I know pretty well what is an outright blasphemy, or taking the Lord’s Name in vain.
I do wonder about the grey areas of blasphemy or of taking the Lord’s Name in vain. Are saying gosh, gee, goodness, dear, etc., sins?
What about ‘Oh my God’ and the like as exclamations for ordinary situations? My understanding though is that the ones with the actual names of God, Christ or the saints etc., are clearly sin.
I’ve been trying to get such exclamations out of my vocabulary but every so now one of those seemingly innocent ones just flies out of my mouth and I regret them immediately.
I’d very much like to listen to the different opinions on the above,
With thanks, Rove