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zrs70
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Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Mon Oct 17, 2022 4:15 pm

And if so - do you blame God when something tragic happens?
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Mon Oct 17, 2022 5:19 pm

"Thank god for that" and "O god" have both been used by me, mostly in the past. They are just figures of speech, for me at least.

As an agnostic bordering on full atheist, I'm not addressing any kind of higher power by using those words.
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Mon Oct 17, 2022 5:36 pm

I try not to but when I hurt myself or something very stupid I definitely yell the name on his son.

I feel silly doing it being that I’m not religious, but whatever.
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Mon Oct 17, 2022 6:13 pm

I use it as a figure of speech. When I say it, I am not thinking about God, nor think "religiously" at that point.
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:53 pm

EstherLouise wrote:
I use it as a figure of speech. When I say it, I am not thinking about God, nor think "religiously" at that point.

Same here.
zrs70 wrote:
And if so - do you blame God when something tragic happens?

Usually, its more a "Thank 'eff" than a "Thank God" and when something frustrating happens, I just drop the "Thank" and draw out the " 'eff" :biggrin:
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:07 pm

EstherLouise wrote:
I use it as a figure of speech. When I say it, I am not thinking about God, nor think "religiously" at that point.


Same.
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:42 pm

I say “thank god” or”Oh god, shut the he’ll up” even though I have no reason to believe in its existence. It is just a figure of speech to me.

Virtual737 wrote:
As an agnostic bordering on full atheist,


Gnosticism and theism are separate fields, one deals with the certainty and one with the belief. Gnostic means to o know and agnostic means not to know whereas theism is to believe and atheism is not to believe. An agnostic theist does not know but believes. A gnostic atheist knows there is not believes there is not. An agnostic atheist does not know but believes. I am in that last category ( as I think you probably are) in that I don’t believe (atheist) but cannot for certain say there is no higher power (what with it being an unfalsifiable claim).

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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Mon Oct 17, 2022 10:58 pm

Occasionally it comes out as a figure of speech, but I'm much more likely to say 'thank goodness' in relief or 'oh FFS' in frustration.
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Tue Oct 18, 2022 12:50 am

When I said "Oh god why" I ain't actually demanding an explanation from god.
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Tue Oct 18, 2022 4:07 am

Hell yes, all the goddamn time!

Thank god for small mercy's.

Tugg
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Tue Oct 18, 2022 4:09 am

Tugger wrote:
Hell yes, all the goddamn time!

Thank god for small mercy's.

Tugg


mercy mercy mercy

Hell yeah!
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Tue Oct 18, 2022 4:16 am

Awe STREWTH mate….. I’ll say it if and when a special person gets indicted :bigthumbsup:
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Tue Oct 18, 2022 8:07 am

Most sincere Atheists such as myself , avoid it but admit to slip ups in certain public and private situations - childhood indoctrinations do leave
some lingering hard to shed habits.


BN747
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Tue Oct 18, 2022 1:20 pm

BN747 wrote:
Most sincere Atheists such as myself , avoid it but admit to slip ups in certain public and private situations - childhood indoctrinations do leave
some lingering hard to shed habits.


BN747

I’m an atheist and don’t avoid it in the same way as I’m happy to describe someone as away with the fairies.

Fred


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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Wed Oct 19, 2022 3:20 am

flipdewaf wrote:
BN747 wrote:
Most sincere Atheists such as myself , avoid it but admit to slip ups in certain public and private situations - childhood indoctrinations do leave
some lingering hard to shed habits.


BN747

I’m an atheist and don’t avoid it in the same way as I’m happy to describe someone as away with the fairies.

Fred


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I am also an atheist so I try not to use that phrase even tho my friends have the faith
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Wed Oct 19, 2022 5:22 am

It is one of the safest words to use. No one can rightfully be offended by any use of it. It is the perfect swear word:-)
 
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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Wed Oct 19, 2022 6:24 am

stratosphere wrote:
flipdewaf wrote:
BN747 wrote:
Most sincere Atheists such as myself , avoid it but admit to slip ups in certain public and private situations - childhood indoctrinations do leave
some lingering hard to shed habits.


BN747

I’m an atheist and don’t avoid it in the same way as I’m happy to describe someone as away with the fairies.

Fred


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I am also an atheist so I try not to use that phrase even tho my friends have the faith

My daughter believes in fairies (she’s 6) I use the phrase “away with the fairies” around her, there’s no difference using “oh god” I see no useful difference.

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Re: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

Wed Oct 19, 2022 12:29 pm

I do in my native tongue and in one foreign language, but in English - nope
i'm not religious

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