Damnsle Inthis-Dress

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

My God, My God, Why Did You Make Your Children So Stupid?

I want to know why "God damn", "Goddamn", "Godamn", "God dam" and other variations thereof are considered "bad", or "vulgar" or "blasphemous" (a term, by the way, which I was appalled to find out appears in legal texts as applying to criminally chargeable statutes). I've been told that it's because one of the "Commandments" is to not take God's name in vain.


But god is not a name, it's a title.

There are literally millions of gods throughout history, thousands of which are still "alive" today. How the hell (and by what arrogance) do the christians suppose I'm invoking their god? When I say “Goddamn it! I’ve lost the love of McDougal again! That fucking cheating bastard has a greased up knothole with pouty lips! Goddamn it!”, how does anyone presume to know that I’m not asking the god Mithra, or Baal or Lord Vishnu or Queen Elizabeth to damn McDougal? It’s not like I’m saying Yahwe (or Jayweh or Ya, way! or Satan, or however you spell it, I’m no scholar) damn him. THAT would be taking the christian god’s name in vain. Then I could see the christians getting their collective panties in a bunch.

But no one says that. I have never heard “Yahweh damn it!” from the lips of anyone, ever. I just googled the spelling, btw.

I’m just so tired of hearing bleeped out songs and stand up comic routines. It’s fucking annoying. We all know they’re saying “god” during the bleep. The “damn” part is OK, but saying the “god” part first is what makes it wrong. The irony makes me giggle. And then cry. Maybe everyone should start saying “Damngod!” instead. I bet THAT wouldn’t get bleeped.

Why are we catering to the sensibilities of people who looked at Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Ted Haggard, and others of their ilk and said “Mmmhmm. Them’s good people. Mmmhmm.” even after said men had proved, beyond a shadow of doubt, their hypocrisy?

I don’t get it. Queen Elizabeth damn you all.


Blogger thepinkangel said...

just wanted to say AMEN (that seems an ironic word to use in your blog), but anyway AMEN to what you said on "ashley's" blog.

8/2/07 12:06  
Blogger sharon said...

I never thought about it that way...good conclusion!!
And speaking of God....I thanked Him when I read what you wrote on Ashley's blog...I was thinking the same damn thing!!
You go...

8/2/07 14:49  
Blogger damnsle said...

Thanks to both of you. Her whole blog has got to be a joke, though. I have a sneaking suspicion it's actually done by the artist formally known as Calzone.

8/2/07 15:30  
Blogger Bunyan, Paul Bunyan said...

When I was a child Fuck was the taboo word. Goddamn was used with abandon.In the 21st century fuck is now lower case and the C word is now taking its place in comedy for shock value in the movies and soon even more mainstream than just us lumber jacks, no shit C is to F in the 21st century as to what F was to C in the 20th century.In other words C is the fuck of the 21st century...History will prove me right. PB

11/2/07 22:59  
Blogger josh williams said...

Bunyan has fallen off the wagon again..

12/2/07 21:32  
Blogger damnsle said...

Seriously, was Bunyan ever actually on the wagon to begin with?

And then life goes on...

13/2/07 19:37  
Blogger josh williams said...

How about L Ron Hubbard Dammit!

16/2/07 10:17  
Blogger Friends of McDougal said...

I have a funny feeling in my nether regions every time I come over here.

And by nether regions, I of course mean my 'taint.

I mean that in the best way.

It's a mild burning, but ...

Oh ...


hang on.

God damn it.

Is this your curling iron?

2/3/07 23:15  
Blogger Calzone said...

Yeah it was a joke.

I loved fighting with you as a 17 year old girl.

I'm totally rushing on it.

5/3/07 20:35  
Blogger josh williams said...

You gonna post again?

8/3/07 16:25  
Blogger damnsle said...

I always post again. It's the timing that keeps it interesting.

10/3/07 01:35  
Blogger damnsle said...

Calzone-- like you were ever anything other than a 17 year old girl to me. That's kinda what turns me on about you, in a non-pederastic way.

10/3/07 01:38  

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