I'm going to start off with an admission. I am very, very sensitive to what seems to me to be profanity. It may be that my profanity sensors need a little adjusting to make them less sensitive. So, here's the question: Does the term "God forbid!" as used in the King James Version of the Bible border on profanity? It always feels to me like it might. Here's why I think so. 1. God's name did not appear in the texts that were translated, so Paul didn't feel using God's name was necessary to express his meaning. Therefore, God's name may be used gratuitously here. 2. If my children started using the term "God forbid" to express that they thought something really, really, oughtn't happen, I'd slap them upside the head. Actually, I'd probably send them to their room. Anyway, I wouldn't allow it in my house. What say ye?