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Nik Taylor wrote:
>
> Steg Belsky wrote:
> > Really?  I have an obsessive hangup with people considering "hell" and
> > "damn" bad words :) , i consider them the tamest and most totally
> > non-vulgar exclamations you can use!
>
> Well, I consider it quite disrespectful of God to use such swear words,
> and therefore offensive to religious people, thus I don't think that
> even non-Christians should use such swears (e.g., I'm Christian, but I'd
> never use Allah to curse, and so I'd expect the same curtousy from
> non-Christians as well as Christians), actually it's kind of ironic when
> an atheist says something like "G**d***".  Especially when someone says
> "G**d*** this chair" or some other inanimate object - do you expect God
> Himself to come down from heaven to damn an inanimate object to Hell?
> :-)

Heheh! I tend not to use "God" or "Jesus", etc. in cursing either, but
to me the concepts of hell and damnation are much more repugnant than
the names of benevolent deities, which are very positive. Speaking of
atheists, I think it's funny when Jews say "Jesus!" :D And on another
related note, there was a news story of an atheist who beat his son "to
put the fear of God in him." ( his words :D )