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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Yes, and thank 'god' that EVERYTHING does not happen for any reason, all at once!

For some reason everything, right now, just seems absurd. I try to stay away from amature disaster films or psycho-dramas.

Amen, Sister!

The most ridiculous, idiotic and insane comment is this one: "Well, everything happens for a reason!" This just infuriates me. For starters, whenever I hear people say this, something has just happened within their little world, they didn't get a job they wanted, or they attended a party that they didn't want to go to and then ended up meeting someone they enjoyed, etc. Let's look outside our narrow field of vision and test that theory. A child is kidnapped and murdered....what's the reason for that? How about a houseful of children dying in a house fire?  Or thousands dying in a famine? A mother of five dying of breast cancer? A suicide bomber killing 25 people? Airplanes as weapons killing over 3,000? You're looking me in the eye and saying EVERYTHING happens for a reason? You have never given that statement any thought, have you? Just spouting it out cuz you heard someone else say it.

Well said Susan! And thank you ma'am.

I expect that 'shit happens', would be equally unacceptable? Or 'its not in the cards'. Or 'my horoscope says....'

Sadly, I had a Tarot cards reading once, but it told me what I already knew! That was the best I ever had!

'Tortured suspects said...'

That is because the book that accompanies most Tarot Card decks gives so called answers in the form of broad sweeping generalizations that could hold truths pertaining to everyone of reasonably "normal" or "status quot" lives. LOL 

I love hearing that one.

As irritating as it is, I await my moment to turn that right around on the theist. I know at some point they are going to complain about something, or other wrong doing, or problem they have that they have no answer for and I simply say "that's because God wants it that way eh?"..."that's what he wants for you". "RIGHT?".

Never really gets a good response. But they know I don't give a shit. That I'm arrogant, ignorant and down right humorous about their plight. They gonna pray for me so I'm good.

"I'll pray for you" is about the only one that gets under my skin. Or even "Pray for me". There are other, equally superstitious sayings that bother me more, but they aren't religious/xian sayings so I'll refrain even though I'm tempted to expound.

1.  What the hell does John 3:16 have to do with sports John 3:16 is For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ for whoever believith in him shall not parish, but have everlasting life"

yet at every single sporting event I have ever seen there are a ton of people holding signs that say John 3:16

2. "Everything happens for a reason."  Everything happens because it either just happens, like a letter falling off a gas station sign, or a person dieing of cancer even though they have been treated.  Or it happens because we make it happen, I glued a picture to a piece of paper and let it dry and that is how that happened! 

3. What would Jesus do or WWJD?  Example my born again Christian sister said that to me when she saw me smoking a cigarette, AS AN ADULT!  I said ____ I am not trying to be Jesus, I am just trying to be me, and me is good enough. 

I really could go on and on about this but I am sure the other replies are similar to what I think and would have said anyway. 

Are you sure Jesus didn't smoke? I heard someone caught him puffing on a camel --

That shouldn't count because he didn't swallow. I mean inhale.

Mmmm maybe that was Clinton.

ha ha ha


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