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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"If god meant for us to (insert idiotic remark), he would've (insert idiotic remark)."

exempli gratia  If god meant for us to fly he would've given us wings.

Turn that one around.  "If god didn't mean for us to respond to such idiotic comments properly, he wouldn't have given us middle fingers."

My favorite is my dad's, "Thanks be to God!" after anything positive happens. I even get it shorthand in texts, "Blah blah blah, TBTG!" ... It makes me want to reply every time, "so is that sort of like LGBT or something?"


Excellent :-)

THAT I will use!  Thank you.

Most of what they say doesn't bother me actually.  I have trouble sitting through sermons though, especially when the preacher/whoever can't stop mentioning Jesus.  I almost broke out laughing at a funeral when the preacher uttered the phrase "The Christ".  "Christ Jesus" is annoying too, and was repeated frequently.  I guess, basically, I'm sick of hearing about Jesus.

oh my God, 'Christ Jesus' makes me want to rip my hair out.  It's the WAY they say it too!  

When I hear people mention Jesus I can't help but laugh! I always picture an African American 'stereotypical' preacher crying "Praise Jeebus!" with the emphasis that is given in the middle of a sermon and which normally leads to song, or is followed by "Give me an Amen brothers and sisters!".

I get very tempted to turn around and start talking like that to whoever mention the name.

My mother had a very strange one. She never used the word 'proud' because of Proverbs 16:18. Instead, she would substitute it with 'I am well pleased.' not particularly bad, but it always bugged me.

That would bug me because you know what she really means and feels.  She's just masking it out of superstition.

"It's God's will" to justify whatever.


"The Lord works in mysterious ways" when something that seems not to jibe with a loving God happens.


"...is in a better place now."  THEY'RE DEAD!


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