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Comment 27 by raytoman-

The difference between this and the "n" word, of course, is that the "n" word (and any similar terms you might care to think of) were devised solely to denigrate and offend the people against whom it might have been used. When you say "Oh my God" or "Jesus Christ" in anger or exasperation, the only people liable to be offended are, in fact, some Christians, the very people whose views you think these harmless expressions reinforce! I use these expressions all the time. And by the way, I can call myself an atheist. Non- belief in a god is the only criterion for membership of this club. What sort of colloquial language you choose to use is not a sufficient basis for exclusion.

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 01:00:05 UTC | #547559