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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2012, 02:33:16 pm »
The guilt! Oh, the religious guilt is a massive stopping point for me.  One of my friends (who is a very conservative Christian, no less) is doing his best to help me work through that, though, and hopefully find my way back to religion.  Or, more accurately, the Christianity I grew up with when I was little, rather than what got used against me from my uncle's murder when I was 7 and on from there.
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2012, 02:34:03 pm »
I still say "gesundheit" when someone sneezes.

When swearing, though, I'll generally say something like "for the love of fuck" or "for fuck's sake". Not a conscious rebellion against BibleGod, just something I started one day.
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2012, 05:13:54 pm »
Until I started dating my now-wife, I sang Christmas carols in the shower. And I know multiple verses to many of them.
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2012, 05:17:56 pm »
I actually still quite enjoy Christian mythology, particularly the mythical birth of Jesus, the legend of Samson, and so forth.
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2012, 05:30:46 pm »
I enjoy mythology in general. My friend took a Christian mythology course at our university and said students were offended as hell that it wasn't what they thought it would be (ie, a bible study class, like something out of church).

Anyway, I'm thankful that I never had to deal with hardcore beliefs in my family. I don't recall my parents mentioning religion a single time when I was growing up, and such a thing doesn't exactly appear to be common. At least, not here in the US. I do occasionally feel strange saying "god dammit," but that's probably because it feels odd to say such a thing with my lack of belief, considering its original meaning.
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2012, 05:31:30 pm »
I still sing Christmas Carol whenever December rolls around.
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2012, 05:57:23 pm »
When I was like 12 or something I dabbled in Wicca...
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2012, 06:07:01 pm »
I still say "Bless you" when some one sneezes, but I wasn't rasied in a particularly religious household, never really went to church, so...

When I was like 12 or something I dabbled in Wicca...

I tried dabbling in Wicca when I was in college, I gave up half way through because I got lazy.

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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2012, 08:40:37 pm »
I pretty much consider "Bless you" to be on the same level of "God dammit" in regards to that kinda stuff.

Also, I really wanted to be Wiccan when I was 14.  Like...  extremely badly.

Did I mention I was a fundamentalist Christian then?
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2012, 09:05:17 pm »
When I was in Florida, I was the only atheist there. People actually asked me--in all seriousness, trying not to offend me and just being nice--if I minded or was offended at people saying 'bless you' when I sneezed. I'd never been asked that before and of course it doesn't bother me, since it's just part of the vernacular. But I thought it was really sweet that they were trying to make sure they didn't make me uncomfortable.
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2012, 09:06:29 pm »
When I was in Florida, I was the only atheist there. People actually asked me--in all seriousness, trying not to offend me and just being nice--if I minded or was offended at people saying 'bless you' when I sneezed. I'd never been asked that before and of course it doesn't bother me, since it's just part of the vernacular. But I thought it was really sweet that they were trying to make sure they didn't make me uncomfortable.

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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2012, 09:49:32 pm »
I think if we're talking about throwbacks, I find comfort in church songs. Maybe Nostalgia, but maybe it's just the simple idea of gathering people together like that for communal reinforcement of good activities. You don't really get that outside of churches, provided it's a more liberal type of church focused on charity work. I also tend to enjoy discussing with people directly in their religion, but I think that's just me trying to be nice.

I think mostly it's because I'm pretty so-so on religion. It's fine if you believe, it's fine if you don't. It really doesn't matter unless you try to force it into the public sphere.
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2012, 10:22:48 pm »
I find myself saying.

"Oh my God" or "Thank God". 

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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2012, 10:42:39 pm »
Does loving "Greensleeves" count? If it's the regular version and not the Christian version? I'm...a bit of a sucker for that song if you get someone with a beautiful british-irish voice singing it...
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Re: Your Secret Religious Throwbacks
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2013, 12:03:51 am »
Does loving "Greensleeves" count? If it's the regular version and not the Christian version? I'm...a bit of a sucker for that song if you get someone with a beautiful british-irish voice singing it...
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