What is it about the world these days that it makes such a fuss about so-called racist intent and slurs in television entertainment shows? Then there’re drunken sportspeople and their carefree or abusive antics in ingratiating themselves (not!) with an onlooking society disgusted at their lack of discretion—people who apparently ‘should know better.’ It seems the world is becoming much more morally conscious. Is that really the case?
I’m not sure, but there’s one thing from a Christian’s perspective that hurts a great deal in relation to the world and how it often treats God. It’s the seemingly standard exclamation of, ‘Oh, my god!’—a.k.a. “OMG,” or the “G” bomb.
Time is coming when hopefully the world with increase its political correct stance so much that it begins to respect any known people group, including God believers, not simply Christians.
The main issue is the phrase is so vacant of meaning it basically makes no sense.
For a person to say this means they obviously don’t really believe in God. They couldn’t because they’d know that he wishes for us to esteem him highly, not for his benefit, but for ours. If we can’t respect God, how can we respect our fellows; peers, family, authority figures?
For a person who plainly doesn’t believe in God—let alone Jesus—why would they care? Perhaps they might actually care, however, about respecting others—that might be the only reason they’d resist flippantly dropping the “G” bomb.
When I hear people drop the “G” bomb or when I read it, I often ask myself, ‘That’s interesting, I wonder who (or what) your god/gods is/are?’ And, ‘What about it?—they start a conversation (with something that doesn’t exist) and don’t finish it.’ It’s only another non-truth saying where speech and language becomes an uncontrolled purging, proving how vulgar and immature we really are.
People, if you care—if you truly love your fellow human beings—some of whom are Christians and others believing in God, please be careful about blatantly offending people with unthinking language, speech and actions.
The world will only have so much tolerance...
© S. J. Wickham, 2009.