Recent editorial cartoon takes the Lord’s name in vain

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TO THE EDITOR:

I was shocked when I read the editorial cartoon in the Thursday, March 10, edition of the Rhode Island Catholic. The second commandment specifically says not to take God’s name in vain. So serious is this, that it comes two commandments before the command not to kill. And yet the Rhode Island Catholic gave this a pass because it is spelled differently? Is it no longer a sin when we spell it differently? How many other euphemisms could have been substituted and gotten the point across without giving scandal, such as Oh my gosh, Oh my goodness, Oh my Heavens, For Pete’s sake… Is it not enough that it commonly crops up frequently throughout society? I’m both offended and disappointed.

Matthew Duska, West Greenwich

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