I was tasked to explore on how religious culture affects language and vice versa and also in editing the introduction. Previously during lessons, we have learnt about theories and examples of Sapir Whorf Hypothesis, kick-starting my understanding of the relationship between language, culture&thought. I was aware that language has influence over culture&thought. However, I do not believe that it has absolute control on how we think or act.
However, I realised that it was much more difficult than expected to find evidence to support my claim that language affects culture and thought. For example, we wanted to talk about how “Oh my God” seems to trivialise and normalise the word “God”, from being a higher being to being used frequently in our expressions. However, we discovered that many people use the word “Oh my God” without thinking too much into it. Hence, in this case, language does not have a significant impact on religion.
Thus, from this Wiki, it reaffirms our stand of how language does not fully controls how we think and act. Sometimes it could just be a remark with no hidden meaning or agenda.