Can we just say, “Our God!” and not “Oh My God!”?
August 13, 2017 8:26pm CST
Mr. Sun shines so brightly today. It is a good start to do tasks for the day. It seems that I am so in demand and another friend called me up so early this morning. But I think it is fine than the other one who had called me up at midnight yesterday. That’s really annoying. Let’s get back to my story. This girl friend who called me up asking for a favor and freaking out. She had started to have online teaching and keeps on saying, “Oh my God!” I can’t say how many times she uttered it. The bottom line, she wanted to try calling through Skype. All I can say is, “Our God!” I am not sure if I will be annoyed again.lol I told her that she can use the Skype Echo Testing. “What’s going on in my world?” “Do you have commonly used expressions?” If we use this expression “Oh my God”, are we putting God’s name in vain? Image Credit: pixabay.com
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• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
No, because that word is not The Name. ... or maybe it is 'The Name,' but it's actually being used "the right way," and 'all these people who think they are "praising" or "glorifying" or "invoking" the holiness' are really taking the name in vain. When one says "Oh my God!" it's usually in reaction to something that confuses or perplexes them, and they call out mostly 'to get their bearings.' (The word "God" is rooted in 'Calling for Help.')
• United States
I know, I also do not like that expression. I suppose people use it to seem surprised - or to denote something really shocking that happened - I don't know if it's negative, but it makes God's name feel sort of common or everyday in my opinion. So I avoid it... happy to know someone else feels the same