i use the word God, for a lot of purposes. I don't believe that using the word is wrong- as i don't believe in a God who wouldn't know the difference between someone referring to God, and someone blaspheming or swearing! The God i worship, i think, wants me to respect God's power in my life, and not deny or refuse it. No amount of saying words, whatever they may be and however "foul", constitutes blasphemy to me. I think it depends on what your heart is feeling, what your soul is trying to express when you use the words. And i think God can see this difference.
btw, we are Lutheran. But not every Lutheran believes this. I feel good about the way i worship and i think that whatever makes you comfortable is right for you. if you are uncomfortable using God as a name for God, don't. I don't think it is wrong to use it, though. In the end, God knows what we mean!
slightly off topic:
Dh and i were talking about swearing the other day- using words like "p-ssed off", damn, and such. I have decided that we will raise ds to know that other people think these words are "bad", but there is nothing inherently bad about them. he should know that other people may be offended by them, and that there are situations in which it would be unwise to use these words, but if he feels "p-ssed off", he should be able to say so, or think so. i believe that swearing makes people sound stupid, but sometimes you are too frustrated to adequately express yourself and swearing results.
i feel the same way about using the word God as both a name for God & a word like any other. it's just a word.
Hi, I'm Tabitha. I'm a homeschooling mother of four: ds (11) dd (9) ds (7) ds (5) And I'm expecting a fifth in 2014! Find me at http://www.omelay.blogspot.com