5Things Atheists Should Avoid Saying

An Essay By Lucia // 12/22/2007

1:
Phrase: B.C., A. D.
Reason: B.C. is "Before Christ" abrreviated, and A.D. stands for "Anno Domini" which is Latin for "year of the Lord"

2:
Phrase: Merry Christmas!
Reason: DUH

3:
Phrase: Gesundheit! or Bless you!
Reason: Saying Gesundheit to some one arises from an old belief that when a person sneezes, they are trying to get rid of a devil inside of them. If someone doesn't believe in God, it's well nigh impossible to believe in the devil.

4:
Phrase: Happy Holidays!
Reason:
"Holiday" is really "holy day". Someone with a quaint accent mushed it up one day and it's been "holiday" ever since.

5:
Phrase: Goodbye!
Reason: "goodbye" is derived from "God be with you"

Comments

Very interesting,

Very interesting, Lucia.

Thankfully I'm not an atheist or I'd contradict myself alot...

~Anna

Anonymous | Mon, 12/24/2007

lol, very, very

lol, very, very funny....................

Sarah | Wed, 12/26/2007

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

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LOL

I love watching athiests contradict themselves
Merry Christmas to all at Apricotpie.
Heather

Anonymous | Thu, 12/27/2007

Hm, interesting. I'm an

Hm, interesting. I'm an athiest, and I'm afraid that I cannot avoid using these daily phrases :-) Still, I love words and phrases, so it's very interesting to know their history!

Erin | Tue, 08/18/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

^ You're an atheist?  I never

^ You're an atheist?  I never knew that.

Bridget | Wed, 08/19/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

haha

i like these! i knew them all, but i didn't know goodbye. somebody once said you learn something new every day. and i sure seem to! lol

Paula J | Wed, 08/19/2009

~All men were created equal, then some became Marines~
*Death smiles at everyone, Marines smile back*
gotta love the Marines!!

Bridget: Yeah, I am....Is

Bridget: Yeah, I am....Is that okay?

Erin | Sat, 08/22/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Would it matter if it was not

Would it matter if it was not okay?  It's your business.  I'm not an atheist; quite frankly I'm not sure what I am.  But I'd like to believe in something.  But yeah, I don't care what you are.  Although, if I ever do end up in heaven, it'd be cool to meet y'all.

Bridget | Tue, 08/25/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Naw. Well, I believe there is

Naw. Well, I believe there is some sort of higher force, whether you call it God or not :-) I like the Native American way of thinking (all life is inter-connected). I'm glad you don't care, 'cause I like you ;-)

Erin | Tue, 08/25/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

actually...

Erin, from some of your previous comments, I think that you would be considered an agnostic (someone who believes that there probably is a God or "higher force" but that the possibility can't or shouldn't be further investigated) rather than an atheist (someone who believes that there is no God of any sort whatsoever). I suppose the name shouldn't really matter, but...we're writers and we like accurate words, right?

Annabel | Tue, 08/25/2009

Haha, yeah, probably. I may

Haha, yeah, probably. I may be considered and evolutionist, too. I definitely believe in that :-)

Erin | Fri, 08/28/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond