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...
You get the idea.
Can't wait to read your thoughts on this!
I say "oh my God" now, and it's partially because it's considered sacrilegious. I spent my whole childhood and early 20s avoiding saying God's name "in vain", so for me it's just another form of liberation. Keep that in mind when you hear people say it! Just know they're disrespecting their own imaginary friend. :)
Cara, every prayer they say is in vain ;-)
Indeed it is, Dogly. But they don't know that. It's all about intent here. They're supposed to pray, and they're not supposed to use God's name in vain. If they stop praying and go around saying "Oh my God", they're undermining their own beliefs.
But yes, it's all just pointless. My only point is... I can say what I want :D
Actually, God is not his name. Calling him God came from the Jewish practice of not saying his name in vain. The only time it was allowed in many sects of Judaism was inside the the Tent of Meeting. Only priests were allowed there... Anyhow, they used the word Adonai meaning Lord in place of Yahweh which is his name. If you want to be sacrilegious then say his actual name casually, but people may just look at you funny.
Of course now many Jews will insist on typing G-d. It's not short for "God damn", they are afraid of putting the word God into text. So walling off "Yahweh" so thoroughly isn't enough for them, now they can't even use their substitute word.
it's supposed to say "for jesus" like 4 Gs US or maybe it was only GGGG US
but its just "for jesus"
GGG isw the plural of "G"s, followed by us spells Jeezus. The rando use of OMIGOD by the young folks ticks me off, too.
Do you mean the the hebrew word, shalam? It means peace just as salaam does. You would just look silly screaming it.
"Shalam. Or else."
Would look good on a license plate.
Any time that they discard scientific fact as being dumbfounded and irrelevant. People who look at science and don't accept hard earned knowledge as factual. Then when others turn around and claim that science, knowledge, and understanding backs up their personal agendas. Basically whenever someone treats the blood sweat and tears of hard working scientists trying to give people knowledge of which to form their own opinion as if it were a tool, or disregard it completely.
"God works in mysterious ways"....I really hate that people allocate any significant thing that happens to "God's will".... bloody poppy-cock.
My absolute all time MOST hated expression is........"god wouldn't give you more than you can handle" What a load of crap!! A quick look around reveals that he in fact does it ALL day EVERY day ALL around the world! Why do you think people end up having nervous breakdowns, or committing suicide...............that's right....they couldn't f*#(@ing HANDLE it.
This was in fact the phrase that sent me over the edge and caused me to finally become an atheist. At a time when we were facing a MOST dire situation, someone said this, and I blew a fuse! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Is THAT the god you believe in?? A god who would send you to the gates of hell, but expect you to hang on with your broken fingernails? I decided there and then that if that god existed, he seriously needed to get the hell away from me!I
See?? I get bent out of shape just thinking about it!