April 10th, 2010

thoughtful

Questions: Am I understanding this phrase correctly?

Question the First: I have heard the phrase, "We're going to have a come-to-Jesus talk". Based on the mostly fannish context in which I've seen it, I gather that it's a Firefly reference, and that it's not about literally coming to Jesus, but rather something more like, "You are going to sit down and I'm going to tell you what you NEED to hear, not what you WANT to hear".

Is that an accurate interpretation?


Question the Second: If I am in fact correctly interpreting the phrase, what would be a good Pagan equivalent? Because there are times it would be useful to have such a phrase, but given that I am neither Christian nor a Firefly fan, I'm just not really comfortable with it as it stands. It doesn't have to be a "come-to-Name talk", but that would be convenient, given that most people I deal with would recognize the source, even with a substitution.