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 get what you're saying and totally agree. But I had to laugh at the combo of "F*CK YOU...Believe in YOURSELF." Very motivational! Hehe.
"You need to read your bible." - I clearly have and they clearly have not.
"Dinosaurs didn't exist. Bones were put here to test our faith." - A day in the life of my idiotic Pentecostal/Church of God relatives.
"Well God don't believe in atheists, therefore atheists don't exist." - Pretty sure you can hear me, touch me, smell me, see me, and if you feel the need to bite, you can taste me too. You get nothing when you try to do any of that with the invisible sky dude.
"Mentally retarded kids were put here to show everyone else how good god is and how blessed we are to not be that way." - What a sick deity you have. He uses the innocent to prove stupid points?
(cancer/car crashes, etc.) "It's just part of god's will" - I don't even have to pick this one apart. It's been done many times already.
"You still believe in god deep down." or "It's just a phase you're going through."- Yeah, ok, I only have the Invisible Pink Unicorn tattooed on my back. I'm guessing they think that I actually wanted a tattoo of a cross instead???
"I would've never guessed you are ATHEIST! (with a scowl on their face)." or "You are too nice and too pretty to be atheist. You should thank god for his blessings to you." or "How can you be so happy all of the time? You're an ATHEIST. (scowl). I would be depressed if I had nothing to live for." - I live for life. I would be depressed all of the time if I lived for death like the xians do... that is the ultimate goal for them... die and go to heaven. Too bad there is no such thing and they're wasting the one real life that they have.
"I didn't come from no monkey." - Lets take a bio course, shall we? Oh, and an English one, too!
"Atheism is devil worship." - FUCK!
Upon learning I am an Atheist, a friend of mine said, "Well, you can believe what you want, but if you're OK with burning in hell for eternity, then...(shrug)"
But the worst is this habit of people where I live(Eastern NC) saying, "you have a blessed day!" I always want to respond with FUCK OFF!...but hold my tongue.
O yeah, I get that crap here too. Drive-thru windows, cashiers at the grocery store. It sucks!
I hate it when people say "Thank God!!!" when I've done something for them. Or, when someone else (say, a doctor) does something (like save their life) for them. Thank the effing doctor! It's such a huge insult to so many people who've put in hours of work, and then a Christian will just act like it's all a miracle that sprang out of no where. Nooo... that doctor didn't train for years and years to perform the "miracle" that saved your life! God just popped him into existence for your benefit!
"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?"
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.