Writes about Testamints
So, I’m writing a chapter about the atheist subculture right now. And I started the chapter by writing about the Christian subculture. Here is what I wrote.
You have probably seen them if you have ever bought anything at a Christian book store. Testamints are gum wrapped in scripture verses. They can be used, according the Testamint website, as a great “witnessing tool”, which might go something like this:
Godless Heathen: “Man, that onion anchovy pizza is really giving me bad breath. I could sure use some gum or something.”
Pious Christian, delighted at the opportunity the Lord has given them: “Hey, it just happens that I have some minty gum. Would you like a piece?”
Godless Heathan: Yes, thank you so much. You are a fantastic person and there is something different about you.
Pious Christian (smiling inwardly): Well, there is something different and maybe this piece of gum will explain everything.
Godless Heathen opens up the gum. Reads the Scripture verse on the wrapper and breaks down in tears: I needed something like this in my life, will you pray with me?
They pray and weep together saying, “Thank God for gum!”