We have to be very careful about taking God’s name in vain. I see people posting on CAF writing “OMG” and “sheesh”.
Gosh, sheesh… these are evasive synonyms. They make us feel better because we did not actually use the word but they mean the same thing. It bother’s me when people do it in in person. There really is no place for it on Catholic message boards.
The Jews used evasive synonyms to avoid saying God’s name and to avoid profaning the sacred. Jesus warned sternly about taking the names of God and referring to sacred things in profane ways.
"Woe to you, blind guides, who say,
If any one swears by the temple, it is nothing; but if any one swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.' You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred? And you say,If any one swears by the altar, it is nothing; but if any one swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? So he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by everything on it; and he who swears by the temple, swears by it and by him who dwells in it; and he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it. (Matthew 23:16-22)
I’m just as guilty as anyone else, but the second commandment still stands.