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Current time: November 15, 2019, 4:45 pm

Poll: Atheists, are you comfortable saying "oh my god"?
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Yes
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14 77.78%
No
22.22%
4 22.22%
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Oh my god.
#11
RE: Oh my god.
In my common language I'll use the words "jesus christ" when something happens that I can't quite believe or when I'm shocked.
Jesus = unbelievable which is how I tend to think that everyone uses it. It really signifies to me that most everyone relates Jesus to an unbelievable event.
Which I find to be most rational Smile

The "oh my god" phrase has really come to mean something about the same thing, but it can be used in any number of ways.
I use it all the time.

I like using "bless you" when someone sneezes because then I'll say "Since I'm an atheist, does the bless you really count ?"
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#12
RE: Oh my god.
(May 7, 2019 at 7:24 pm)wyzas Wrote: jesus fucking muhammad.

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(August 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm)KevinM1 Wrote: "I'm not a troll"
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#13
RE: Oh my god.
I use whatever works.
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#14
RE: Oh my god.
I do. 
Lol...I'd likely give the finger to any atheist who would attempt to chastise me for it. Or laugh at them.

Is it that serious? What's this all about?
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#15
RE: Oh my god.
Lots of non-believers use "God", the majority of which self-identify as "Christian". They're the real hypocrites.
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#16
RE: Oh my god.
@AgnosAtheis That' what she said.
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#17
RE: Oh my god.
Sometimes I like to say "Sweet Lucifer" but you don't think I am a Satanist? Also I remember I once watched that movie "Meet The Fockers" where the whole movie is about meeting the Jewish family and I was surprised how much Jews yell the word "Jesus" out loud and yet Jesus doesn't mean shit to them and as a matter of fact they say 'Jesus' when they're tired of saying 'shit'.

BTW we had the exact topic recently

https://atheistforums.org/thread-58590.html
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#18
RE: Oh my god.
(May 7, 2019 at 4:22 pm)AgnosAtheis Wrote: As an atheist, do you feel comfortable using that popular expression of surprise?

I try to replace god with dog but I still find myself slipping up. The accidental cognitive dissonance is strong with this one.

On a relevant note, I have previously offended someone religious when I put extra effort to avoid the mention of god. Lol.

BQ: Are you put off by people who apply religious words into everyday speech? ("oh my god" "thank god.." "jesus christ!" etc)

I voted incorrectly.

I have no problem using 'religious' expressions, like "oh my god", "jesus f'n Christ", etc. Doesn't make me uncomfortable at all.

Why let the Christians have all the best expletives?

There are many common sayings in the English language that have a religious source, that I'll bet you use:

Bite the dust, drop in the bucket, the Writings on the Wall, the blind leading the blind, broken heart, can a leopard change its spots, A man after my own heart, Labor of love, Letter of the law, and a couple of dozen more common sayings are Biblical in origin.

You'd believe if you just opened your heart" is a terrible argument for religion. It's basically saying, "If you bias yourself enough, you can convince yourself that this is true." If religion were true, people wouldn't need faith to believe it -- it would be supported by good evidence.
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#19
RE: Oh my god.
Well noted, guys. I personally take responsibility to how I come across to others. And rather not be misunderstood for representing myself with something I don't believe in. So I try to avoid using them whenever possible. Besides it's fun coming up with new expressions and swearing words.

Totally with you there, @Brian37 . It's indeed rude when people slather 'blessings and prayers' in your face whilst fully aware of your stance on religion. Even more so if they've been specifically told to stop.

@zebo-the-fat ZEUS indeed!

Lol, @wyzas scoring two birds with one stone.

@Fake Messiah Sweet baby potatoes, thanks for bringing that to my attention. Will include in ori post if editable. -- (update: it doesn't seem to be)
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#20
RE: Oh my god.
I often use the word "Shit"  ... as its not just the Gods that create shit  Hehe
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