What habits or actions do you continue to do that would get your Atheism card revoked?  This is totally tongue-in-cheek, but I have realized how my somewhat religious upbringing has colored my language as well as other things.  

So, I figured we could have a confessional discussion where we admit our sins against atheism.  After all, if folk are going to persist in calling atheism a religion, maybe we should indulge a little and see how it works out for us.

My sins include using language like "God only knows" and saying to people who have sneezed "bless you".  What the hell are you heathens doing that is the antithesis of atheism? 

UPDATE: This post continues to get attention and one thing I have noticed, with both amusement and frustration, is that some people do not seem to notice that this is largely tongue-in-cheek.  I posted this as a way of acknowledging the influence that religion has had and continues to have on our lives, our society, our language, and our habits.  We all know that atheism is not a religion, goddammit! ;-)

Have a blessed day.

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I got into the habit of saying "Christ-on-a-bike!" as a general exclamation.  Don't ask me why, it's just something my friend and I started doing in high school.

Christ-on-a-bike, someone else who says "Christ-on-a-bike!"  I also like to say "Jesus Creepers" and "Merlin's Balls!"  

lol, I guess my sin would be kinda the same as yours. I always swear to god (I use it only as an expression). And I never read the entire bible. But I got pretty far into Genesis.

I'm with you Sarah.  I love Christmas!

 

Are Mumford and Sons a religious band?

 

There's this new singer I've recently been into and I can tell he's a Christian.  You can look him up on youtube, he's called King Charles.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN_cOsjErDE

 

This song isn't really religious, but some of his other ones are.  But they are all really good.

M&S may not be a religious band, but they are almost certainly influenced by Christianity (as well as by Shakespeare, Steinbeck and Homer).  Take a listen to "White Blank Page," "Roll Away Your Stone," "Winter Winds" or "Awake My Soul."

I sing Christmas songs in Summer, although I "hate" Christmas...I had as a Christian as well.  I also hate Christmas songs at Christmas.  They're really best in the warm months.

Forgive me website for I have sinned ;)

Let's see, I say "God forbid," and "Bless you"

I yell at the sky when frustrated (but no longer think there is someone up there to yell at.)

 

Errrrr...

Oh I stone the infidels and bask in his radiance and fury.

No... wait. I don't do that last bit.

I must say/shout "GODDAMNIT" at least 10-15x a day at work.  But to be fair, if my goddamn company would put together a better goddamn database, I wouldn't have to yell goddamnit so much.

 

Also, aside from "motherfucker" or "cunt" I think "goddamnit" tends to raise the most eyebrows, which let's be honest, is the point of muttering cusses under your breath to begin with.  It relieves a little stress, but mostly it lets people know that you are NOT HAPPY.

thanks Tex in the City...u made my evening!!!  lmfao

Haha glad to help!

i still say "blessyou" at sneezes out of habit, but some friends of mine who know of my lack of faith have started saying "nothinghappenswhenyoudie" when i sneeze.  i think its adorable.

I answer to the name Jesus. Whenever someone exclaims “Jesus!” I reply with “Yes?!”

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