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Comment 57 by InYourFaceNewYorker No. Sorry. Saying like that about a child -- someone a small fraction of your age -- is wrong. It's cruel.

It might also be a wake-up call which causes the recipient to question their belief system: gently (or otherwise) pushing them towards the steep and rocky road of enlightenment. That’s not cruel, that’s helpful in a didactic sort of way.

(BTW, I can’t be bothered to read this whole thread in detail, but it appears the remark was absolutely not made to the individual’s face. Tell me if I’m wrong.)

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