I know that for many of us (who are not Christian that is) that it is only a set of words, a phrase spoken either out of frustration or aggravation ...
Anyways with that said... my Dh is a non practicing Christian, he believes in God, Jesus and the Trinity... I am Pagan, an Electric Wiccan Witch and we are raising a grandson who is 10... Now my Dh tends to use thes phrases a lot
"Jesus Christ" or "Jesus F'n Christ" now my SIL is a devout Catholic and she too says the same things... now my MIL, if she hears this she scolds them big time and she seems to be very upset... Now honestly I don't blame her, as I have had to correct my 10 yr old bc he would get frustrated and say it...
I told him that it is NOT acceptable to say bc 1. It is bad mouthing someone of religious importance to some and 2. It offends ppl and that is impolite to do so. He says in return, "but grandpa says it" then here I go again explaining to him that grandpa shouldn't be saying it either, but he is an adult and will say things that even tho he shouldn't, he does.
Now I know that my family members are not the only ones of the Christian faith that says phrases like these...
Now my question(s) are ...
Does it bother you when someone says phrases like or similar to what I have written? Do you correct your children when they are heard saying things like this?
Or to you is it just another set of phrases/words that ppl tend to use and they are only words?
Does saying things like this make a person less a Christian, (if that is your belief) ? Also do you tend to judge a person quicker bc of the language used, no matter yours/their religious beliefs or lack of?
I personally feel extremely uncomfortable when ppl of any belief system or non at all says things like this and for the record, I have in the past said my fair share of G-Damnit and more, but I tend not to anymore.
I am just curious and maybe use some of the logic I am hoping to hear here on my Dh... LOL... :)
thank you ladies for your honest thoughts...
Answer by shay1130 at 11:12 PM on May. 16, 2011
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