Well christmas eve dinner at Mom's was pretty uneventful for the most part. There was one vigorous conversation about banning assault weapons. My brother-in-law is a retired army colonel and I'm a liberal gun owner who accepts restrictions on military style weapons availability. 

As we departed and embraced for the obligatory hugs my sister whispered in my ear "May god bless you." I considered it a cheap shot as she knows my position on theism is unwavering. My mind nearly wasn't successful in preventing my tongue from retorting "You mean like he/she/it blessed those Newtown kiddies?"

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Comment by Judith van der Roos on December 26, 2012 at 5:59am

Nice one. Guessing your sister is giving you coal for christmas next year !

Comment by onyango makagutu on December 26, 2012 at 6:12am

Ed you're not being invited for the christmas party next year as i see it

Comment by SteveInCO on December 26, 2012 at 8:58am

Well... if I untangled the double negative correctly, he did NOT actually say it, but came close.

And these days coal is not to be sneered at, it cuts the heating bill.

Comment by Ed on December 26, 2012 at 9:44am

I believe my sister actually has issues with her own beliefs. She is uncomfortable attending any Protestant/Catholic churches in her area where she lives. I have told her to check out a Unitarian Church as it is a step in the right direction. Her little barbs are an expression of frustration since I believe she has more uncertainty about her religion than she cares to admit.

Comment by kOrsan on December 26, 2012 at 12:29pm

What a bitch. Do what arch said and put this in there too.

A Thorough Refutation of Christianity

Comment by Dale Headley on December 26, 2012 at 4:18pm

When people say "God bless you" to me, I usually tell them I'm pretty sure He won't, but that I appreciate the thought.

Comment by Dr.Grixis on December 26, 2012 at 4:32pm

Why would you want to blurt that out? Seems kinda dickish to me, but then again, I don't know your sister.

Comment by Edward Regis Condon on December 26, 2012 at 4:58pm
Another instance of the utility of the single word/response "whatever"
Comment by Marc on December 26, 2012 at 7:51pm
"It won't help", is short, sweet, truthful, doesn't open up a god debate at an inappropriate time, and at the same time doesn't let her walk away thinking she slipped one in one you.
Comment by James Cox on December 27, 2012 at 2:16am

This has happen to me. I just suggest that I need all the help I can get. I don't really like pissing people off, most of them mean well.


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