When you don't believe in God???

OMG!!! - Oh my God!
@MySpot (2602)
United States
November 21, 2006 8:27am CST
Do people who don't believe in God still use the phrase, "Oh my God!"? I've always been curious about that... when I was younger, we weren't allowed to use God's name unless we were saying "Thank God" or in prayer.
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@rmuxagirl (7569)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I don't use the phrase "oh my God" because in my opinion it uses his name in vain. Like you I don't use it unless I am saying Thank God, or praising him or talking about him to others. I think for those who don't believe in him use it and it doesn't bother them like it would us.
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Actually, it doesn't bother me. It used to bother my parents, specifically, my dad... and he isn't even religious! In my personal opinion (which is all we have here)saying, "Oh my God!" isn't using his name in vain. In vain means without respect or seriousness and I just don't see it as a lack of respect. Also, I'm always using it when I'm being MOST serious. Besides, there are many different Gods by many different names just as there are religions. God is actually a 'generic' term used i.e. Christians say Lord or my Lord and let's not forget Jehova, Yahweh Buddah, Allah, etc. Let me not be sexsist because there are many Goddesses too including Isis, Athena, Aphrodite... just to name a few. I think Shakespeare said it best with, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Thanks for sharing anyway! You've earned your positive mark = )