The Common Good

Blast! -- And Other Words God Does or Does Not Care About

Slate's Brian Palmer put up a piece about four letter words--your potty mouth, people. 

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Does God care about certain words? Does he care about some and not others? 

 

Here's a bit from it: 

 

"The Old Testament and other religious texts prohibit taking the Lord’s name in vain, but do the gods have a problem with words like s--- and f---?
Some gods do. The Quran doesn’t directly address vulgar language, but the Prophet Mohammed made his opposition to it clear in theHadith—statements attributed to the prophet with varying degrees of reliability. According to one of Mohammed’s contemporaries, he once said that “Allah does not like obscene words or deeds,” while another acquaintance reportedly observed that “the prophet was not one who would abuse (others) or say obscene words.” These anti-obscenity provisions appear regularly in the Hadith, making Islam the sole Abrahamic religion with a clear prohibition in its sacred texts on obscene language."

 

 

Read the whole post: HERE.