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Originally posted by watsgoingon?
reply to post by JaxonRoberts
Originally posted by anonamousantichrist
personally i do not consider "jesus christ" to be a cuss word. although, i wonder if other characters from past popular mythos/belief systems had similar issues.
Originally posted by semidiablan
It is quite odd as I believe I do it out of habit. I don't believe in "God" per say...but I often say "Oh my God!" and "Jesus!" when surprised. Maybe it is conditioning? I wouldn't say it if I hadn't learned it from others.
Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
I have another question that maybe the non-US members might be able to answer: Is this just as prevalent in other countries and in different languages? If so, is it found in countries with a minority Christian population? In countries with no Christian population? Information necessary to truly discover the root and spread of the phenomenon.
Originally posted by resist2012
The whole taking the lord's name in vain thing... saying his name doesn't mean anything. Taking the name in vain, is exploiting the name for personal gain, such as the crusades, or jihad, or quoting (or misquoting) ROMANS 13 to get people to listen to and obey the government, like Hitler did, and they are now training priests to do in the US.
THAT is makes you a blasphemer. Not just exclaiming "jesus christ!" or "god damnit" when you stub your toe...
Originally posted by ldyserenity
I just had to post here. I didn't yet read the OP, but I have stopped that line of thinking altogether. To me words are just words, How in the H*** can somebody get offended by a simple word spoken? I mean really I mean of course unless it' directed at calling someone a foul name, why shoul F&*** SH**** D*** H*** BI*** Whatever offend someone if only said as a colorful adjective, or to imply anger/pain/or frustration. As long as it's not directed towards a person, it's just another word. Not a name. Not a way to make someone feel inferior. Why are these words even considered "foul language"? Who determined this and why?