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  • Religion in everyone's everyday life

    12 posts, 7 voices, 700 views, started Feb 3, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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      Diamond
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      There are some things that come from religion which we see in (almost) everyone’s everyday life. I’m not talking about overt or intentional religious moments (like praying), but more about sayings. Here are some examples, let’s see if you can think of others:

      Saying “God bless you” when someone sneezes
      Knocking on wood
      Saying “Thank God” or “God forbid”



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          Mztracy wrote Feb 4, 2009
        • ‘knocking on wood’ i always thought was a wives tale, not a religious thing. hmmm

          I do not mind those ‘God’ sayings.  

          I hear ‘holy mother of God’ a lot. Did he have a mother? God, not jesus. lol



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          Sandy Ochoa-West wrote Feb 4, 2009
        • I’ve learned not to discuss religion or politics in an open forum. It gets too crazy for me. I’m just here to have fun



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          Robinesque wrote Feb 4, 2009
        • I’m with Tracy on the “wood” thing, Annie.  As for the “God bless you,”  I tend to say it more now that I know the origin of the saying.  Do you mind?

          (From Islam), “when Allah blew the soul into Adam, the first thing he did was sneeze.”  Then Allah told Adam, in Arabic, “Yarhamukallah” (May the blessings of Allah be upon you...)

          So, it translates, obviously, to “God bless you!” anyone ever hear of this?



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          Robinesque wrote Feb 4, 2009
        • I think the “Thank God” & the “God forbid” for which there ARE Arabic translations & are are widely used, is a legitimate form of acknowledging God & your belief in Him.  I don’t really think that an atheist can pull this off, even though I realize it may be used as an expression, more or less.

          Atheists, there is NO attack behind my words. Feel free to set the record straight.



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          Coachmombabe wrote Feb 4, 2009
        • the Lord willing (and the creek don’t rise)
          God only knows



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          Mztracy wrote Feb 4, 2009
        • I know that many terms come from pagan ideas. Technicslly, Christmas was a pagan celebration first. St. nicholas would leave a gift in a stocking over the fireplace for the children. Many years later it became a christian thing.



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          Laurabeth wrote Feb 16, 2009
        • What about when people say “Jesus Christ!” when something happens that is not necessarily good? (I think I said it last night when I dumped the pasta into the sink instead of the colander, for example). Is that the kind of thing you mean?



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