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Why is it that every religion or person in the world can say "Oh my God", yet if we say their god's name in vain like " Oh my allah" or another, we face charges and scorn? It is semi retorical, i just want your opinion.
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| January 3, 2010, 10:45 pm
Quoting The Lego Man The Lego Man
Why is it that every religion or person in the world can say "Oh my God", yet if we say their god's name in vain like " Oh my allah" or another, we face charges and scorn? It is semi retorical, i just want your opinion.

Well, you could consider it "Oh my god", with a lower-case g. Then it includes just the god in which the speaker believes. But that's just what I think.
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| January 3, 2010, 10:55 pm
One of the theories i have heard is this: Christians,debatebly jews, and a few branched off other religions worship God. Besides that, there are the Hindus,the Muslims, and such... And they, do not worship God, so who do they worship? Techinacally, Satan.Satan's religions want to do whatever they can to destroy christians and people who believe in God, and that's why you see the christians in africa,Idia, china ect. being persucuted and killed. I think its just another way to put down God.
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| January 4, 2010, 9:18 am
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Look muslims dont worship santan i mean maybe some of them do but they believe in a supreme being not god but like allah and they are waiting for there savior to come to them same with the jews its just we believe that jesus christ was the savior but they dont believe in him that he was here thats why we are christians we believed that christ walked this earth they dont.
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| January 4, 2010, 7:30 pm
like Kir Kanos Kalinka said thats "just what the world has come to"..
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| January 4, 2010, 9:46 pm
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Quoting The Lego Man The Lego Man
Why is it that every religion or person in the world can say "Oh my God", yet if we say their god's name in vain like " Oh my allah" or another, we face charges and scorn? It is semi retorical, i just want your opinion.

well according to the bible one of the 10 commandments is
"do not use the lords name in vain"
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| March 14, 2010, 4:44 pm
Quoting Father Khal
well according to the bible one of the 10 commandments is
"do not use the lords name in vain"


That's not what i was asking.
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| March 14, 2010, 7:29 pm
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Quoting The Lego Man The Lego Man

That's not what i was asking.

yes it was, you asked why do we face charges and scorn, well so do they, but get away with it because of oppression history :{
anyway my point was no gods name should be used in vain like it says in the bible...
as in "omg"
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| March 15, 2010, 12:10 pm
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for the record everyone its al'lah. two words. "the god"
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| March 15, 2010, 4:41 pm
Quoting Timothy Mably
Saying "Oh my..." then whatever it is your saying it to is a sign of high authority. Whoever's name you use in vain it means that their important. I'm not saying you should use the Lord's name in vain but if you say "Oh my Allah" it's still bad because your saying he's the top guy.



Then why does the world then use it as a mild swear word, or an exclamation of surprise? It is used as often as "Crap" and not regarded as anything other than a regular vocabulary word; more often used than "The" as i have seen.It is not at all used as a sign of "high authority". I really don't think they would use it if they knew they were "honoring" God.

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| March 15, 2010, 8:37 pm
Quoting Timothy Mably
Saying "Oh my..." then whatever it is your saying it to is a sign of high authority. Whoever's name you use in vain it means that their important. I'm not saying you should use the Lord's name in vain but if you say "Oh my Allah" it's still bad because your saying he's the top guy.



Then why does the world then use it as a mild swear word, or an exclamation of surprise? It is used as often as "Crap" and not regarded as anything other than a regular vocabulary word; more often used than "The" as i have seen.It is not at all used as a sign of "high authority". I really don't think they would use it if they knew they were "honoring" God.

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| March 15, 2010, 8:40 pm
Quoting Timothy Mably

I didn't say it was honoring God. I said it shows that God is your top guy. Your not going to say somebody's name in vain unless their important in some way or another.


.....How is it using God's name is vain by non-christians and Islamists and Hindus showing that God is their 'top guy'? That i don't understand. They have their own 'top guys'. Why would they need our own God? They use Our God as a curse or exclamation every other sentence...and they don't even know who they are refering to...i have asked some of my soccer teammates who do it all the time. They just know it is 'some thing'. They just use it.

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| March 15, 2010, 11:14 pm
Quoting Timothy Mably
It has become more of a phrase but why would you use somebody's name in vain unless you think highly of them and highly of the context you are using it for?


1.How old are you? You really have no clue. Have you ever been around people who use God's name in vain?Otherwise, this has been a waste of time. 2. .....I'll say it again. You have nooo clue. It is not held in high esteem; not by anyone. God said as one of his ten commandments: you shall not use My name in vain. So what is saying "Oh my ..." ....using His name in vain. If it were honoring Him or thinking highly of that person, why would God say we couldn't do it?

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| March 16, 2010, 6:54 pm
Quoting Elite commando Broadside
Muslims, Jews, and Christians all worship the same God. The Main difference is the interpretation of who Jesus was, the son of God or just a prophet.

Muslims, Jews, and Christians do NOT worship the same God. Allah is nothing like the God of the Bible. Jews and Christians alone worship the true God.
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| March 17, 2010, 4:14 pm
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Quoting Commander Thorn
Muslims, Jews, and Christians do NOT worship the same God. Allah is nothing like the God of the Bible. Jews and Christians alone worship the true God.

actually all three are iachawe(jehova whatever but iachawe is his real name)
its just the way of worship and teachings that are different
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| March 17, 2010, 6:49 pm
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Quoting The Lego Man The Lego Man

1.How old are you? You really have no clue. Have you ever been around people who use God's name in vain?Otherwise, this has been a waste of time. 2. .....I'll say it again. You have nooo clue. It is not held in high esteem; not by anyone. God said as one of his ten commandments: you shall not use My name in vain. So what is saying "Oh my ..." ....using His name in vain. If it were honoring Him or thinking highly of that person, why would God say we couldn't do it?

gentlemen please!

the bible says thou shalt not use the lords name in vain, but that stands for Iachawe not "god"
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| March 17, 2010, 6:51 pm
Quoting Timothy Mably
1. 15 and yes I have been with more than the people above using the Lord's name in vain.
2. Your causing a fight.
3. You really don't understand english. They arn't worshipping him by using his name in vain. But it shows that his name must be important if your using it. You don't hear
your name used in vain because it isn't important at all, therefore, it isn't a sin.


Ugh.I know. How would it be important? It is not used in importance at all...just, as i said, a mild exclamation. That is how the majority of the world views it.

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| March 17, 2010, 8:16 pm
Quoting Timothy Mably

That's what I've been saying. But if your using somebody's name in vain, they must be important, even if you aren't intending to!!!!!


How is it important? ..... 0.o. ugh.
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| March 17, 2010, 8:51 pm
It's against the Ten Commandments, do not speak of the Lord in vain. Other religions might not do that, or people just don't listen. I've even heard that something like "oh my gosh" is bad to say, because it's so close to "God", but I'm really not sure how that works, because it would seem more respectful by purposely not saying "Oh my God".
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| March 17, 2010, 9:41 pm
Quoting Elite commando Broadside
To correct you, technically, Allah IS God. Muslims, Jews, and Christians all worship the same God. The Main difference is the interpretation of who Jesus was, the son of God or just a prophet.


I disagree, there IS a difference, oh my gopher
They do NOt. I think u got it wrong

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| March 17, 2010, 11:06 pm
Quoting Elite commando Broadside
To correct you, technically, Allah IS God. Muslims, Jews, and Christians all worship the same God. The Main difference is the interpretation of who Jesus was, the son of God or just a prophet.


I disagree, there IS a difference, oh my gopher
They do NOt. I think u got it wrong

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| March 17, 2010, 11:06 pm
Quoting Timothy Mably
"Gosh" is only a filler word and is nowhere mentioned in the Bible to be a sin.


I have heard rumors about that. When my parents were young ( The good old days) swearing of any kind or saying Oh my ... was prohibited. you got in big trouble if you did. So, the young rebellious teenagers, being as they are, made up oh my gosh instead...but the gosh is just a replacement for God. It is not mentioned as a sin, and is veeery minor now, forgotten for what it was really used as.

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| March 17, 2010, 11:42 pm
Quoting Timothy Mably


Well, it was very fun to debate with you. I like being able to actually debate with someone smart... i suppose you got me on this one. But i'll be back! I just have to find another...but yes. It is the thought that counts...how they said it, definetly counts.
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| March 17, 2010, 11:49 pm
Quoting Timothy Mably
Very true. I say "Oh my gosh" without the motive of making fun and sometimes it's just that, only the motive counts and I believe this is one of those cases so without a bad motive, I suppose it isn't a sin.

Yeah, I guess even if you were little and heard someone say a swear, you might walk around saying it but without a bad motive, so it wouldn't be sinning.
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| March 18, 2010, 8:36 am
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