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    I'm sure the right-wing-Evangelical-Christians feel the same way when they see me standing there, "unsaved".  They see the same train rushing towards me while I stand in the middle of the tracks, apparently not noticing that a train is coming.

    They often try to get my attention.  That is understandable.  They often wield faux concern to prove their supposed spiritual superiority over me.  That attention is not welcome.

    It sounds here like the parent was using a mixture of the two, regarding smoking.  I'm sure she does really care in some way, but she was also using it as a weapon, to shame and control.

    Wielding concern as a tool to subjugate, often causes people to resist any effort to help contained within the same gesture.    I know that when my parents bring up legitimate concerns about my health, but embed them within self-righteous control language, I am far less likely to listen.  It undermines their legitimate concerns.

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