How is God addressed in your various languages? Are you formal or informal? If you use God's name in vain, is it viewed negatively? I don't want to tread to far into religious waters, however I had no idea of the concept of using God's name in vain until just recently, and I have grown up in the United States (if that makes any difference). In Indian culture, the most informal person is invoked for God to imply familiarity (i.e. you have a very close relationship with God so it makes perfect sense to be informal). God's name is also used in what my friends would describe as "in vain." I feel like Hindi and Panjabi speakers address God vocatively all the time.