Local Atheist Seems to Really Enjoy Saying “Oh My Goddess”

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So there's no gods or only female ones? Confusing. PHOTO: Jennifer Boyer

ATLANTA–Local atheist Paul D’Apossle mildly irritated dinner companions and fellow atheists this week by overusing the phrase “oh my goddess” to indicate surprise. Though friends agree D’Apossle is probably just trying out the phrase, they say they’ll approach him in private over the coming days to encourage him to stop.

“Granted, saying ‘goddess’ instead of ‘god’ is counter to the theist messages from which we set ourselves apart,” said Mary Madeline, 25, “But it also sounds pretty dumb.”

D’apossle could not be reached for comment, but did post this morning on his Facebook feed that traffic during his commute was “Goddessawful.”