White Evangelicals finally bristle over Trump's words - but not the racist ones, not the woman-hating ones, not the incendiary ones, not even the mispronounced monosyllabic ones - nope. The swear word ones. politico.com/story/2019/08/…
I remember getting in big trouble in my conservative Christian home if I said “goddamnit”. We were taught that saying the word God in this way breaks the 2nd commandment and is “using the Lord’s name in vain”.
But, if you buy the story of Moses coming down a mountain carrying stone tablets inscribed with 10 commandments from the almighty – that’s a ton of effort, right? Do you really think that the 2nd commandment is about telling kids to not say “goddamnit I wish I had some pizza”
Maybe the commandment to not use the Lord’s name in vain is more about not using God’s name to camouflage our own biases and hatred and small mindedness by saying it's "God's will".
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