Have you ever noticed that the only word that liberals are afraid to utter, besides "God," is "hell"?
If they have to utter it at all, they often say, "H-E-double hockey sticks." I notice even self-described cynics doing this.
It seems that they don't want to be reminded of the reality of it.
For this reason, I use it as my cuss word of choice. I mean, if you can't take hell's name in vain, what can you? I encourage my kids to do the same.
It's fun when they gasp.
I also noticed during EWTN’s commentary this morning after the meeting with the Cardinals, one of the panel members (I’m pretty sure it was Fr. De Souza), noted the fact that this Pope comes right out and mentions the devil without any hesitation.
The commentator seemed to think that the Holy Father will have to temper that somewhat, since talk of the devil disturbs some people. Of course, I’m only paraphrasing what he (Fr. De Souza) said.
But I think it’s great. The thought of giving in to the devil SHOULD disturb people!! I hope Pope Francis keeps up the good work, personally.