I need some new curses for when outraged or when I stub my toe. For example, when I read:
I wanted to cry out "Oh, Jesus Christ Almighty!"(Original post by Raymat)
An animal can suffer when it loses its soul. It doesn't have to be all about neurones.
Because of my cultural origins, I have inherited Christianity-based curses such as the above and "Oh, for God's sake", "for Heaven's sake", "Christ on a bike" and, from across the herring pond, "Jesus H. Christ".
Now I don't feel comfortable using these and have not for some years.
(a) It offends some Christians that I use their deities' names in vain and the purpose is not to offend them but to vent my frustration;
(b) They are not my deities so I'm not really entitled to use them;
(c) There's no point picking on some other religion ("well, bugger my Buddha" doesn't solve the problem);
(d) I don't feel comfortable using any religion-based foul language as it does not conjure up proper emotion for an atheist.
I'm not interested in "oops", "whoopsie", "well, fancy that". I want full-on, grown-up, adrenaline-fuelled, non-religious, non-swearing curses. Stronger than "Oh, futbuckets!" but not so strong it would get one banned on TSR. Along the lines of "Feck!" although that's really just unatisfactory non-sweary swearing like "ass" and "mother". It needs to be good enough to yell when I fall down the stairs in the pub. Again.
Bring 'em on, dudes.
TL;DR: You see someone's painted a religious symbol on your motorbike and so you yell …
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Some 'blasphemous' curses for atheists needed, please watch
- Thread Starter
- 31-01-2015 20:44
- 31-01-2015 20:46
the f word
- 31-01-2015 20:49
Oh for the love of Darwin!
- 31-01-2015 20:49
for ****'s sake
bonus points if you're an ex-Christian
- 31-01-2015 20:51
'By Galileo's groin!'
'Ducking Dan Brown!'
'Dawkins help me'
- 31-01-2015 20:54
'By all things that are not holy and/or related to a deity, this situation vexes me greatly!'
- 31-01-2015 22:12
This will descend in to a huge **** storm...