'What the heck.'
Do you hear these often? I do. I live in an area where the majority thinks cursing is a bad bad thing, so they find creative ways to do it. In essence, it's still cursing, but they're using different words.
So, what is wrong with the words 'Fuck' and 'Shit?' If you read any article pertaining to the FCC and why you can't say certain words on television, it's because of their meaning and intent.
Taken from an article of the NY Times:
"The commission has, for instance, said that swearing in “Saving Private Ryan,” the Steven Spielberg war movie, was not indecent, while swearing by blues masters in a music documentary produced by Martin Scorsese was indecent. Nudity in “Schindler’s List,” another Spielberg movie, was allowed, but a few seconds of partial nudity in “NYPD Blue” was not."
But if you're saying "mother freaker" instead of "motherfucker," is the intent still not there? Aren't you simply cursing, but with different words? Vulgar vs non-vulgar use of certain words create a blurry line. Doesn't the same apply when you leave the vulgarity and intent there, but use a different word?
And this is where I get confused, since the people doing this are of a certain "M" religion... doesn't the bible say if you sin in your heart/mind it is just as bad as the real sin? Like lusting for your neighbor's wife being just as bad as actual adultery.
If you live by a moral code and are bound to follow it, using 'Son of a Bishop' when you drop your non-caffeinated drink on the ground should still count. Think of it along the same lines as kids saying "oral doesn't count as sex, so I'm still technically a virgin..."
Even if you're half-assing it, you're still doing it. Sex, cursing, etc. Get over it, and either do it right or don't do it at all.