"Or dead. The fear of retribution, revenge, and hell probably stops
some wars and feuds and mean little travesties."
"Don't kid yourself."
Flo didn't seem to hear any of this. "It seems to keep us from thinking.
From stretching and growing. It seeks to keep us small and afraid, like
children, while only a few have the power and retain it by perpetuating
these limits."
"Like parents."
"Hah." Iris sounded bitter.