|Two Stories of Speeding Christians
Author: SilenceWhispering24 PM
When you speed, you get a ticket, no matter your religion... WRITTEN BY A CHRISTIAN.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Words: 716 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 07-23-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3044226
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To everyone. Christians seem to think they can get away with this, so I wrote a meaningless oneshot based on it. I AM CHRISTAN. I just have zero tolerance for this.
For this officer, the day's been fairly easy. It's already afternoon, and he's only just facing his first lawbreaker.
The driver was speeding. He was 36 miles past the limit, according to the officer's radar. The officer pulls the driver over, and then walks up to the man, who's window is still pulled up. He knocks on it and the man opens the window. There's a bible on the seat. "Is there a problem, officer?" The man says.
The officer resists the urge to roll his eyes. "Yes. You were driving at 81 in a 45. That's 36 miles over the speed limit." He says.
The man nods thoughtfully, then picks up the Bible on the seat next to him. "Sir, let me tell you about the Savior." he says in a knowledgable voice. "Did you know that Jesus died on the cross to forgive us of our sins? Surely you could forgive me just this once, like Jesus?"
"Sir, that would be unfair to other trespassers." The officer says, his voice only a bit sarcastic as he uses a popular religious term.
"Yes, yes, I see your point, but Romans 2, Verse 1 states," the man says, flipping in his Bible and quoting the verse directly, "'No matter who you are, if you judge anyone, you have no excuse. When you judge another person, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things.'" The man stops, and looks up at the annoyed officer.
The officer holds back a biting remark as he says, "That's nice, but you're still getting a ticket." He hands the man the said object.
The knowing smile on the man's face disappears, replaced by a glare. "You, officer," He says, starting up his car, "are going to hell." The officer smiles gratefully as the man drives away. Finally.
It's a couple of days later when the same officer is pulling off someone else, this time in the morning. He sighs as he gets out of the police car and walks up to the speeder.
Halfway there, he pauses and lets out a loud groan as he notices the cross hanging off of the rear view window. Another blasted Christian. Then he walks on to the woman, who is already holding her license and registration, and has the window rolled down. As he comes up, she greets him with a smile. "Do you know how fast you were going?" He asks, not smiling at all.
"I'm not sure, sir, but I realize it was over the limit."
"You were going 30 miles over the limit. Do you have an excuse for this?" he demands.
"I do, sir, but it's not a very good one. I slept late, and I was just trying to get to church before the sermon started." she looks at her hands.
"Great. And I suppose you want me to let you off with a warning, since you're oh-so-faithful?" He says without thinking. Then he mentally slaps himself for speaking out like that. The last thing he's expecting, however, is for the girl to let out a small laugh.
He looks at her in surprise. Sure enough, a smile is on her cheeks, and she is laughing. "Is that what you expect me to do?" Suddenly, she sobers. "Then, that must happen to you quite often." Again, the woman smiles. "Officer, it's my own fault I broke the law, and it's only natural that I be fined for it. I won't complain about you doing your job."
The officer is frozen. This one isn't going to lecture him about Christ and forgiveness? He's stunned. There's a long pause, then he shakes his head and writes the ticket. He hands it to her, finally smiling. As she starts to close her window, he surprises even himself by what he says. "Thank you." And he really is grateful, because for the first time he's met a Christian who accepts responsibility.