LOL!! my Mom used to say crap like that all the time (she is dead now).
She would tell us (her sons) how much she regretted not being more strict about making us
go to church when we were kids, and it was all her fault that we turned out to be heathens :)
This is sad, but also funny, and relevant to the topic.
What's the creepiest thing a theist has ever said to you?
That there is a God and he is Great and that he Loves me....:p....pfffffthh..
This thread prompted me to register on this site actually.
My sister who remains in the evangelical church myself and my other, middle sister have both left, has said to me delightful things such as:
'You're going to get such a shock when you die'.
and when I said I wasn't a christian anymore, she once replied
'Yes you are' which is even more offensive than the previous statement.
Charming, cheers sis! Good job I still love her huh.
I agree that she is referring to that. It reminds me of a time several years ago (when my mother sensed that I was moving away from religion) when she said, "You're gayness doesn't affect your salvation." Like that was going to make a difference. And it is somewhat insulting, because I know that when she says stuff like that, she is relying on the "fact" that my sins can be forgiven. Great. A big part of who I am is a sin. Nice.
She hasn't pushed it since then. I feel she is afraid of what will come out of my mouth if she does. And she should be afraid:)