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If an Indian (eg) person heard someone say 'oh my Buddha' would they be offended? Do Christians, when they hear ' Christ on a bike' and 'OMG' get offended? G

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marjproops Mon 25-Mar-13 17:18:43

sorry if this has been ddiscussed before, Im fairly new to this particular forum.

It really bewilders me, this current saying 'Christ on a bike'. I mean, what the IS that?
You NEVER hear anyone saying 'oh my Mohammed' or 'Oh my Allah' yet its okay to say anything pertaining to God/Heaven/Christ?

anyone have an answer or am I just being pedantic?

CognitiveOverload Mon 25-Mar-13 20:40:35

Yes do ask the indians you know as that will surely account for all indians.

CognitiveOverload Mon 25-Mar-13 20:41:44

If you're going to be pedantic...

marjproops Mon 25-Mar-13 20:48:12

Oh for .........Cog Im not saying all Indians are Buddists any more than any other culture are all something else, try and understand the OP question please, why should i have to explain myself? Im not being pedantic at all.

Am i not making sense? all im asking is would ANYONE of ANY other faiths get offended if their Deity or whoever or whatever they believe in was being used as an expletive.

Any clearer?hmm

CognitiveOverload Mon 25-Mar-13 21:00:35

Clear yes. The answer is being offended is subjective... not generalisable smile

marjproops Mon 25-Mar-13 21:07:46

Thats what I meant in the fiirst place!grin wink.

English isnt my first language btw, sometimes things dont come ouyt as intended!!! (nor does my typing!)

CognitiveOverload Mon 25-Mar-13 21:10:48

No worries.

hiddenhome Mon 25-Mar-13 22:21:37

I'm RC and I always cringe when I see it sad

Kewcumber Mon 25-Mar-13 22:33:13

Buddha isn't a deity is he? confused

TheFallenMadonna Mon 25-Mar-13 22:39:12

I'm Roman Catholic (a bad Catholic...) and I don't bat an eyelid.

"Jesus, Mary and Joseph" was my Grandma's epithet of choice.

UniqueAndAmazing Mon 25-Mar-13 22:39:59

I'm christian and I use christ-like exclamations myself.
if someone pulls me up on it, I jyst tell them that god/jesus is in everything I say or do and I'm asking for help more than anything wink
and apologize if it's offended the listener.

ripsishere Tue 26-Mar-13 04:22:28

Not sure whether this is relevant, but we live in Malaysia. I often hear people saying Allah in an exasperated way.

springyhippychick Mon 01-Apr-13 15:06:13

I don't like it at all and I wince every time.

It's pretty de rigeur to take a pop at christianity these days, to deride it and anything to do with it. Maybe that's a swing from our days as a Christian nation and people are wanting to make their own choice - but, in the process, swinging dramatically the other way.

you are assuming that the G always stands for god. I say "oh my goodness!" so when I abbreviate it to OMG the g stands for goodness.

PedroPonyLikesCrisps Mon 01-Apr-13 20:21:48

Seems a bit of an odd thing to get offended by really. But then I don't tend to get offended by much. Don't see the point in worrying about it.

seeker Fri 05-Apr-13 11:25:20

I don't let my children (when I can hear them) use Oh my God.

I don't know whether other faiths use their deities names as swear words- does anyone else?

crescentmoon Sat 06-Apr-13 22:02:53

found this thread very interesting. i dont think we have 'do not take the Lord's name in vain' in Islam, like ripishere noticed, alot of muslims say 'Ya Allah' which means 'Oh God' when they are exasperated, and in lots of other situations etc! its a prayer by itself and if anything is seen as praiseworthy 'remember God in all situations' a variation what unique said.
i wouldnt ever say 'Muhammad' though, and i dont think any muslims would say 'Muhammad' because he cannot be prayed to, only prayed for.

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