Why are Christians more offended by vulgar words than taking God's name in vain.?

The two words that most offend people in our society are vulgar words referring to sexual intercourse and feces. I can make a good case from scripture why a believer would choose not to use these words. However, the command not to use God's name in vain is one of the ten. Why are we more offended at these vulgarities than at taking God's name in vain?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    I don't know were you get your (propaganda) but I have seen many many a Bumper sticker that says' "God's Last Name is Not Damn"

  • 10 years ago

    Sorry, but I don't see that happening. I see either one of two things; Christians who get offended by the use of any curse words ~ including taking God's name in vain, and Christians who choose not to make an issue out of it.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I don't know, but I most Christians I know (and I'm a Christian as well) are far more offended by the use of the Lord's name in vain. I cannot stand to hear God's name being used as a swear word. I don't like vulgar words either, but hearing God's name in vain upsets me far more.

  • 10 years ago

    I detest any type of vulgar language and/or filthy jesting that the Bible speaks against - I tell people if you want to talk to me and have me listen then please do not use those words.

    Even movies - if I'm watching a movie and I hear them - I click it off even if it's at the end which has happened - I'll never know the ending.

    Using the Lord's name in vain is a "BIG" NO NO on my list. As one user said God's last name is not D***. Example: at work one day one of my coworkers satd God ----- and I spoke up and said - Don't blame God he had nothing to do with it. I've had to ask other coworkers to not use God's name like that.

    They know I am a Christian and live the life I talk about

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    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    it fairly is interesting how irate the atheists are that are weighing in on your question approximately taking the Lord's call in ineffective.. it fairly is interesting that they might have an opinion concerning vainly utilising the call of somebody that they are asserting does not exist. Such is the dichotomous place of "fools" (Psalm 15:a million) i think of you already understand the respond, utilising the Lord's call in ineffective is something which could grieve us, despite if it comes from our very own lips, or from the lips or pen of somebody else. a similar is going for utilising "filthy language", it fairly is extremely unbecoming of a christian to apply "filthy language" and we could constantly on no account lose our sensitivity to it, it might difficulty it each and every time we are saying it or pay attention it. I definitely have a sturdy christian pal that advised me years in the past how he handles "filthy language", he suggested that he constantly replies with a query.. "Do you think of God gave me those ears to be rubbish cans?" won't it fairly is super as quickly as we are recent with the Lord, and absent from sin, the two ours and the worldwide's?

  • 10 years ago

    Good question. I've noticed that a lot of these same Christians who are so offended by vulgar words have absolutely no problem wedding God to their particular political party or viewpoint on economic or social issues, especially denying healthcare to the poor, ending Social Security and Medicare, an enhanced Manifest Destiny, continuous war of one sort or another against "heathen" (Muslims, atheists, Democrats, liberals, socialists, Central Americans, gays and lesbians).

    Martin Luther, in his Large Catechism, notes that "using God's name in vain" includes making false oaths in God's name in business matters and matters concerning money, possessions and honor, whether publicly in court, in the market or wherever people make false oaths in God's name. Luther also notes that God's name is used in vain when people pledge their fidelity to one another in the name of God, and in the presence of their family and friends, and then are unfaithful.

    Luther states that "the greatest abuse occurs in spiritual matters, which pertain to the conscience, when false preachers rise up and offer their lying vanities as God’s Word. Behold, all this is decking one’s self out with God’s name, or making a pretty show, or claiming to be right, whether it occur in gross, worldly business or in sublime, subtle matters of faith and doctrine. And among liars belong also blasphemers, not alone the very gross, well known to every one, who disgrace God’s name without fear (these are not for us, but for the hangman to discipline); but also those who publicly traduce the truth and God’s Word and consign it to the devil." Luther is referring to ministers and politicians who use God's name in an attempt to justify a particular political or social cause, as is practiced in America by certain political, social and economic movements who claim their particular opinion is "the correct viewpoint" because it is what "God's believes." For Luther, this represents the absolute *zenith* of blasphemy.

    Luther further states that God has added a solemn threat to this commandment, to wit: "For the Lord will not hold guiltless those who take God's name in vain" and further notes that using God's name as a pretext to justify a particular social, economic or political position will not be condoned nor pass unpunished.

    Source(s): The Large Catechism of Martin Luther, pp. 19-20
  • 10 years ago

    Actually, I am much more offended when I hear some one using Gods name in vain. I have nothing without Gods love and it is heartbreaking to hear anyone for any reason take Gods name in vain.

    Source(s): Deuteronomy 5: 11 NLT You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. The Lord will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.
  • Velma
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    What makes you believe that to be the case? I grew up with a dad who we never heard using any of the sort of words you are referring to. I therefore cringe when hearing or seeing them. I consider it an assault on my senses as well as abuse. We probably should report every bad or even questionable word used on this site. I know I would enjoy a clean page. And it is very offensive to me when people aim slurs at God, swear, etc. Even professing Christians use some words that need to be censored. It is only because God is a BIG God, and merciful, that we are not struck down for it. But every word that proceeds out of our mouths are recorded and will testify against us, unless repented of and forgiven, at that future judgment. May God grant us mercy!

  • 10 years ago

    I don't know, I've noticed this too. Maybe because of sexual hangups, jealously, and possessiveness, in the case of sexual intercourse references, and maybe because of stern potty training methods using embarrassment and belittlement as punishment, in the case of bodily waste references?

  • 10 years ago

    If a person is offended by the usage of words that is their problem.

    I don't believe in god(s) and have no problem using their "name" in any context, including what religious persons would consider blasphemous.

    If I want to say that Muhammad was a baby raping camel jockey, then that is my right. If you want to get offended by that, then that is your right.

    If I want to say that Jesus was a crazed, politically motivated lunatic rebelling against Roman occupation and in today's context would be considered a terrorist, that is my right.

    If I want to say Jesus F'ing Christ as a curse, that is my right.

  • Not so ive been told off by Christians many times for taking their imaginary friends name in vain they usually swear at me for it

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