• I wouldn't be offended, however "Oh my gosh" would be a better alternative.
  • If your religion doesn't prohibit using the deity's name in vain, why not just use the actual name of the deity? 'O my Adad' for example - the Babylonian god of storms and oracles.
  • I wouldn't be offended. Why would I? I don't care what you say about, or how you reference, your own god.
  • To be honest, it makes my skin crawl a bit when it is tpossed around flippantly as slang bcause I believe God is very real and present. However, I do not believe that the person saying it is being intentionally desrespectful. It is not my place to be offended. I suspect that God is much less concerned about it than I am. By the way, I don't think that the Jewish/Christian God is particularly dogmatic. Dogma is teaching about God, but God is essentially relational. Thus, "My God" or "My god" is pretty accurate.
  • And who is "your god" if your not referring to the God of heaven and of earth? This phrase and using God's name in vain should not be something thrown around lightly such as phrases like, "my goodness", or "shoot," or "darn." You are acknowledging these things, but trying not to say them when they should be avoided altogether. Saying "gosh" and "goodness" for God and "shoot" and "darn" in place of the curse words are easy ways to get around the underlying implications. I think when you are around Christians just be careful of the terms you use and where things originate because you could be offending someone. If you look in the King James version of the Bible, you will see that "O my God" was only used in times when people were really calling on God not just in random conversation. I was always told, don't call on Him unless you need Him. Hope this clarifies your query for you. Any other questions, I can be reached at
  • Another question was asked very similar to this, and so i will somewhat reiterate my reply: The LORD abundantly that title "God" to identify Himself (Gn. 1:1ff), and thus does not simply relegate it to a non-authoritative "title" as you do, when used in the context of him. And consistent with the fact that their is only own true and living God, if you invoke the authority of any God, then you are taking his name in vain. Taking God's name in vain is a form of "identity theft, and is not simply invoking His identity to your curses, but is doing anything in which you invoke His identity (whether it be His title "God" which He uses, or a more proper name, as Jesus Christ), to validate something, words or actions, but which are really YOUR words or deeds, and are not done in order to honor or act for Him. There are many false ministries and grouopsm, such as "Jehovah"s Witnesses (, which are clearly guilty of this. For a man who is not a law enforcement official and or not acting in accordance with the authority behind it, to claim to be doing something "in the name of the law", would be taking the name of the law in vain. and "the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain" (Exo 20:7). Nor did He see fit to give us in Scripture the consonantal version for YHVH (Yahweh), but provides the name we are saved, healed and baptized by. In seeking salvation through any other name than that which God declares, is taking His name in vain (which we all have done), for "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12), It was He who was prophesied over 700 years AD to be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:20, and who "was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all" (Isa 53:5-6). (1 Pet 3:18) "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:" (Acts 13:39) "And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses." (Acts 3:19) "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;"
  • Not at all. You are neither "calling down God", asking for His help, taking His name in vain, nor are you drawing His attention to whatever triviality you are referencing at the time. It is simply an expression of surprise and disbelief, and in the last 10 years or so, taken WAY TOO SERIOUSLY by the ever-increasing bible-thumpers who take things like this and everything other people do so seriously, yet are easily the most self-involved, selfish, oblivious, and obnoxious people ever to walk the earth. The phrase "oh my gosh" is extremely IRRITATING. 1- it doesn't even make sense; 2- is getting so over-used--and people only use this b/c they fear death and the belief that saying "oh my God" will send them straight to hell--that if these types of people spent 1/2 as much time paying attention to the way they treay their fellow man instead of these trivialities, they would realize that THIS is the path to being a good person, and getting St. Peter to open those pearly gates!!
    • pugwashjw65
      taking His name in vain...The term ' God"is not his is his Mr. or sir...
  • it doesn't bother me.
  • I am a really strong christian, I talk to God daily and I say omg a lot...I don't see it as mocking him in anyway, besides God has a sense of humor, just look at the platapus. He really is an approachable God, not a being high in the sky waiting to throw lightening bolts.
  • I would find it offensive if you pronounced it "OhhhhhhhhhmyGOD!"
  • It is a comment made by those with no knowledge of God or what he plans for us. J.W's do know Jehovah and continue to learn about HIM. By attending meetings and participating... Very unlike others who just sit in pews and gullibly accept what the priests dish out. Just watch " Raymond" a few times when they deal with religion and you'll get the idea.
  • Which one?
  • My goodness. I had already answered this question. :)

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