How do you guys feel about saying religious-based phrases in everyday conversation?
I say “oh my god” and “thank god” a lot. I still say “bless you” when someone sneezes.
Saying these phrases are just an automatic reaction that I would usually not even think about. A couple of years ago I had a coworker and fellow atheist tell me that he avoids these phrases. If someone sneezes, he says nothing. I can really see his point. Even though these phrases are so ingrained in me, I am now more aware when I use them. They’re still coming out of my mouth though, and now I feel a little awkward about using them.
Do you guys use these phrases? Do you avoid them?