I blinked, taken aback, then asked, “Have you ever read one?”
“No,” he admitted.
Very politely I replied, “Then I hope you don’t mind my saying this, but I think that’s an incredibly ignorant comment.”
He thought about a moment and said, “You’re right. It is.”
That exchange came to mind a few days ago when I was cruising Kindle looking for new books. I came across a title by an author I was familiar with, a woman who’s been in the writing biz a lotta years and who’s fairly well respected in her genre of inspirational romance.
What made me stop and look was the fact that were nearly a hundred reader reviews, and they averaged two out of five stars. Ouch!
Out of curiosity, I began reading them and came across something odd: complaint after complaint about the faith, the religion, the Bible and the God stuff in the book.
Um, excuse me. You bought — deliberately paid for and downloaded — a book labeled as an inspirational romance, published by Steeple Hill/Love Inspired, and you’re ticked off by the fact that there’s God stuff in there?!?
I bet when you go to a restaurant and order eggs and ham, you’re surprised to find those round white things with yellow middles on your plate, aren’t you?
Pardon me, folks, but your ignorance is showing.