I was on the fence but now I’m a believer

August 21, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More

I received this email from a friend today:

I was bicycling along today when a car came at me around a corner, veering into my lane way too fast. As he passed I yelled “Slow the fuck down.”

The guy stopped and got out of his car, so I turned around and went back to him. Instead of apologizing he said, “You shouldn’t speak that way and you need to go to church. God will punish you for that language.”

Here’s what makes me a believer. Obviously God sent me a warning for my foul language, in the form of a car almost hitting me. But this was BEFORE I swore at the guy. Obviously God knew ahead of time that I was going to swear at the guy. Truly amazing. I’m even going to join the Tea Party.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. That’s a great story, but your friend was probably unwise to turn around. There are a lot of crazies out there who don’t care about the punishment for doing bodily harm to someone who has insulted them.

  2. Pete Vander Meulen says:

    If you’re going to join the tea party, I’m surprised God didn’t let the car hit you. šŸ˜‰

  3. TheThinkingMan says:

    Your friend sure showed him!

    Darned preacher guy nearly hitting him with his car and then daring to say not to curse and that he must repent for his wicked ways once again clearly shows the obvious stupidity of the entire Christian faith!


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