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!
@ Joann - I feel your anger. I could not agree more. Some Christians say that because the people that God gave too much to handle, ARE DEAD! They are not around to say to these Christians, "Um, God gave me too much to handle."
Or the ones who died in the rubble of 9/11. Whose prayers weren't answered. Though you see plenty of stories about people who were late to work that day in the towers, because God intervened.
If you point out those who commit suicide, then the Christians find a nice, neat way to CRITICIZE them, somehow putting the blame on them rather than taking back their words. It truly pisses me off.
I have to admit - I don't have any particular pet hated ones specifically
But every single one that is hypocritical sticks burrs under my saddle. And the whole smug arrogance thing pisses me off too.
Walrus, I think you've hit the nail on the head. Their "sayings" are all aggravating, but it really is the way they say them with that smug arrogance and smirk that really pisses me off. It's like a four year old kid saying, "nah, nah," and sticking his/her tongue out. In that aspect, they're all just a bunch of snotty nosed brats.
I'm sure we come off that way more than our fair share of the time.
I hate it when people say "children are blessings from God" or "your son is a gift from God." I love my son dearly, but I'll take the credit for his existence, thanks. Did God go through 10 months of pregnancy and 17 hours of a horrific labor and nearly hemorrhage to death on the delivery room table? I think not.
What about the doctors? ;P
I was going to reply to this with some input but all the usual phrases that annoy me have been posted at least once or twice. Great thread!! I'm really enjoying it!
"I will pray for you" - I'm actually OK with this one. It means that, while they are praying for me, they are not bothering some other poor sod.
"You are going to hell" - My usual response is along the lines of "You'd best be nice to me now, 'cause by the time you join me there, I'll already be running the place!"
"Because god said so" - "Really? Next time you talk to him, tell him to deliver his own damn messages!!"
This actually makes me laugh because it's so completely NOT what science says that whoever created this was most likely an Atheist having fun because I can't see a Christian even getting science THIS wrong ...
Simpletons simplifying the most complex set of questions that the greatest set of scientific minds have been studying for hundreds of years. Searching for answers using the scientific method. Finding truth, facts and proof along the way without the "god gap". Stunning stupidity, denial and ignorance.