We've had countless discussions on here about the religious colloquialisms and sayings that others say that we tolerate (e.g. many don't mind something like, ("I hope you get better soon - I'll pray for you", or something as simple as "bless you" after a sneeze). But what about the other end of the spectrum?


What are the xian, or religious for that matter, sayings that drive you crazy or get under your skin? For instance, here are a couple of mine...

  • When a religious person sees another who is down on his luck, or has had some tragedy, or is simply "not as good as" the religious person and they say, "There but for the grace of god go I". How pompous and sanctimonious, not to mention cruel and selfiish
  • Sports figures, actors, etc. who go through the histrionics of thanking god when something great happens to them. What, did god hate the other players/competitors?

You get the idea.


Can't wait to read your thoughts on this!

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When I am blessed by someone, I begin a long, long blessing of my own.  "May the goddess of the oak tree spread her protecting limbs over you, may she shade you from the sun.  May she feed your squirrel friends.  May her acorns land on your head. May ............."  Especially good when blessed by a grocery store clerk and there is a long line after me.  When someone complains, I say, "If you will keep your religious opinions to yourself, so will I."  I know this is not the same as saying I am an atheist, but it better illustrates how annoying having another's prayers foisted on me is.

"Today a xtian advised me that my life had no meaning without (his) god"

Actually, I think it's a bit sad that people "need" a "god" for life to have "meaning."  Why can't life have meaning simply "because?"  Isn't there enough beauty, wonder, etc., without a god or religion?  I know there is for me.

@Ron - I hope you told him/her that!

Hey, Diz - it's been a long while - how have you been?

When people ask me "Why do you hate God"? I like to answer "I do not like Totalitarian Dictatorships", or Total Dic for short.

Totalitarianism: Form of government that theoretically permits no individual freedom and that seeks to subordinate all aspects of the individual’s life to the authority of the government (or leader).

Dictatorship: Form of government in which one person or a small group possesses absolute power without effective constitutional limitations.

Close enough for me!!!

That is, if God existed.

I might say "I don't hate god. But define "god"" - imo, it all goes downhill to the valley of nonsense from there.

during Christmas when i had to do a project for my school about christmass and i put Xmass on the poster and the students got down on me for haveing an x when in the report i said that the x=Christ.

Christmas time when i say happy holidays instead of "Happy Christmas" but im referring to all of the celebrations of all religions to be respectful 

It really irks me when people say "God willing" as if to imply that we have no choice in the matter of whether something happens or not.

I hear ya',  Most of the standard replies one hears, even in America, from people whose vocabulary is still mired in the 12th century disgusts me.  Consistent with declaring my atheism some 25-years ago, after being a life-long skeptic and agnostic, I started to clear my vocabulary of all such ancient BS and references to gods, God, or any of that mythology-based verbal feces.

I grow weary of people thanking their god for solving a problem that, if he existed, he could have prevented to begin with. We are in the middle of a drought and yesterday we got less than an inch of rain. Everyone I spoke to in person and tons of people on Facebook were thanking their god for this miniscule amount of rain that we so needed. It wasn't enough and we needed it weeks ago but hey, gawd is good for giving us this tiny bit of rain. Seriously?

'I will believe for you.'

'I will pray for you.'

'Read X passage, it will help.'

'There is a christian men's group, here's their number.'

'god said.....'

'Your brain will work better, if you believe in god.'

'Don't worry, god will cure me.'

'Would you like a copy of the Watch Tower?'

'We have desided that that is a settled truth!'

'You must be hard hearted to reject Christ!'

'Do you love your Mother? Yes! Prove it.'



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