Parents chat about religion, pt 1
Dad: ~Flippant comment about religion or religious people~
Stepmom: I don't like it when you say things like that.
Dad: Something something imaginary friend *glances at me for approval****long glance as I decline to enter the fray*
Stepmom: Why do you have to be so disrespectful of my beliefs?
Dad: Because they are irrational!
**I exit stage left**
Stepmom: So? Why is it your business what someone believes?
Dad: ~List of horrors and destruction wrought on the world in the name of religion~
Stepmom: ~Inadequate explanation of how religion is a personal choice and why it's not any of my Dad's business~
Dad: ~Obtuse comment about rationality and reason~
Dad: ~Something containing the word "irrational"~
Stepmom: ~Escalation denoted by liberal use and nasal pronunciation of the word "fucking"~
Dad: You're not using reason.
I could be one hundred different people.
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