How do u say OMG if ur an atheist?

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    Apr 06, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    Just curious. If ur not a believer, will u say things such as Omg, jesus christ, for christ's sake.... ?

    If not then what would u say instead of those expressions? I have a friend who is an atheist and he said he would never use 'thanks god'.

    For me i feel those just as expressions and they just come out from my mouth to express some feelings, sometimes people would ask if i'm a christian. Seems like i have been misusing those terms.
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    Apr 06, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    Def tracking this one.
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    Apr 06, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    tyklong saidJust curious. If ur not a believer, will u say things such as Omg, jesus christ, for christ's sake.... ?

    If not then what would u say instead of those expressions? I have a friend who is an atheist and he said he would never use 'thanks god'.

    For me i feel those just as expressions and they just come out from my mouth to express some feelings, sometimes people would ask if i'm a christian. Seems like i have been misusing those terms.
    I just say.. "holy shit" ( fundies hate that!) Or "jesus fucking christ" (have the Jpeg for it if ya want!)
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    Apr 06, 2012 9:05 PM GMT
    I'm not religious and I do say "Oh my god" and "Jesus fucking christ" and the like as they are. They're just words, and they get their points across (as interjections of surprise, anger, embarrassment, etc.) To me, it's idiomatic usage. Just because in English we say it's raining "cats and dogs" doesn't mean actual animals are falling from the sky.
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    Apr 06, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    Scotticus saidI'm not religious and I do say "Oh my god" and "Jesus fucking christ" and the like as they are. They're just words, and they get their points across (as interjections of surprise, anger, embarrassment, etc.) To me, it's idiomatic usage. Just because in English we say it's raining "cats and dogs" doesn't mean actual animals are falling from the sky.
    This.
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    Apr 07, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    "Science H. Logic!"

    ... would seem to work well.


    Although if one wants to be a stickler:

    Swearing or "speaking oaths" was in antiquity a means of affirming a matter and calling upon a higher entity to bear witness to the formation of a contract, and typically to punish either party that broke he terms of that contract.

    In atheism, this would seem to fall apart in that Man becomes the highest authority, and in particular, the word and honor of the person making the affirmation becomes the only "guarantee" of keeping the terms of that contract.

    That and a pile of lawyers and carefully crafted tort law.
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    Apr 07, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    Sweet Zombie Jesus!
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    Apr 07, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    I say "Oh my gato." It's going to catch on.
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    Apr 07, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    I
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    Apr 07, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    Could pull a Jessica Simpleton and say "Oh my Gah"
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 07, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    I say, Mother of Buddha! There are other religions on this planet, and other countries than the USA. You need to get out more.
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    Oh My Lanta! And if it's really big news... you can always turn it into "Oh My Hot Lanta!"
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:43 AM GMT
    tyklong saidHow do u say OMG if ur an atheist?
    It's OYG (Oh Your God).
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:43 AM GMT
    I say christ on a cracker.
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:43 AM GMT
    science dammit!
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    Oh my GaGa, duh.
  • Voice22

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    Apr 07, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    not that im an expert - but isnt sayin "oh my god" technically "using the lords name in vain"?

    so atheists are the ones that should be leading the way yes?
  • dc415

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    Apr 07, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    that would be like an asexual saying "fuck you"...
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    BlakeJ saidI say "Oh my gato." It's going to catch on.


    Hahaha, I'm totally stealing this! icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    BlakeJ saidI say "Oh my gato." It's going to catch on.
    good luck, gretchen couldn't make fetch happen but i wish luck.
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    Apr 07, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    I "Oh My Deity" LOL. It's my way of making fun of false belief systems.

    I usually just say "FUCK!!!" Which annoys Southern Baptists something fierce. LOL. Got a complaint from a neighbor from across the parking lot to the building management last week, in fact. I told the guy, "Time to put on your big boy pants. Folks talk like that in 2012." He called me an asshole. LOL.
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    Apr 07, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    Voice22 saidnot that im an expert - but isnt sayin "oh my god" technically "using the lords name in vain"?
    No, it isn't. The word "god" is not the lord's name. It's a generic word for deity.
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    Apr 07, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    Bender said it best..

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    Apr 07, 2012 2:28 AM GMT
    endo saidSweet Zombie Jesus!


    Heh, that's the one I use most often.

    But anyway, this is kind of a non-topic. As others have pointed out, we all use phrases that we don't literally believe in (feces that's holy? cows that are holy? A savior who tap dances?)

    They're just phrases.

    Why, for that matter, when something goes wrong do we say "fuck" which I think most of us use as a word for having sex? The two aren't related either.
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    Apr 07, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
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    BlakeJ saidI say "Oh my gato." It's going to catch on.
    good luck, gretchen couldn't make fetch happen but i wish luck.


    Thanks, but I don't need luck.