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02-01-2014, 06:26 PM
Question Religious profanity in other religions/cultures?
If you're an english speaker, most likely you've been influenced by Christian culture. And so your religious profanity most likely deals with "God" or "Jesus Christ"

Jesus EXPLETIVE Christ, Jesus Christ, Jesus H Christ, Goddamnit, God EXPLETIVE damnit, etc.

My question is, what's the common religious profanity in other religious cultures? I'm sure most translated are just "god damn it" or "gods damn it", but what about for their own prophets/saviors?

Do Muslim cultures in addition to saying "god damn it" say something like "By Muhammad's beard!"

Or is religious profanity unique to Christian cultures?
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02-01-2014, 06:31 PM
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(02-01-2014 06:26 PM)PoolBoyG Wrote:  If you're an english speaker, most likely you've been influenced by Christian culture. And so your religious profanity most likely deals with "God" or "Jesus Christ"

Jesus EXPLETIVE Christ, Jesus Christ, Jesus H Christ, Goddamnit, God EXPLETIVE damnit, etc.

My question is, what's the common religious profanity in other religious cultures? I'm sure most translated are just "god damn it" or "gods damn it", but what about for their own prophets/saviors?

Do Muslim cultures in addition to saying "god damn it" say something like "By Muhammad's beard!"

Or is religious profanity unique to Christian cultures?

I've always been curious what the H stands for in Jesus H Christ? Smile

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02-01-2014, 06:34 PM
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(02-01-2014 06:31 PM)Monster_Riffs Wrote:  I've always been curious what the H stands for in Jesus H Christ? Smile




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02-01-2014, 06:36 PM
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(02-01-2014 06:34 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(02-01-2014 06:31 PM)Monster_Riffs Wrote:  I've always been curious what the H stands for in Jesus H Christ? Smile




Hahaha! That's EPIC! Big Grin

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02-01-2014, 06:53 PM
RE: Religious profanity in other religions/cultures?
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02-01-2014, 07:04 PM
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Hairy fucking krishna!

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02-01-2014, 08:06 PM (This post was last modified: 02-01-2014 08:25 PM by Heathen.)
RE: Religious profanity in other religions/cultures?
Here is a list of what in Quebec are the absolute most foul and horrible words that you could possible use. For those that may not know, Quebec is almost entirely Roman Catholic. Much like the bible belt in the US, there seems to be a church nearly every few blocks. Support is waning however it is still very much a part of the culture. As will be obvious, it is the context in which these words are used that makes all the difference. A Qubecois who is really pissed off will scream out a list of 5 or more of these words. What is interesting is that many of them can be used as a noun, adjective or as a verb. The flair and intensity of the delivery and the careful pronunciation and punctuation serve to elevate the sacre. It really is something amazing to hear!

baptême – "baptism"
calisse (calice) – "chalice"
calvaire – "Calvary"
ciarge (cierge) – "votive or Paschal candle"
ciboire – "ciborium" or "pyx", receptacles in which the host is stored
criss (Christ) – "Christ"
maudit – "damn"
osti (hostie) – "host"
sacrament (sacrement) – "Sacrament"
simonaque (simonaque) – from the sin of simony
tabarnack (tabernacle) – "tabernacle"
viarge (vierge) – "the Virgin Mary"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_French_profanity

I searched around to find an article to explain it and this one is pretty good. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con...01286.html

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02-01-2014, 08:25 PM
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On a related note, two weeks ago, I about spit laughing at the Penny Arcade where Gabe loses it and starts getting creative with taking God's name in vain.

"And... fuck! Jesus! God! MARY. And LORD! On high! Fucking... Emmanuel! Saints! GAH!"

That "Emmanuel" part is what got me. I'm working that into my lexicon.
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03-01-2014, 03:46 AM
RE: Religious profanity in other religions/cultures?
Allah is an almost inescapable part of the language but not really what you'd call an expletive. Phrases like insh'allah - literally "god willing" - in practice this is like the Spanish mañana but without the sense of urgency. Or Mash'allah which is like... Wh00t!

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03-01-2014, 07:09 AM
RE: Religious profanity in other religions/cultures?
Here it's common to say "jebo te bog " literally it translates as "god fuck(ed) you" , google translates it as "holly shit" which is a correct meaning of the expression in the sense that it's used.

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