Ah, Winter's Solstice when Christians promulgate their reason for the season! I was sitting there, minding my own business when my mother in law (whom I love and is a real great person) said: "things are much worse now than when the bible was written." My response was: well, now God doesn't tell us to kill all the males (of our enemies) rape all the women, and take all the children for slaves! And she said, that's blaspheming and I won't have it in my house! And I said, it's your bible mom, I didn't write it! And she said, well, there are some strange things in there! And I decided to keep my mouth shut, and preserve peace, while my wife took my son and headed for the hills!
Sometimes I find it very hard to keep my mouth shut, my dad and I could usually tolerate each other for about one day before we would get into it. He would say something so stupid that I couldn't help myself and would have to respond to it. Then the shit would hit the fan, and he would end up getting his feelings hurt and yada, yada, yada!