By Sasha Gabriel
Copyright © 2011 Sasha Gabriel
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“It’s ridiculous, that’s why!” Jason snorted.
“But why is it ridiculous?” she countered, clearly upset.
“Look, no one’s ever proven that a soul exists!” He was frustrated. “It’s junk that religion feeds you so they can control you… ‘Believe in us or your soul will burn in Hell’,” he said in a sing-song voice.
Stephanie loved him but here was something else they would never agree on. She decided to drop it.
“You hungry?” her voice more cheerful than she felt.
He nodded, feeling guilty about hurting her feelings.
Watching her carefully choose a piece of lettuce to eat from her salad, he started.
“Steph… I know this belief stuff is important to you, but it’s not to me. I’m sorry I hurt you but I can’t lie to you. I love you. Can we get past this?”
Stephanie grabbed his hand. “’Course we can. I don’t mean to come across all strict or something but I do believe we all have souls. It’s just that…” she shrugged.