Have you ever wondered how religion has influenced our language just try exclaiming!!!!

  • OMG!
  • Good God!
  • Oh God!
  • Jesus Christ!
  • Gor blimey! (God blind me)
  • Crikey! (Christ's keys) etc etc

Does anyone have any decent non-theist exclamations? 

Thanks : )

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That was brilliant Reg. Nice one.

I met a woman recently and we got to talking about Atheism. Turned out she was a very militant Atheist. All I could think was “there must be a god” – lol. Anyway we decided beforehand to use only the names of Greek or Roman gods so it was hilarious. I think she called me Hitchens once but that’s ok. Haha.

Heavens!

Heaven forbid!

It's a miracle!

Like the devil (e.g., "It hurts like the devil")

Angels (e.g., "You're an angel!")

Holy (whatever, e.g., Holy shit!)

The other night I came up with 'Thank Gord!'

I'm going to try to use it whenever I can.

Almost as good as Cheeses is lard.

Love the irony but it is still God by proxy

i catch myself saying a whole bunch of religious stuff.. it's kind of embedded in the arabic language.. so i make up words.. in english too.. an example would be "bazinga" from the big bang theory..

i've caught myself blabbering words like "oh my george" " oh godzilla" "for the love of humus"..

:D

I love "for the love of hummus" .. Have to tell that to my wife LOL

Purging religious references from your language is a very silly gesture. Besides, using them is sacrilegious, which is why I will continue to use them.

For once Unseen, we agree - to even consider purging them grants them a significance they haven't earned.

pax vobiscum,
archaeopteryx
www.in-His-own-image.com

By doing this, we're essentially "hijacking" these things just like we do holidays, diluting them, changing their very meanings. Just another delightful example of how religions are etched away like any other culture, bit by bit.

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