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Old 08-01-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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I consider myself an atheist, but when I'm having sex with my girlfriend I find myself saying things like "Oh, my, God!" and other phrases like that. I prefer to say my girlfriend's name but sometimes it just feels so good that it just slips out! (Pun not intended.)

I hope I don't have to turn in my atheist ID card.

 
Old 08-01-2011, 09:08 PM
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...dude, you're thinking too much....put the pipe down, get outside and get some fresh air...
 
Old 08-01-2011, 09:39 PM
 
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Or is it Rahda, the Hindu goddess of sexuality, a god that at least serves a purpose, is positive, is about love, without the irrational fear and hatred of a misogynistic spiteful god.

If you go for calling her name, be sure to get that right.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 11:00 PM
 
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I consider myself an atheist, but when I'm having sex with my girlfriend I find myself saying things like "Oh, my, God!" and other phrases like that. I prefer to say my girlfriend's name but sometimes it just feels so good that it just slips out! (Pun not intended.)

I hope I don't have to turn in my atheist ID card.
This is actually a good point. The fact appears to be that we tend (through centuries of indoctrination) we anthropomorphise (I'll check the spellng, folks) the operation of random factors as 'God'. so a lucky survival out of ten thousands unlucky accidents becomes 'a miracle'. events turning out to be unusually beneficial becomes 'Thank God'. And someone observing someone else who couldn't keep up the house payments or stay off the booze mutters 'There,but for the grace of God...'

It's a convention we don't give much thought to but a meaningless one. We talk about God, but we don't really mean it. So I don't have to remember to groan 'Ahh by Random Factors...I'mmughhh!'
 
Old 08-01-2011, 11:21 PM
 
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Or is it Rahda, the Hindu goddess of sexuality, a god that at least serves a purpose, is positive, is about love, without the irrational fear and hatred of a misogynistic spiteful god.

If you go for calling her name, be sure to get that right.
Do not do this at all... your girlfriend will not believe you. Rahda is obviously a girl's name, and shouting male-sex god's names probably won't help you either. stick with the common expletives.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 11:39 PM
 
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ATHEISTS: Do you call out to god during sex?

Now.....why in the world would I do that? It would make more sense if I called out to Babar the Elephant or Spiderman. These two are not real either, but, they make more sense and are more believable than the christian god-thingy!!!
 
Old 08-01-2011, 11:52 PM
 
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Although maybe I could try to spin this as meaning something, as a theist, but mostly I think if an atheist did this I'm not sure it would mean anything. In some instances "God" has just become an interjection. A way of expressing pain or awe or both. It's one-syllable so it's quick to say. It's in the "When Harry Met Sally" orgasm scene I think. And I don't see that one has to overanalyze every word said during passion. Martin Luther King Jr. said all kinds of dumb, possibly even offensive, things during sex and he was a minister. (I don't know if he denied God or blasphemed during it, but I don't know all the transcripts or anything)

If you were actually shouting specific prayers or religious phrases, even though you're an atheist, that might be a little unusual. Otherwise I think this is a tad silly thing to worry much about. I mean do you worry that saying "Adios" is recognizing God or what have you?
 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:37 AM
 
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In some instances "God" has just become an interjection. A way of expressing pain or awe or both.
Exactly!
 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:40 AM
 
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I vaguely remember what sex was
 
Old 08-02-2011, 01:12 AM
 
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Sex should be silent and done with lights off. Also, heavy woolen pajamas should be worn (and kept on!) by both parties. Anything different is filth and perversion.
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