Tameria2001 - " I remember once when I was around 12, my mother told me that if we, referring to the JWs, were allowed to stone our kids, she would. What was my crime, you might be asking? Absolutely NOTHING. She just told me that out of the blue. She said the only reason JWs don't stone their kids is 'because of the law of the land doesn't permit it'. Yea, she was a real peach, and I mean that sarcastically."
That's kinda scary.
I'm sad to report that my Dad used to say something similar when he was pissed with me, but more along the lines of, "you're lucky, in Biblical times parents had to stone their kids to death for being disrespectful".
I never actually thought he wanted to, but by the time I was around 15, I was tired of hearing it...
...so in front of everybody else there (he'd said it in front of a group of relatives, so I felt turnabout was fair play), I picked up a sizable rock, took his hand, slapped it into his palm, and turned my back with my arms spread out, saying, "you remind me of that so much, you obviously want to do it, so get it over with."
Obviously the bluff worked, but you should have seen the shocked (and later, ashamed) look on his face. I loved my Dad, but I will confess to no small amount of satisfaction at the moment...
...not to mention that he never brought up the subject again.
Never underestimate the effect of successfully calling someone out on their bullshit.