Religious Differences

This is going to seem so small and petty but now that you’re with a protestant, you have to hold on to your catholic lingo.  I have noticed that catholics say someone died or passed away, never ‘passed’.  Believe it or not, I’ve noticed this and it always felt foreign to me.  And I’ve noticed protestant people say it.  But I’ve never heard a Catholic say it.  Hold on to your heritigage, girl.  Don’t let those protestants change you.  Next thing I know you’ll be saying you’ll be telling me to have a bless’d day.  I hope you know this is tongue in cheek, but based on truth.  Yes, I’m very small.  Noone sees this email but you, right?

Your perfect mother,


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    • 1.  Kris

      The amount of religious guilt here is very heavy.

      Hey, look, I know you’re not my religion anymore, but always be it. K?

      And I love the irony of that last line, considering it ended up on here…

      August 28, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    • 2.  Holiday Djinn

      I too enjoy the Catholic Guilt in this letter. As i am sure we are all aware that Catholics are the leaders when it comes to religious guilt. Followed closely behind by Jewish people.

      I must also note, that i really do think that the game is up when Mothers start getting hip to this site. Seriously, i doubt few will recognize the beauty of this site. They will probably think we are laughing at them (which we are). Instead of seeing this site out for what it is: A kind hearted look at what happens when technology and the older generation come together with the amazing disjointed prose that follow.

      <3 this site!

      August 28, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    • 3.  Elizabeth

      I’m was raised as a Protestant (Anglican) and I also dislike “passed”. Most people I know use “died” or “passed away”. I have never noticed a distinction based on religion.

      August 28, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    • 4.  Kgrrrl

      Oh that’s just funny!
      Who cares? Now really?
      it’s funny!

      August 28, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    • 5.  K

      Aw, I feel bad for the mom that her e-mail ended up on here. What happened to trust???

      August 29, 2008 at 3:07 am

    • 6.  Brat

      I have a VERY Catholic friend who says people “passed”. I’m Protestant, and I was raised to say they ‘died’ or ‘passed on’. Weird.

      I wish I still had a Mom. *sigh*

      August 29, 2008 at 12:10 pm

      • 6.1  Mattingly

        Hey, that post leaves me feeling fioolsh. Kudos to you!

        May 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm

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    • 7.  TBD94

      hahhaa my MOm says this stuff all the time!!! this is great!

      August 29, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    • 8.  Beth

      Sorry, kids – the game is up! I’m a Mom, and i LOVE this website!

      You guys are pretty sweet!

      August 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    • 9.  JK!

      @K – you’re kidding, right?

      August 29, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    • 10.  MYMOMROX

      “Noone sees this email but you, right?”

      Aww… I love her, just for that. How cute is maternal innocence???

      September 2, 2008 at 3:00 am

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