The Third Commandment
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold guiltless anyone who takes his name in vain.
One of the more interesting aspects of the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which involves the collaboration of Indiana and his father,
Dr. Henry Jones, on a search for the Holy Grail, shows the older Jones as a representative of an antique piety to which his son is a stranger. While on their way by motorcycle to Berlin, the secular younger Jones, in an episode of disgust, says “Jesus Christ!” as an expletive. His father slaps him hard, points a finger, and says, “That’s for blasphemy.”
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