His Name In Vain One of the guys stood up in church and said that he was angry because people were always telling him that he was sinning, when he wasn't. It wasn't a sin, he said, to smoke...it's one of the non-deadly sins, he said, because God made tobacco for man's enjoyment. But there's already a thread about that one - I'd like to turn to the next thing he said. I'm not going to write the word here, I believe that it's a bad word. But he said that it isn't taking the Lord's name in vain...because God can (curse) something, it wasn't a curse-word. You know the word I'm talking about? It's a word that I won't allow in my home. It's a word that I don't use myself. It's a word that, in my faith, I shouldn't have to listen to other people use when they're in my office or in my home or within earshot. I believe that it is using the Lord's name in vain. So I don't do it. dictionary.referene.com/browse/vain defines "vain" as: excessively proud of or concerned about one's own appearance, qualities, achievements, etc.; conceited: a vain dandy. proceeding from or showi8ng personal vanity: vain remarks. ineffectual or unsuccessful; futile: a vain effort. without real significance, value, or importance; baseless or worthless: vain pageantry; vain display. Archaic. senseless or foolish. -idiom in vain, a without effect or avail; to no purpose. b in an improper or irreverent manner: to take God's name in vain. The pastor (the guy's brother) agreed. It wasn't taking the Lord's name in vain, and it wasn't one of the "deadly" sins. Thoughts?