You can laugh about it if you want
Generally accepted definition of parallel lines: ‘Two lines on a plane that are always the same distance apart and never intersect’ (or any variation hereof).
Definition of parallel lines (so my friends tell me) in a very, very strict religious school here in Beirut:
‘Two lines on a plane that are always the same distance apart and never intersect, unless God wills it’.
Obviously, in their eyes, God has nothing on mortal mathematicians naming things. That’s his job.