Take Not the Name of God

nancy pro's picture

Average: 4.6 (5 votes)

Take not the name of God.
Not just when it is in vain.
Take not the name of God at all.

Not because of some moral
or metaphysical

Take not the name of God
because once it is a name
or has a name
it can not be God anymore.

george's picture

The cardle of religions

I wish the bible would be less mediocre and would not include the "for vain" in the first place. "Take not the name of God" is more truthful and powerful.

But hey, if that had happened, there would have been no religions and no religious politicians such as priests, rabbis, and ayatollahs to decree what is for vain and what is not.

george | Wed, 08/19/2009 - 04:37
kaput's picture

Feel god instead of saying his name

This is the big difference between saying and feeling which can be beyond concepts and words - and indeed you can not depict god in words and so any mentioning of god is in vain.

kaput | Wed, 08/19/2009 - 05:32