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opinion | jennifer graham

Blasphemy is the new ‘wow’

Previously deemed offensive, ‘oh my God’ becomes ubiquitous

The best proof that America is becoming a godless society is not declining church attendance, but idle chatter on the sidelines at youth soccer games. There, parents know not to criticize the referees or the coaches, but they freely employ a phrase that is offensive to people of faith.

“Oh my God, did you see that kick?”

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