Friday, March 21, 2014

She said, "What do you mean by religious?"

So he asked the wise old lady, "Are you religious?"

She said, "What do you mean by religious?"

Ah, he thought, I hate it when people toss questions back at me!  After pondering it a moment, he tossed it back: "What do you mean?"

"Well," she said, "Everybody is religious about something; even atheism can be a religion, and, therefore, atheists religious."

He said, "I never thought of it that way."

She said, "Even politics can be a religion.  When people get all upset when you oppose their political views, you are, in essence, insulting their religion."

He said, "Interesting."  

She said, with a smile, "So what do you mean by religious?"