The internet atheists have worked themselves into a froth again. On Oct 18, activist Hemant Mehta posted a blog entry entitled, ” Waitress in SC Receives “Tip” from Christians Telling Her a “Woman’s Place Is In the Home” and it received almost 500 comments worth of atheo-rage. What set them off this week? Let’s read Hemant’s words:
A waitress from South Carolina received a “tip” from Christian customers who told her (via napkin) that she should remain in the home like a good biblical woman, calling her work a “disgrace,” and saying she’s the reason her husband surely cheats on her.
They had no problem accepting her service while they sat in the restaurant, but they felt it was their job to treat her like dirt afterwards, despite knowing nothing about her life. Thanks, Jesus. (And Donald Trump, apparently, given the “make America great again” reference.)
This only happens with people who think sharing Jesus with their servers is what they need the most — instead of leaving a tip, which would help them much more. How awful.
Here’s the napkin:
Hmmm. I don’t have the time at the moment, but this all deserves a closer look.
For starters, we can note one simple fact.
Despite Mehta’s narrative, there is no evidence this note was written by “Christian customers.” Yes, I know the raging atheists want to believe it. But those of us who value critical thinking and understand how evidence works have to step up and note the lack of evidence.
There are three possible explanations for the origin of the note.
- It was written by the waitress herself or someone she knows.
- It was written by the customers, who were hoaxers, not Christians.
- It was written by Christian customers.
There is no evidence that indicates #3 is the correct explanation.