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Lv 6

why is it that i am an atheist yet i still say ,without even thinking ,thins like thank god?

is it that i have been so brainwashed that it is like any other saying?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No, it's not God's people brainwashing you, it's the philosophy of the world that has done this, the god of the world, the prince and power of the air got a hold on you and fed you many lies that you accepted. That's why you're Atheist. Instinctively we all know that God exists and this is why you might say "Thank God" sometimes.

  • 9 years ago

    "Thank God" is a popular ideomatic expression and has little philosophic relevance. If you are truly an Athiest, you will soon develop new expressions more appropriate to your non-religious thinking.

    Source(s): For me \, there is no God up in outer space and no Hell at the Earth's center. Life is what we make of it and the "God Principle" that many acknowledge is either within you or you are excluded from it's presence.
  • 9 years ago

    It's just a common expression that you learned along with all the other common expressions in English.

  • Simon
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    It is just a saying. I do not know many atheists that actually refrain from using phrases like this. Such as "thank God", "bless you", "Jesus Christ" and so on.

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  • 9 years ago

    It's just a cultural thing that has been so ingrained into your psyche that you don't even think about it. Like the manners your parents taught you.

  • 9 years ago

    Same reason you say Thursday and Friday, even though you don't believe in Thor or Freya.

  • 9 years ago

    culture

    it is ingrained in your background and social understanding

    I can tell you anything you like about santa claus, because he is part of my culture, even if I dont believe in him

    ask me about 'Diwali' and I could only give you the most basic answer

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I find it funny! I do that too. I think it's just force of habit. who really cares though... it's just a couple words.

  • 9 years ago

    Its just a saying, nothing more to it than that.

    I say it to, and I'm a proud Pastafarian.

  • 9 years ago

    It is just like any other saying.

    That's all it is.

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