God bless/damn it

When people are trying to clean up their language, they’ll replace “damn” with “bless” when they’re upset about something. For example: “God bless it” replaces “God damn it”.

Yet when these people do this, they aren’t reframing their emotions. They aren’t changing their thoughts or their intent. “God bless it” does not mean, “This situation frustrates me so I am asking God to intervene in this moment with his blessing to help me resolve this problem.” it just means, “God damn it.” And if it still means, “God damn it” then I believe it is better to just say, “God damn it” than to commit both blasphemy and ingenious posturing by replacing the word “damn” with “bless.”


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