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Old April 7 2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

you know, do you still say 'jesus H christ' or 'for god's sake!' when you curse?

or do you just go with the more prosaic anglo-saxon stuff like 'shit' etc?
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Old April 7 2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

Yeah, I still say "goddamn," "Jesus Christ," "holy shit," "oh my fucking god," and the like.

I've only gotten worse since moving to New Jersey.
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Old April 7 2011, 09:51 PM   #3
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

Oh, for sure. I spout all kinds of religious blasphemy.

"Oh, for god's sake" & "oh my god"
"What the hell?"
"Jesus Christ" & "Christ"
"Freaking hell god"
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Old April 7 2011, 09:54 PM   #4
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

Great Zombie Jesus!
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Old April 7 2011, 09:56 PM   #5
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

I do it too.
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Old April 7 2011, 10:01 PM   #6
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

Swearing is one of life's great pleasures - and art forms, for some. Religious swear words are a large and important part of my repertoire.

(Edit: I also say "Bless you!" or some variation thereof when someone sneezes. Must look into changing that.)
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Old April 7 2011, 10:01 PM   #7
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

All the time. It's just a name. They're words. If such a god existed that couldn't handle someone taking it's name in vain, then it's not much of a god, or at the very least, a very insecure one.
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Old April 7 2011, 10:03 PM   #8
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

Yes. All the time.
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Old April 7 2011, 10:05 PM   #9
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

Yes, I will occasionally mutter 'Great Bird of the Galaxy' when I'm upset.
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Old April 7 2011, 10:09 PM   #10
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

Well I've only acknowledged myself as an Atheist for a couple of years now and I do find myself second-guessing if it's proper to say "Jesus" and "Jesus Christ" and "Jesus Tap-dancing Christ" but then I realize they're just words. "God dammit" is another staple.
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Old April 7 2011, 10:17 PM   #11
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

Yes, and - funnily enough - I know a couple of Christians who accidentally blurt it out too.

It's always fun yelling about imaginary people anyway.
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Old April 7 2011, 10:17 PM   #12
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

Yes, they're just words. And hardly "in vain" since I don't believe in the entity they supposedly represent.
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Old April 7 2011, 10:19 PM   #13
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

I use them all the time; they're just words. I particular like to string together several swear words, along with blasphemous curses, so I can express myself Yosemite Sam-style.
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Old April 7 2011, 10:21 PM   #14
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It has no goddamned meaning to me so sweet Jesus, do i ever.
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Old April 7 2011, 10:30 PM   #15
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Re: atheists: do you still take the name in vain?

I still do, though for some reason I've started to make god plural recently.

"By the gods!"
"Gods damn it!"

And the like.
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