With respect to the Apologist and the other priests who have been quoted here, it seems to me that this phrase is doing great violence to our attitude toward God. As has been said, it tends to trivialize God. Not only that, but it has given Hollywood a way to trivialize religion. “God” has become a word of wit, of exasperation, of scorn, or endless forms of emotion. His Name is anything but sacred to many millions of people because of this phrase.
Sometimes the phrase comes out automatically and there certainly can be no fault unless there is a habit that has not been attended to. But to me, since God is not divisible, God’s Name in fact is God, no matter the spelling of the Name or the religious derivation. We should try to use His Name only in the most sacred matters, when speaking of His attributes and gifts, in praise and thanksgiving. And then when we hear that Name, we are immediately in His presence. His Name should never, not ever, be associated with anything that takes away from our perception of His glory.