“What exactly do you mean when you say you’re not religious?” Thomas asked his friend, Sam.
“How can you live a moral life if you don’t embrace God?” Thomas asked. “Don’t you want to see the light? Don’t you want to be saved?”
“Why must you proselytize all the time, Thomas? We’ve been through this game of yours countless times,” Sam said.
“But it’s for your own good, Sam,” Thomas insisted. “I’m just trying to be a good friend”
“Whoa!” Thomas interrupted. “Let’s keep this conversation tranquil, shall we?”
“You want tranquility, Thomas?” Sam said, “then you live your life the way you want to and allow me to live mine the way I want to. I won’t disparage your life choices and I ask you to do the same regarding my life choices. Do we have a deal?”
Written for these daily prompts: MMA Storytime (religion/church), Your Daily Word Prompt (foist), The Daily Spur (race), Word of the Day Challenge (kiss), Ragtag Daily Prompt (tranquil), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (disparage).