This is a post about a new intertubes meme I’ve noticed–your mileage may vary–and whether it has minor moral implications. This is just my $.02. Heh.
The following phrases and their variations are getting more frequent around the internets:
Bless his heart.
God love ‘em.
Lord love us.
Heaven help us.
God save us.
The first four show amused affection for stupid or inexplicable behavior. The last two express (mock?) horror. They all have an antique and southern flavor. They have more than a whiff of hipster irony about them, like Hollywood stars with trucker caps. They also explicitly or implicitly call on God. And they’re right in my wheelhouse.
Assume as I do that its blasphemous and vain to use God, Lord, Christ, etc. as interjections. So I can’t go around OMGing on the internet, even if I wanted. Can I go around blessing hearts, or would heaven forfend?