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  1. Just a question, why do most sikhs not say gods name regularly compared to other religions/faiths. For example, I've heated muslims say "MashAllah" when they praise something, "alhamdulillah" after sneezing or coughing, "InshAllah" when talking about something they want or will achieve in the future. Christain friends I have, especially the African or Jamaicans also mention god while talking, they will say "praise the lord" when something good happens "god bless you" when someone sneezes "Jesus be with me" when in trouble.... sikhs however hardly ever say any god words while talking especially the generation of age from teens to 40 plus.... even my parents who are in the 50s never say god and may occasionally say "waheguru" and this is usly when something shocking happens (near miss accident etc...) I've heard some sikhs say "rab raka" when saying bye but that's about it... when I say wahegury while talking people treat me like a pendu... even my mum told me to stop saying waheguru all the time. For example I will say "By wahwgurua mere will apply for the management role" or when some one sneezes I will say "waheguru satnam" or if someone trips or falls I say "waheguru" or if I see a little child and I think they are cute I will say "waheguru,how cute she/he is" just like how muslims do to prevent nazar they say MashAllah how cute he she is... same way I use waheguru instead. But people look at me funny, as though I am saying something silly..one friend even told me that they feel embarrassed by my constant hasp of naam during conversations. why is it that other faiths say gods name with ease while use punjabis/ sikhs find it embarrassing or silly to say gods name in causal conversation?
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