The odd part about using the lords name in vain is that it states it quite clearly in the ten commandments, not to do this. I went to church with a friend and while leaving the church later that morning he stated loudly, "Jesus Christ, that priest went on forever". Clearly, his religion has little real meaning.<br />
However, the really odd part is that the commandment exists in the first place. It would not be in there, in the ten commandments, if it weren't a problem from thousands of years ago. I just wonder what swear word they were using 5,000 years ago? In ancient Greece, were they swearing, "Ah, Zeus Damn it!".
I would assume god has bigger fish to fry. If not well then I don't think I like God.
You are kind of doing a disservice to god by making him look like an annoying, authority drunk hall monitor.
I think your a retard and the cause of world povity and most of the kiddy fiddlin. So you shove as many of your gods up your as s ss and try spending some time think bout how to stop young children starving all over your world. thanks and may your god bless you.
F u k up murderer.
Comes full circle
whats wrong with sheesh?
When i think of sheesh i don't think of jesus or god at all, just picked it up along the way.
**** isn't part of the official english language ether but people say it..
Well. I think it's because regardless of whether you believe or not, Jesus and God have had such a major impact on this earth, that they are used as substitutes for expletives. Even, "for crying out loud" refers to Christ on the cross. There's just something about that name. ; )
I know you're catching some flack for this question, but it gave people the opportunity to sound off on how they felt about the matter. I'm not a religious person but I know that everybody sins one way or the other. Why trifle?
Like I said. I'm not a religious person, as far as I'm concerned religion is the devils favorite weapon. I don't believe in the jealous petty murderous temper tantrum throwing god, that would have forty two kids mauled by a bear for making fun of a bald prophet, or have a man killed for gathering firewood on Saturday.
Everything you have to say is based on a collection of ancient manuscripts written by several different people. When have I mocked God? His children misbehave in the most horrid ways, and the picture that's painted of him can't be correct. It's just what some people choose to believe. The garden of eden story was borrowed from the Sumerians as was the story of the flood, and the earth is not 6 to 12 thousand years old.
No because it's a source of power for rulers and a source of religion for the people.
People keep talking about a personal relationship with God. I talk to God practically every day. Jesus said that the believers in Him would do greater things than he did. Mark said believers would handle poisonous snakes, heal the sick, and be immune to poison. Have you seen any of this? Anyway I think I'm not as unholy as you think I am, and you're not as pious as you think you are. We're just 2 among seven billion having a discussion about one religion out of thousands.
Sounds terrific, but just about every religion claims exclusivity as the pathway to enlightenment. The Muslims claim that theirs is the only true religion.( I'm real critical of that particular religion.) I used to be on fire for Jesus until I read the bible enough to find all the discrepancies. The one that really sticks out for me, is the Hebrew God's behavior in light of the fact that He is omniscient. I'm not questioning God or Jesus, I'm questioning biblical accounts. Even the bible says that the bible has discrepancies in Jeremiah 8:8. I believe in creator God and I believe in Jesus, it's just that the math doesn't add up as far as biblical accounts are concerned. I spent many years witnessing and alienating myself from friends and family because of my zeal, Honestly I miss that continuous song of praise that was in my heart, but I've come to judge religion by what it has wrought in the earth, and the three Abrahamic religions have left mostly blood and misery.. If you look through EP, you will see that I defend Christianity more often than I criticize, and I know of all the good things that the body has done, like building hospitals, and clothing , feeding, and housing the destitute, digging wells, and so on, but I draw back when it comes to primitive superstitions and justification for atrocities.
Because #@%*&!!!! is considered rude in polite company.
I think a lot of people say it without even thinking about God. The most I ever say is 'oh my gosh' and I try not to say it too often. Trust me, I definitely believe in God: I'm Catholic. It's a bit of a habit that is the result of living in a secularised place.
It has to go somewhere....
gawd damn that`s insightful!
They are just words ... I wouldn't overthink it ...
I doubt very much that "authorities" would be upset about those kinds of words .. they care about the intent .. not just the words. They're your hangups not everyone else's.
Take the place of cursing gosh darnit.