Just for fun, I'll veer off into a (much) less serious topic than many posted here: Tom Swifties. Don will probably have some good references regarding the origin and proper application of the term, but I would like to take a fairly broad view for this discussion. I think the classic Tom Swifty uses the adverb to make a pun, but I think the verb itself can be used. I'll give a couple of examples below:
"Where did those piano keys go?" Stevie wondered.
"I'll never steal another loaf of bread," Abdul said off-handedly.
"I've spilled acid all over myself!" Marina bubbled.
"I'm a dead patriot," Nathan exhaled.
Anyone care to add some? Extra points if you can work an atheist theme into them.
"You can't make me go to church," Bill said unceremoniously.