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Atheist saying, "Oh, my God!"

  1. Mark Johann profile image57
    Mark Johannposted 4 years ago

    Do they believe in God by using this expression? I am sure it is insulting to use expressions which one doesn't believe.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You are a technology teacher?  Are your students quiet yet?  Do any of them ever use this expression? If they do, whom do you feel is insulted? God, the student, or you?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Basically, it's proof that, at heart, everybody believes God is real.
      It's just become so popular during the last couple of years to say ya don't believe,  and to use those terms as a negative thing.

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        No more than "taking the Lord's name in vain" shows that the believer hates god.

      2. BuddiNsense profile image61
        BuddiNsenseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        So if anyone say BS, is it a proof that everybody in their heart believes BS will solve their problem?

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          Brenda Durhamposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          lol
          No, it's proof that people don't watch what they say.

          1. BuddiNsense profile image61
            BuddiNsenseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Old habits die hard smile!!

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              Brenda Durhamposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Yep. Agreed!

      3. Zelkiiro profile image94
        Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, you are so full of misinformation that it's almost sad how pathetic it is.

        Here's a fun phrase for you to learn:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_of_speech

        You don't use figures of speech to state a literal meaning; a figure of speech is a reflexive, nonsensical exclamation. Like "wow." Or "oh crap." Or "for crying out loud." Or "oh my god."

        Do you understand this simple explanation? Or do I need to dumb it down further?

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      Deepes Mindposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think that for some, it is a figure of speech and not meant literally. It's similar to getting angry with someone and telling them to kiss your butt. You are not literally inviting a person to apply their lips to your derriere. It's just a statement of expression to display a specific emotion. Sure there are other phrases that can be used, but some habits are hard to break when expressions are used often

      1. JMcFarland profile image86
        JMcFarlandposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I prefer Oh my flying spaghetti monster.  Omfsm for short.

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          Deepes Mindposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, JM, I know you are a pastafarian that seeks the embrace of the noodley appendages of the fsm and revel in the ecstasy that comes with grabbing a hold of, fondling, and accepting the holy teabagging of hie meaty balls (Ramen) lol


          However, this does bring up another point. Even pastafarians can say "OMG' when referring to the FSM.
          The term in itself does not specifically have to refer to the Christian God. It is a possessive statement that can be referenced to any deity

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    Emile Rposted 4 years ago

    'Oh my I don't believe in God' wouldn't have the same effect. It's too long anyway. Maybe they should just say 'oh shit' because something like 'fiddlesticks' doesn't seem to fit the standard atheist profile. It's easier to imagine them saying 'oh shit'.

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      MysticMoonlightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ha, Emile! I love this response!

 
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