Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Swearing

Long ago we abandoned
the Jewish carpenter.
Strangely he still has power
to lend force to uncertain words
as we strengthen a point
with a slap to his face.
Jesus bloody Christ.

5 comments:

Inconsequential said...

Lol, I was oft told as a child, not to blaspheme, and then usually slapped/smacked...not bad for a non-religious family...

ish said...

Blasphemy makes we wonder if there will come a time when using the name of Christ will be merely quaint and ridiculous, like "by Jove", or is there something else going on, as I do believe. I would have thought Western indifference to Christ might have brought us to that point already. Interesting (admirable!) that your family, inconsequential, made that stand.

Inconsequential said...

I think it was reflex.
All my Grand parents were religious. My parents kinda represent a first generation of not necessarily non religious, but certainly non active, so I think they merely reacted to a lifetime of conditioning....bless them :)

they know not what they do.....


:)

Anonymous said...

ouch

Anonymous said...

ouch