Ah, but that's knowledge, and that's different than belief. However, having the two coincide is hard for some people, but I do quite enjoy those who can mix the two.
A dula, really? How charming! I take it she's going to have a home birth, then? I know they have places where proper midwives set up rooms for pregnant women to come give birth, but a dula, I am not so certain. Funny, I'm wondering if that comes from "dulahin" now. I'll have to look it up!
But Ares is...well, yes, "a little rough around the edges" doesn't rightly begin to describe it, depending on the times and moods he's found in, but his purpose does not excuse his behaviour. Don't feel obliged to just "deal with it" as it were because of his nature.
[After all Phoebe's been through, can she really be expected to give many people "a break"? ...her family, that is. Aside from her daughters and the earliest of them all, it's quite hard to do so.]
...okay, now, the thing with Melpomene is just ludicrous. If I see him, I'll give him the stink eye and some attitude for you, just for that.