In celebration of the UK’s official approval of blasphemy, I am going to blaspheme! My hubby was on a message board the other day where someone was telling him that when an atheist says “Goddammit,” it implies at least some vague belief in God.Â I told him to respond with this quote from Terry Pratchett:
When you hit your thumb with an 8 pound hammer, its nice to be able to blaspheme. It takes a very strong, special minded atheist to jump up and down, with their their hand clasped under their other armpit and shout “Oh random fluctuations in the space time continuum!” or â€˜Aaargh, primitive-and-outmoded-concept on a crutch!â€™
Still — in case it’s a pervasive belief that taking God’s name in vain is a secret handshake of theism, maybe we could come up with alternatives.Â So, dear readers, I present for you, blasphemy for the rest of us:
“Holy Curie’s Isotopes!”
“Sweet Shermer’s Powerpoint!”
“Dawkins on a crutch!”
“Mother of Galileo!”
“By the beard of Randi!”
“Eugenie H. Tapdancing Scott!”
“Great Merciful Hawking!”
What else?Â There are few things that roll off the tongue as easily as a good GODDAMN, especially if you put a break of 3-5 seconds between the two syllables.
The quest continues… I expect you all to give me suggestions in the comments!