Can we just say, “Our God!” and not “Oh My God!”?

@Shavkat (42860)
Philippines
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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@1creekgirl (7051)
• United States
14 Aug
Yes, we are taking God's name in vain when we say oh my God. It's using his name as a slang expression and certainly doesn't show any respect for him.
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@Shavkat (42860)
• Philippines
14 Aug
When I was studying in high school, my Religion teacher told us that it shouldn't be used the name of God into an expression like this.
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@ShifaLk (7315)
• India
16 Aug
Oh. Thanks for teaching me too this
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@Shavkat (42860)
• Philippines
20 Aug
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@andriaperry (25325)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Aug
No I dont think so.
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@Shavkat (42860)
• Philippines
14 Aug
I agree. If it is an unintentional act to say this expression.
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@Hatley (152074)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug
I really d feel its wrong I domot use ther nmame of Gopd i n vain dues nit f eek right
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@Shavkat (42860)
• Philippines
14 Aug
I think it is not good to use the name of God into an expression.
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@mandala100 (23198)
• Hong Kong
14 Aug
@Shavkat Some pople are selfish and don't want to share God by saying "OMG"! (just kidding). I think "OMG" is a common expression without any intention to deliberately used the name of God in vain my friend.
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@Shavkat (42860)
• Philippines
14 Aug
I do think we are not committing a sin if said unintentionally.
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@mandala100 (23198)
• Hong Kong
14 Aug
@Shavkat That's right my friend.
• Japan
19 Aug
Yes, I think it is using God's name in vain unless you are actually praying, which is not usually the case.
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@Shavkat (42860)
• Philippines
20 Aug
I do think it is. I find it weird that some people used it as their expressions.
@jstory07 (57738)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Aug
No it is ok if we are not saying bad names with GOD.
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@Shavkat (42860)
• Philippines
14 Aug
I think it is not a problem if it is in that case.
@ridingbet (33081)
• Philippines
14 Aug
hahaha! kabsat, that is what i would always say to my students when they utter the OMG thingy. i say, "please include me too, because your God and my God are one and the same".
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@seldom (2658)
• Albania
14 Aug
I don't know, I usually use other terms, not God.
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@LadyDuck (108711)
• Switzerland
14 Aug
YES, I am more than sure of this, we are putting God name in vane and we should avoid this.
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@FayeHazel (8399)
• United States
21 Aug
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
@epiffanie (8225)
• Australia
17 Aug
Oh my goodness ... that's what I normally say ..
@KrauseHome (32349)
• United States
16 Aug
I think it would depend on the way this comment is made and the situation.
@kepweng (1806)
16 Aug
im saying eveyday im in danger or if im at risk oh my god i think its normal
@Lucky15 (33359)
• Philippines
14 Aug
I would answer those who say those words like...don't be selfish
@prashu228 (18670)
• India
14 Aug
It's said we put God's name in vain a lot of times..it is true
• Lakewood, Colorado
14 Aug
It is a common saying now is OMG online. I think it is just common is all. Yes in a way it is taking Gods name in vain, but I am sure most people do not mean that. However, is is annoying when someone keeps saying it repetitively.
• Pamplona, Spain
14 Aug
Think that sometimes people and most people do and say this with no bad intention at all.
@Tracy04 (10005)
• Malaysia
14 Aug
I try not to use God. Instead I always practice Jeez or Oh My or Man... Like that.
@bluesa (9606)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
14 Aug
Yes, I think that is using His name in vain. And I rather use other expressions when freaking out.
@dollaboy (6372)
14 Aug
I think some have this habit of saying and they do it habitually