My salad dressing days


Gimme bondage over the bible any day
October 9, 2008, 8:35 pm
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“Is there any religion in your family?” asked the hospital receptionist in the style of the more common question to trip off the tongues of medical personnel: “Is there any <insert name of unpleasant inherited disease> in your family?”

“Good gracious, no!” I replied. No closet Islamic terrorist siblings or spooky Seventh Day Adventist second cousins to speak of!

Which brought me to mind of the fact that we will be taking our littlies to a church service this weekend (entirely unavoidable) and I’m realising that their only frame of reference for things religious is a recent viewing of ‘The Sound of Music’. Help!

[Tangentially, when The Daughter was asked by her grandmother to describe the plot of TSOM, she responded jauntily: “It’s about a nun who turns into a mum!” Eat your heart out, Jonathon Woss.]

As I remarked to a friend this morning, I’d rather they quizzed me about sex than the likelihood of the existence of God.

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Yes as long as they don’t quote the only known incidence of swearing in TSOM. That scene when Maria goes back to the abbey and has to talk with the Mother Superior (just before Climb Every Mountain)who asks her…”What is it Maria, you cunt-face?”

Comment by OvaGirl

Prepare for plenty of questions on both topics!

Comment by Timmy A




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