theologically even worse.

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