(sorry about the sporadic posts, folks. Still recovering from The Fucking Flu)
The proper response to words you don’t like is more words: rebuking words, counter-argument words, dismissive words, insulting words.
Not a punch.
Yes, even if it’s your mom or your religion they’re talking about.
We’ve learned this as children. You’re the leader of a major religion and a small city-state.
Act like it.