I wonder if they are used in an atheist household that has atheist parents and kids. Or does society corrupt the pure environment with evil religious sayings?
You realize that to invoke those sayings is really asking for the help of that being, right?
Dear God, help me.
Jesus, come to me.
Good Lord, what has happened?
Well, I realize that they're also secular figures of speech which usually describe exasperation and the like. It's not "really" asking anything from something that's not real. Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Betelgeuse!