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TRUCK with JESUS christ is not a swear word...... who came up with the idea of "cuss or swear words?"

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TRUCK with JESUS christ is not a swear word...... who came up with the idea of "cuss or swear words?"
The other day we saw a truck driving down lancaster street here in fort worth texas that reads on the side, "jesus christ is not a swear word" written on the sides and back.......who invented the idea or concept of "swear words"? Where did it originate? 12/2011
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  • Get Bashed 2012/01/02 11:06:03
    Get Bashed
    @#$%&*.....Now who decided that this represents swearing is what I want to know, anyone?
  • kfallslady 2011/12/31 02:37:45 (edited)
    kfallslady
    Jesus Christ is a swear word if you are cussing. If you are mad and say Well Jesus Christ.. that is taking his name invain, it's not honoring him.
  • Erin Innocent 2011/12/30 16:04:26
    Erin Innocent
    some people....they just did
    i do know where the "i dont give a da!m" comes from, though
  • stevegt... Erin In... 2011/12/30 16:20:55 (edited)
  • Andrew 2011/12/30 06:31:11
    Andrew
    +1
    Gods name is never to be said just becuase one is angry upset, it is used when we are calling on Him.
  • Willy 2011/12/30 00:29:28
    Willy
    +1
    It's only a swear word if you use it in vain.
  • Gordon 2011/12/29 23:33:56
    Gordon
    It depends on the tone of voice when our Lord's name is used.
  • out damned spot 2011/12/29 22:25:49
  • stevegt... out dam... 2011/12/29 22:35:02
  • out dam... stevegt... 2011/12/29 22:45:32
  • Mikel_mad2002 2011/12/29 20:15:37
    Mikel_mad2002
    +2
    According to some, saying it in a bad frame of mind constitutes taking the Lord's name in vain. Don't know where the idea of swear words came from
  • FYI 2011/12/29 20:02:09
    FYI
    +1
    I have no f@cking idea.
  • reaper 2011/12/29 19:22:41
    reaper
    +1
    i don't know where the whole swear word concept come from but i don't know of "jesus christ" being one either. who said it was in the first place?

    well this can help some http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • autumnfae 2011/12/29 19:13:49
    autumnfae
    +2
    someone who had nothing better to do then pick at languages?
  • stevegt... autumnfae 2011/12/29 22:35:17
  • David 2011/12/29 18:12:49
    David
    There are several different classes of "cuss" or "swear" words.

    1. As close to the original concept as possible, the term "cuss" is derived from "curse"--literally pronouncing a malediction upon someone or something, invoking a power beyond oneself to pronounce evil to come to that person or thing. Classically, this is only viewed as wrong in two cases (or from two different viewpoints). The person being cursed might rightly view such as being wrong OR adherents of whatever higher power is being invoked might view the malediction as irreverent, blasphemous, a defamation of that which they view as holy.

    2. "Swear" words are similar in derivation. Frivolously swearing (making an oath) by that which the social group views to be holy has been viewed as blasphemous, anathema, by many social groups for millennia.

    3. Then there are the semi- or sub-literate neo-Victorian bowdlerizers among us who confuse and conflate obscenity, vulgarity and blasphemy (all separate classes of expression viewed with equal and undiscerning distaste by prissy illiterates) and class them allas "cursing" or "cuss/swear" words.

    The last is the most common in our increasingly post-literate, dumbed-down "den otation to the lowest common denominator" society as defined by Ortega's "Mass Man".

    But that'...
    There are several different classes of "cuss" or "swear" words.

    1. As close to the original concept as possible, the term "cuss" is derived from "curse"--literally pronouncing a malediction upon someone or something, invoking a power beyond oneself to pronounce evil to come to that person or thing. Classically, this is only viewed as wrong in two cases (or from two different viewpoints). The person being cursed might rightly view such as being wrong OR adherents of whatever higher power is being invoked might view the malediction as irreverent, blasphemous, a defamation of that which they view as holy.

    2. "Swear" words are similar in derivation. Frivolously swearing (making an oath) by that which the social group views to be holy has been viewed as blasphemous, anathema, by many social groups for millennia.

    3. Then there are the semi- or sub-literate neo-Victorian bowdlerizers among us who confuse and conflate obscenity, vulgarity and blasphemy (all separate classes of expression viewed with equal and undiscerning distaste by prissy illiterates) and class them allas "cursing" or "cuss/swear" words.

    The last is the most common in our increasingly post-literate, dumbed-down "den otation to the lowest common denominator" society as defined by Ortega's "Mass Man".

    But that's just the view of a semi-literate student (striving for real literacy) of society crying in the wilderness, "Prepare for the coming Dark Age!" *sigh* Still, semi-literacy is better than what I endured in many years in the wasteland of Academia Nut Fruitcake Bakeries...
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  • stevegt... David 2011/12/29 21:59:43
  • David stevegt... 2011/12/30 00:29:13
    David
    +1
    Oh, certainly, Steve, if this is what you think of as a "curse":



    Phil 2:8"...being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
  • Amy.[: 2011/12/29 17:29:24
    Amy.[:
    +1
    Someone stupid
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2011/12/29 16:57:27
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +2
    Yes, people do invoke the Name of our Lord and Savior, though that's a Name that they clearly do not know. Displays like the one on this truck are good to see: an attempt to reclaim that Name and pay it the respect due a King.
  • Sarah TH Marshall Switcher 2011/12/29 16:55:03
    Sarah TH Marshall Switcher
    +2
    The concept of curse words is very, very old, and doesn't have anything to do with Jesus. People have believed for a very long time that words have the power to invoke bad things- generally interference from gods. Speaking a curse could potentially kill your neighbors sheep or turn them green. Since these words had such negative associations, saying them was frowned upon.

    The use of Jesus as a curse word stems from that whole "don't take the lords name in vain" thing.
  • stevegt... Sarah T... 2011/12/29 22:06:31
  • Murph 2011/12/29 16:54:29
    Murph
    +1
    God did.

    http://www.biblegateway.com/p...
    Exodus 20: 7
    “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain".
  • stevegt... Murph 2011/12/29 22:05:18
  • BloodMist 2011/12/29 16:52:22
    BloodMist
    +2
    Bah, the concept of any word being worse than any other is an invention of the aristocratic elite of ye olde days, meant to be another form of deciding who was a "better" person just because they were rich and powerful.The church most definitely counts in that regard, without a doubt they were massively aristocratic (and sometimes still are).
  • stevegt... BloodMist 2011/12/29 22:04:15
  • Cookielane 2011/12/29 16:36:25 (edited)
    Cookielane
    +2
    It's not that it's a swear word. When you call out the name of God or Jesus and aren't actually speaking to/about them, you're cursing. People often confusing swear words for cursing. they aren't always the same. And I loved the video.
  • BloodMist Cookielane 2012/01/01 21:41:08 (edited)
    BloodMist
    What always struck me as odd as why the HELL would such an omnipresent being care about a simple, basic utterance?



    i know that's Satan but it kinda..illustrates the point.
  • Cookielane BloodMist 2012/01/02 02:41:02
    Cookielane
    +2
    I don't know whether or not it offends Him, but then again, if someone used your name for a curse, would you hate it?
  • BloodMist Cookielane 2012/01/02 03:07:25
    BloodMist
    Frankly, I'd be flattered. ;)
  • Cookielane BloodMist 2012/01/02 03:08:56
    Cookielane
    Actually I've been on the receiving end of such, and I hated it.
  • BloodMist Cookielane 2012/01/02 03:13:53
    BloodMist
    You mean damn you?Oh, no...how terrible.
  • Cookielane BloodMist 2012/01/02 15:41:02
    Cookielane
    +1
    No, when I was a kid, other kids used to make fun of my name and shout it in a humiliating way.
  • BloodMist Cookielane 2012/01/08 18:16:09
    BloodMist
    Well, you are a human, not a god.If you were a god you just either tell them to shut the hell up or slice them up square, as gods do.Which they rarely do, even satan.It's mostly the Greek gods that care enough.



  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2011/12/29 16:32:49
  • reaper stevegt... 2011/12/29 19:25:01
    reaper
    +1
    thats actually really disturbing. who ever did that has some kind of complex
  • stevegt... reaper 2011/12/29 22:01:44
  • stevegt... stevegt... 2011/12/29 22:03:00 (edited)
  • reaper stevegt... 2011/12/29 22:13:59
    reaper
    funnier
  • stevegt... reaper 2011/12/31 15:43:14

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