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    Default Question for athiests, buddists...

    Do you use phrases "Oh my God!", "Thank God!"?

    This is just a question out of curiosity, no offense please.

    I'm buddist but sometimes find myself saying "Oh my God" and I feel weird when I think about it. Maybe I should say "Oh my Buddha"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovesushi View Post
    Maybe I should say "Oh my Buddha"
    Heh, my atheist friend says that! I am an atheist too and yes I say "oh my god" and less often "thank god".... And I hate it! But it's just an ingrained thing and I can't help it.

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    Yep, all the time :-) for me, it's more like a saying I have picked up an always said, rather anything to do with god :-)

    same as "holy $h!t" - nothing to do with me worshiping poo :-)

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    I have always been an atheist and use a variety of god and jesus related exclamations as they are just part of every day language.

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    I say Jesus, omg and Jesus Christ all the time. The other day I exclaimed Jesus Christ when a car pulled out in front of me. My 3 year old asked, "why you say Jesus Christ mummy?" lol

    I know religious people who say omg, and Irish relatives are always saying Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

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    I'm an atheist and say it all the time.

    Also, "Oh dear lord." "Holy" something or other gets tossed about as well.

    I don't see them as anything to do with religion - just something I've picked up from other people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut2011 View Post
    Yep, all the time :-) for me, it's more like a saying I have picked up an always said, rather anything to do with god :-)

    same as "holy $h!t" - nothing to do with me worshiping poo :-)
    now you've got me thinking whenever i say "holy shi!t"

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    Yep i am not religious and use a variety of different phrases containing god, jesus, hell and holy.

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    Sometimes. Not often since having kids because I don't want them to use expressions that they cannot adequately comprehend and cannot defend (casual blasphemy tends to annoy the churchy folk we know), but yes, I use the expression 'oh my god!' (lower case 'g' ) and 'For heaven's sake!'.

    They are just expressions that have a cultural history but mean nothing particular - no more than 'for the love of purple' (a frequently used expression around this house).

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    I'm a Buddhist/raised atheist and say Jesus Christ... I don't say oh my god though.


 

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