Who says, Buddha damn it, Mohammed damn it, or some such foolishness?
By PONTIFICUS MINIMUS
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” — The Third Commandment given to Moses by God
Having spent many a year eschewing all forms of cursing and vile language I have slipped over the last 10 years into saying many words and phrases that I am sure grieve the Lord. I am rather loose with my language now, but I hate to hear folks take the Lord’s name in vain. I really do.
Am I a hypocrite? Yes! But, the Lord takes no delight in hearing His name taken in vain. “G** damn it” is not okay for a Jew or Christian to utter and it is futile for a non-believer to speak. I often hear Christians in leadership positions say GD, and this just shouldn’t be. Also, too many blues musicians do the same thing. I can stomach “damn,” but please leave God out of it! Damning God or asking him to damn others is unconscionable.
I hate, hate, hate hearing someone say GD. I will not even spell it out and I don’t use it. I am amazed how many folks who do not believe in God will consistently say GD! I am also astonished how many people will say “Jesus,” or “Jesus Christ,” and not in supplication, but in frustration, and many of them do not believe in Him. This post, however, is relegated to GD.
Who says, Buddha damn it, Mohammed damn it, or some such foolishness? I’ve never heard those words spoken and I can assure you Westerners in the Arab world do not say it about Mohammed as they know a fatwah will be placed on their ass. How sad is it that we fear man more than we fear God?
So, if we want to damn something it would be better that we do it in our own name, then the consequences belong solely to us! Have a good day, Billy Damn It!