"Thank God I am an athiest!"

@mimpi1911 (25454)
India
September 1, 2009 2:43am CST
This was from a famous personality. But, there have been instances when we did sound silly, may be intentionally to steal the show. Any such instances to brighten up the day?
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@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
1 Sep 09
I have a favourite saying which I use to defuse the situation if I'm in a group and one particular person is annoying the cr*p out of everyone. I say, 'What a wanker - and what a pity his father wasn't one!' It's never failed to lighten the atmosphere yet. BTW, the system will let me say 'wanker' but not 'cr*p.' How weird is that?
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
2 Sep 09
I like that one! And crap!! The system is weird it just allowed me to put it in that time, weird.....
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
2 Sep 09
wanker, crap..both working alright here...
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@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
1 Sep 09
Hi Mimpi, The author of the speech, in my view did it knowingly but for us it sounds silly. How? First as we know atheist deny the existence of God but by saying Thank God I am an atheisthe mocked both the believer in God and the concept of God itself. Secondly there is a latent paradox too. Above all here the coinage 'God' is just an exclamation as we say 'Oh my God' in excitement and sadness. So?
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
1 Sep 09
Many are recollecting the funny? quote. Are they really funny? I am confused.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
With you on that one Krajibg, I don't think it sounds in the least silly and something I feel like saying with frequent regularity.
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@shibham (17025)
• India
1 Sep 09
i am also confused, but thea's speech also remarkable.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
5 Sep 09
I enjoy the exchanges on this discussion. Unfortunately I have no quotes to provide. I keep reading;) Happy mylotting
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
5 Sep 09
You are cheer leader. Can we do without you dearie!!??
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• Trinidad And Tobago
5 Sep 09
:)Yay...lol
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
22 Sep 09
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
1 Sep 09
I’ve heard “Happiness can’t buy money” but I don’t remember who said it, I thought it was funny and true at the time! How is this one from Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 "I'm gonna live forever, or die trying."?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
1 Sep 09
"Live fast, die young and leave a beautiful corpse!" I've always liked this one and I think it was James Dean that said it?
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
1 Sep 09
Yes,James Dean )(not James H ) and this person has some awesome quotes to hiscredit. Kudos...
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
1 Sep 09
Paula, happiness indeed can't buy money! So true!Catch 22 has some amazing situational quotes.
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
1 Sep 09
I think Forever Young is my favourite one. We know that no one will really can be young forever. But this statement can gives us more spirit to still pretend is we are still young and won't give up in facing this life. Good luck and have a nice day. Happy mylotting.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
5 Sep 09
Great thnking. Loved that!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
1 Sep 09
Yes, Atheism is a non-prophet organisation too! Mae West was well known for her quips and one I recall was along the lines of "Goodness me I'm tired, I went on a double date last night and the other girl never showed up!"
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
1 Sep 09
Hahaha...that's darn funny! You knwo whgat, I wanted to start this under PS but somehow I missed it to you by seconds. Ghosts??!!
@jwfarrimond (4474)
2 Oct 09
I like quotes from Winston Chirchill like: "I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals" And my favorite: "Sir, you are drunk." "Madam, I may be drunk, but tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly!"
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
3 Oct 09
Ironically so true!!
@harshadod (858)
• India
30 Sep 09
The child is the father of the man. You all have enriched me. The above saying i still to fathom.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
1 Oct 09
I agree Harsh!!