@ Thinking Allowed
"It's heavy Catholic. According to Jerry, they're satanists."
I was told quite bluntly and in a matter-of-fact manner last year by a 'born-again' Jerryite, that my faithful and devout Catholic mother is 'highly likely' to be burning in hell for the sin of being a Catholic.
As an agnostic, I could have just laughed at his hatefulness, but my love for my mother and my Irish Catholic upbringing meant that this pos was extremely, extremely, lucky he did not get a 4 by 2 wrapped around his head. If I had done that, my teaching career would most definitely be over. I walked away seething.
I got in his face the following morning in a quiet school corridor and politely told him what I thought of him. Despite him being 30 years my junior and 20 kilos heavier than me, he must have seen the anger in my eyes because I could see fear in his eyes.