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Have you ever wondered...

Postby Elisten » Sat Jun 29, 2002 3:22 am

Have you ever wondered if Atheists use the words "g*d damn it" or "oh my g*d"?

And I'm not trying to make fun of anyone, it's a serious, honest question!

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Postby Mishre » Sat Jun 29, 2002 3:23 am

here is a newspaper headline:
"Aethiest says he just wanted to put the fear of God into him"

apparently thats what a man who was beating his son said....

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Postby Daz » Sat Jun 29, 2002 3:26 am

I don't believe in God, but I use the phrase God damn it, all the time. Usually when I am fed up with something.

It is just an expletive that has no real meaning to me, I could just as easily say one of a million other words. This is why I feel it is stupid to punish children for 'swearing' - It just encourages them to do it out of spite, instead of as a method of punctuating or showing extremse emotion in a situation.

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Postby Yayaril » Sat Jun 29, 2002 3:48 am

I use the expletive: By the Bristling Beard of Odin.

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Postby kiryan » Sat Jun 29, 2002 10:34 am

when i say fuck you it doesnt mean i want to plow your field, have sex with you, it means i wanna beat your face into a pulp...

saying god damnit communicates a certain extra feeling.
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Postby Auril » Sat Jun 29, 2002 3:06 pm

Another question would be if French Canadians who swear, using (no idea on the spelling) Tabernac and the other very Catholic word I just can't remember now) are trying to convey their feelings through the tone of the word given that most French Canadians are Catholics, or if they're somehow upset with the church... I've never quite understood it.
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Postby Karikhan » Sat Jun 29, 2002 4:07 pm

rofl auril that brought a HUGE smile to my face .. my hubby and *outlaws* are all VERY french canadian ... and they use that word ALL the time .. more out of frustration than any religious meaning..

was the other tabernacle???

and o BOY dont the french canadians SLAUGHTER the french language!!! to hear my mom-in-law and her sister talk .. holy christ!

i have wondered about the o my god thing too ... hehe thanks for bringing it up Image

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Postby Aedwyn » Sat Jun 29, 2002 8:17 pm

Being atheist meself I understand what Question you are posing.
god dammit is an expression, to some a cuss word, to others, a total disrespect towards everything they believe in.
I put it to use quite often, and im also prone to saying 'jesus H. christ!' at the top of my lungs, which is basically the same thing.
It does nothing religious for me, it is about as equal as 'f***!' in my eyes.

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Postby Mishre » Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:43 am

You know what i noticed? Mudders/RPers seem to have a higher percentage of Aethiests than average.. Its probably because they just can't accept reality huh? Image eheheh. Image Image
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Postby Izizimmez » Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:10 pm

Reality? Right..

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Postby Teyaha » Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:15 pm

agnostic here (believe in a god, desipise all forms of organized religions, god dammit!)
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Postby Cerlayne » Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:50 pm

i use the term all the time.. altho my mother bitches so i explain to her it's 'gawd damnit' not 'god damnit'.. that shuts her up for bout 5 seconds.. smirk

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Postby Ragorn » Mon Jul 01, 2002 1:07 am

Aethist, and yes I say god dammit Image Like others have said, most impolite words have lost their original meaning, and exist in English only as words which provide emphasis.

Who gives a shit?
I have no fucking idea.
Jesus christ that was a good hamburger.
Windows XP is such ass.

The words in these usages have lost the meanings they once had. Most people pick which swear words to say either according to a list of favorites or by their relative power. "I don't fucking know" is certainly more emphatic than "I have no damn clue", even though neither of the swear words contained in those phrases has an actual meaning.

Sorry for all the fucking swearing.

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Postby Cajur » Mon Jul 01, 2002 3:14 pm

Being Agnostic myself, I'm a frequent user of 'god damnit' for various reasons. Especially when playing Counter-Strike, there's just something about getting killed in the first 10 seconds of a match that irritates the hell outta me. My GF says that game is the Debil! Image hehe

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Postby Kifle » Mon Jul 01, 2002 5:50 pm

I am Buddhist here, and i think it is just damned funny some times to pull that one out. But more often recently, i have found myself saying great googly moogly when i get pissed...mainly because it makes people laugh. I guess i just curse because it makes people laugh, and the other smaller percent, it offends, which in turn makes them say something to me most times and i can argue with them....well, because i love to win, and i love to argue Image

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Postby Gort » Tue Jul 02, 2002 6:42 pm

Forgive the following sexual reference.

Seems like an athiest saying God Damn It, is like a woman telling someone to "blow me".

My .02 c worth.

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Postby Ashiwi » Tue Jul 02, 2002 8:26 pm

::cough::

[This message has been edited by Ashiwi (edited 07-02-2002).]
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Postby Ashiwi » Tue Jul 02, 2002 8:46 pm

Edited, shame on me for thinking about giving anatomy lessons on the BBS. But my point was that women have more than atheists do.
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Postby sok » Tue Jul 02, 2002 8:55 pm

admins, i think there something wrong with the bbs. all the post on these subject is blank. what's going on? why are folks posting blanks?

oh well, sok
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Postby Tanji Smanji » Tue Jul 02, 2002 8:59 pm

Kinda wish I had seen Ashiwi's post before she editted it...
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Postby combatmedic » Wed Jul 03, 2002 9:23 am

I dare ya to go to a middle eastern country and yell Allah dammit! in front of alot of people! Gawd i love the land of the free, even if people sometime offend me with thier language. Speaking of gawd, those of you use words like gawd or dang it; are you doing that to avoid offense, or because it "technically" isn't saying God or dammit? Cause if you are implying it, isn't it just as bad as saying it? .... Don't mind me, long hours, late night, lotsa caffiene. =)

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