Mormons take swearing seriously, and prefer not to do it, even when it’s in the scriptures sometimes.  My son was reading from the Book of Mormon.  We came across a few swear words–he read hell and damn as heck and darn.  I told him if it’s in the scriptures, it’s ok, but he still refused to say it.  I don’t know what he’d do when he comes across ass in the scriptures.

It also reminds me of the phrase “God Bless You.”  Mormons just don’t say it very often.  President Hinckley did, but it seems to me most Mormons are uncomfortable saying this, as if it is somehow taking the name of God in vain.  Is this a phrase you use frequently?

Why do you think Mormons have an aversion to swear words, even in the scriptures?