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When watching my speech, I find out, that intentionally I use words or phrases, that are not correct for someone who doesn´t believe in "a god"...

as for example my god, thank god or else, in my own language (if someone understands german) more clearly " Gottes willen, Gottseidank, mein Gott !, etc....

sometimes I can avoid this, but most of the time I simply don´t care, and all other (non-atheists) people use these phrases too, it´s maybe a relic of growing-up-times and so often heard speech, but it´s very hard to get rid off this diction...

I would like to hear, if anyone of yours has similar problems, or if you even care...

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There are certain ones that I try to avoid that are really hard to avoid. For example, "creation" referring to all that *is*. Even the word "creatures" bothers me. There are definitely others, but they're not coming to mind at this late hour.
I have the same 'problem', except I don't consider it a problem. Merely a habit I don't care about at all.

My math teacher used to swear in Zeus' name, and he probably didn't believe in the Greek pantheon, so...


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