Hi! I'm an agnostic atheist and secular humanist. The title pretty much sums up my outlook on reality. My obligation is to rational skepticism. You shouldn’t fall in love with your principles because then you run the risk of being blind to their flaws and neglecting to modify them when they prove false.
I am aware that there are a lot of atheist blogs out there, so I'm going to try to make this one different from the others. I'm going to skip the rants that you've heard a million times and I'm going to skip making fun of religion because you can find plenty of that elsewhere. The goal is to make more positive than negative arguments if possible.
I may state things as facts, but all is subject to change as new evidence emerges. I enjoy playing with ideas without necessarily believing them. I also like questioning and generally prodding at other people's opinions without necessarily disagreeing with them
why do atheists still say “Oh my God” ?
It’s because our language has become inextricably entwined with religion. Atheists also might say things like “all men are created equal” or “I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.” Does this indicate that atheists believe that men were created? Does it indicate that atheists think that there is an intention behind uncontrollable circumstances? No. It’s just that these are the phrases provided by our language and cultural background to express these sentiments and, while there is a secular way to express each of these phrases, it would take too long to explain. Might as well take the shortcut.
Also because we’re used to it.