So I have a friend i’ve known for some 19 or 20 years. He’s a non-denominational Christian and has been over the years a very good and true friend very devout and by all accounts very honest. In all the time that i’ve known him he has never worn his seat belt while driving. He’s quite large and I think it’s probably just too uncomfortable for him.
He gets in a car accident the other day. He suffered minor injuries (thank God) his car was really damaged if not totaled. And it was not his fault.
The driver that caused the accident was not drinking but was ticketed for careless driving. He tells me on the phone that they’re going to have to payout basically for his pain a suffering. I think he’s looking for a “cash cow”. And I have a suspicion that he’s telling everyone including me that he was wearing his seat belt because if you don’t and are in an accident it negatively affects your case. In fact you are comparatively negligent.
Other than repairing or replacing your car and paying medical bills, what do you want? I could understand lost wages too if you’re working but he’s retired. They talk about crooked lawyers but what about us looking to gain monetarily from every situation.
What’s the Christian response?