Sorry if this discussion is duplicated.
I, as most of you, am atheist, but find myself saying thinks like "Oh my god!". I recently saw Monsters vs Aliens, and found very funny Dr. Cockroach Ph.D when he exclaims
"By Hawking's chair!"
I find that is a very good atheist exclamation (even more that Dr. Cockroach is voiced by Hugh Laurie) and decided to think other possible atheist/scientific exclamations, like:
"By Darwin's beard!"
"By Sagan's eyebrows!" or maybe "By Sagan's turtleneck!"
And these I don't like so much, since sound kind of religious:
"Good Science!" / "Oh my Science!" / "Science help us!"
I may not use this a lot on real talk, but I have used a couple online, on tweets and Facebook, and I like them.
Do any of you use something similar? Can you think of any other exclamation?
yep, force of habit. I still go oh my god 'til now. But then many others go, Jeezzhus Christ without really meaning the big JC. they even go 'oh my f*ckng god!' or 'f*ckng christ! I forgot!' Lately, I've slipped into
'oh your god' and 'oh their god' and using OYG! Hahaha!
I like Will Ferrel's "Great Neptune's Beard!" and "Great Odin's Raven!" from Anchorman.