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03-08-2016, 05:24 PM
Alternative sayings
Are you new to atheism? Do you have a hard time letting go of religious phrases that have drilled their way into your everyday conversations? Or maybe you're just having trouble coming up with an alternative.

Here is a modest list to help get you out of the habit, and perhaps others can chime in with some of theirs.

RELIGIOUS -------------------- SECULAR
Look into your soul -------------- Look into your heart
Soul-searching ------------------- Life-changing, life-altering, self-reflecting
God bless you ------------------- Salute, You're so good-looking, gesundheit
Oh my god ---------------------- Oh my gosh, Oh my goodness, Oh my Zeus
Holy shit ------------------------- Wow! What the fuck?
Good lord ------------------------ Oh my, no way
Jesus Christ! --------------------- Cheese and rice!
God willing ----------------------- Fingers crossed
God only knows ----------------- Who knows
In god we trust ------------------ E pluribus unum
I just pray ... -------------------- I just hope ...
Heaven/god help us ------------- Let's be reasonable
Amen ----------------------------- True dat
Preaching to the choir ----------- You sold me
Gospel truth ---------------------- Truth

Any others?

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03-08-2016, 05:30 PM
RE: Alternative sayings
God Damn it! --------------- Science Damn it!
God Damn You! ---------------- Science damn you all!
Oh god, oh god, oh god, ------------- Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap ( shit is another alternative )
God Willing ------- Physics Willing



Leave Holy shit and oh my god alone lol.


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03-08-2016, 05:33 PM
RE: Alternative sayings
After playing Mass Effect I started saying "Oh my Goddess!" and "Thank the Goddess" like Liara does, I don't do it all the time but it's funny how easily it just comes out sometimes.

I also say "Jeez Louise" Instead of Jesus Christ!

Instead of saying "God forbid" or "Heaven forbid" say "If the worst happens..."

Instead of "Only God knows" say "No one could ever know..."

Also when someone passes away and religious people like to say "They're in a better place." Better to say "They lived a good life."

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03-08-2016, 05:33 PM
RE: Alternative sayings
God is punishing me by making my asshole itch. ...... Preparation H and better hygiene dude.

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03-08-2016, 05:36 PM (This post was last modified: 03-08-2016 06:02 PM by SYZ.)
RE: Alternative sayings
Oh my god = Fuck me!

Oh my god = Stone the flamin' crows! (very colloquial Aussie)

Passed away = Popped their clogs.

Died = Carked it.

Mother = The old cheese.

Good heavens = Hooly dooly.

Good god! = I'll be stuffed.

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03-08-2016, 06:01 PM
RE: Alternative sayings
(03-08-2016 05:24 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  Are you new to atheism? Do you have a hard time letting go of religious phrases that have drilled their way into your everyday conversations? Or maybe you're just having trouble coming up with an alternative.

Here is a modest list to help get you out of the habit, and perhaps others can chime in with some of theirs.

RELIGIOUS -------------------- SECULAR
Look into your soul -------------- Look into your heart
Soul-searching ------------------- Life-changing, life-altering, self-reflecting
God bless you ------------------- Salute, You're so good-looking, gesundheit
Oh my god ---------------------- Oh my gosh, Oh my goodness, Oh my Zeus
Holy shit ------------------------- Wow! What the fuck?
Good lord ------------------------ Oh my, no way
Jesus Christ! --------------------- Cheese and rice!
God willing ----------------------- Fingers crossed
God only knows ----------------- Who knows
In god we trust ------------------ E pluribus unum
I just pray ... -------------------- I just hope ...
Heaven/god help us ------------- Let's be reasonable
Amen ----------------------------- True dat
Preaching to the choir ----------- You sold me
Gospel truth ---------------------- Truth

Any others?

God damn Son of a bitch= Got damp on a sunny beach!
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03-08-2016, 06:03 PM
RE: Alternative sayings
(03-08-2016 05:33 PM)SitaSky Wrote:  After playing Mass Effect I started saying "Oh my Goddess!" and "Thank the Goddess" like Liara does, I don't do it all the time but it's funny how easily it just comes out sometimes.

I also say "Jeez Louise" Instead of Jesus Christ!

Instead of saying "God forbid" or "Heaven forbid" say "If the worst happens..."

Instead of "Only God knows" say "No one could ever know..."

Also when someone passes away and religious people like to say "They're in a better place." Better to say "They lived a good life."

Only God knows= Only the dog knows!
Or alternately = Hu nose!
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03-08-2016, 06:08 PM
RE: Alternative sayings
I don't say "oh my god" much. If I write it out I never capitalize god. When and if they prove god to be real I'll capitalize it but until that day god has a lower case g.

I say "holy cow" a lot. It might get the Hindus a little mad but I don't really care.

"Jesus fucking christ" is always good. It reminds me of this. V V V V

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^ ^ ^ ^ Isn't that the funniest damned thing you've ever seen? Hahahaha

Sometimes I say "holy moley" Don't know what a moley is though.

Don't say "god bless you" much. I say "kasnoozerbugs" My mom used to say that to me when I sneezed. I think it's fun.

I don't think I've ever said "god willing" in my life. I usually say "hopefully"

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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03-08-2016, 06:11 PM
RE: Alternative sayings
I always have said Hallelujah when I sneeze. It is cute when a 2 year old kid starts to repeat that. Especially if he is learning Spanish as his first language and adds that to the mix!
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03-08-2016, 06:28 PM
RE: Alternative sayings
(03-08-2016 06:11 PM)Born Again Pagan Wrote:  I always have said Hallelujah when I sneeze. It is cute when a 2 year old kid starts to repeat that. Especially if he is learning Spanish as his first language and adds that to the mix!

I do "Hallefoolya". They tell God to bless me anyway.

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