The other day Drew and I were watching Piers Morgan's interview of Ricky Gervais. I was struck by several things. First Mr. Gervais said he is an atheist. While he went to church with his parents growing up, at around eight years old he realized that religion was for the rich - not the poor family he was apart of. I found that very sad. At the age of eight, he can to the conclusion that his parents were only bringing him to church to teach him morality so he would not die in a bar room fight.
But later in the interview he used the name of Jesus as a cuss word.
Why do atheist use the name of Jesus to cuss? Not Mohammad or any of the number of Hindu gods. But no. People use the name of Jesus.
Maybe somewhere deep inside they realize that it's the only name that has power.