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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18-03-2012 10:34 #1
Question for athiests, buddists...
18-03-2012 10:44 #2
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18-03-2012 10:46 #3
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 :-)
18-03-2012 10:57 #4Senior Member
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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.
18-03-2012 12:31 #5
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!
18-03-2012 17:11 #6
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.
18-03-2012 18:40 #7
18-03-2012 19:29 #8
Yep i am not religious and use a variety of different phrases containing god, jesus, hell and holy.
18-03-2012 19:38 #9
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).
18-03-2012 20:12 #10Senior Member
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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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