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Was this offensive? (Church related) Edit~

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Question: Was what I said so offensive?

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No, I don't think it was offensive at all.

Hmm...it was a little innapropriate.

Yes it was wrong. You shouldn't have said that about God.


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It turns out many of the other kids had phones. The other lady in charge was shocked that Bob would react that way. She understood how important it is for parents to be able to contact their kids and that she felt cell phones were a great idea. She then apologised and said if I allow Savannah to go to the camp this summer she'll make sure she brings her phone. I feel slightly better,lol.

My 13yo dd is going to camp with the church. They'll be gone for three days and she is soo excited :-) I'm sure she'll have a great time but there's just one problem. No cell phones are allowed. I told her no problem, as long as she's able to borrow one and give me a call at night it'll be fine.

So when I dropped her off yesterday I sought out her youth leader to confirm that she'll be able to call me.

Me: Hey Bob, I understand that no cell phones are allowed but I need to make sure that Savannah call call me at night to check in.

Bob: Well...I hope that there are some pay phones near by.

Me: *Raises eyebrow* Why can't she borrow an adults cell phone?

Bob: Well you see we discourage phone calls because we want the kids to focus on God.

Savannah: I'm just going to be calling her at night.

Bob: Isn't God with you at night?

Me: I don't care where God is. There's no way I'm going to go three days without speaking to my daughter. Can she use a phone or not?

At this point Bob looks like I kicked his dog. The whole group goes silent.

Bob murmurs: Interesting... Okay she can she my phone.

I leave the shocked silence of the group.

by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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Whisper04
by Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Quoting paganbaby:



Previously Pagan also said " He started it".
I agree with you Pagan that they should allow her to call you nightly, you are her Mother and you have every right to request this.
I also agree that Bob was rude to you.
In response to the OP however you were also rude, and based on your comment that you lashed out and he started it, I wonder if on some level you don''t already know that.
paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Feb. 14, 2013 at 11:27 AM


Quoting Whisper04:

Quoting paganbaby:



Previously Pagan also said " He started it".
I agree with you Pagan that they should allow her to call you nightly, you are her Mother and you have every right to request this.
I also agree that Bob was rude to you.
In response to the OP however you were also rude, and based on your comment that you lashed out and he started it, I wonder if on some level you don''t already know that.

I don't know, I feel that I responded with an appropriate level of rudeness.

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Whisper04
by Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Lmao Pagan, Just answering your poll. Rude or not, or maybe because of it, I like you. :)
paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:24 PM

winkLOL!

Quoting Whisper04:

Lmao Pagan, Just answering your poll. Rude or not, or maybe because of it, I like you. :)


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Jalestra
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:38 PM

I know I'm a really suspicious person unnecessarily, but if I got a "no phone" policy from one person and a shcoked response at that from another, I'd start keeping a REALLY close eye on Bob and remove my kid from his presence.

KenneMaw
by Bronze Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 12:43 PM

It was a tad hypocritical.  You are sending your child to a church camp yet turn around and say "I don't care where God is.".   I get you were upset, but I can see how the youth minister may have been taken back by your response.

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