So it is not quite right to conclude that, while Hindu yogis get to the divine through the body, Christian believers get to the divine only through the spirit.” For those who remain uncomfortable with this, he suggests looking into “recent innovations such as ‘Praise Moves’ — ‘the Christian alternative to yoga,’” which attempts “to bend yoga toward Christian ends.”
Meanwhile, on the same webpage, in another part of the world, maybe a couple of states over:
“How many of us, when we use the grand old expletive ‘bloody,’ recall that we are invoking (‘by our Lady’), the mother of Christ? … When a Welsch-speaker exclaims ‘Godacia!’ — his equivalent of ‘Damn!’ — he little realizes he is echoing the old English curse, ‘God ache you!'” As religious curses lost their punch, dirty words based on s-x went on the rise.
But, as Jan observes, “By now the ‘F’ word has become so commonplace throughout the English-speaking world that one does not even notice it.”
That would come as a shock to the millions of American Protestants who are especially allergic to “cursing.”