The third commandment reads “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain” (Ex. 20:4 KJV). Many people believe this is a commandment that prohibits swearing. This commandment is often viewed as a warning against using words like “Damn” or “Hell.” Many of us were raised to believe that “taking God’s name in vain” means using the words “God” and “Damn” in the same sentence. So if that is correct then all we have to do is clean up our language. Right? Not exactly.