"Farewell, Jesus be with you."
Translation:Aloha, Iesū pū.
The issue, I think, is not that this is somehow offensive but, judging from what a lot of people are saying in other threads, that this is not an expression that is commonly used in Hawaiian. The skill, incidentally, is called "Polite Exp." If these are not usual, polite Hawaiian expressions, they really do not belong in this skill!
I am not strongly against writing 'jesus or god' although I am an atheist. HOWEVER, the bigger issue here is that christianity was brought to Hawai'i by the united states missionaries in the 1700's and its not something that has come from true Hawaiian culture. This is a saying that was adopted by the Hawaiians because the missionaries who came to Hawaii were there to spread their christian religion. They are the ones who created the written Hawaiian language based off of the latin letter system. I personally thing its wrong to use this because it was it was introduced by the very people who took over the Hawaiian archipelago, which rightfully belongs to the native Hawaiians. Christianity was not their religion so if anything god should be referring to the Hawaiian gods and goddesses including Pele the goddess of volcanoes and fire. or "Tūtū Pele" as a sign of respect. I have lived in hawaii two separate times and I see this true hawaiian culture much more often.
(I am not saying that hawaiian christians are bad or anything like that, Just that if were learning hawaiian lets learn some real culture here.
Thanks for reading :)
I think when something has been the dominant religion in a place for 300+ years you can pretty conclusively say that it's part of the "real culture". The Scottish Gaelic course has about fifty sentences referencing a soft drink, after all... it's not all Braveheart quotes.
Not sure at what point in history a place would have had to converted before for it to be okay to acknowledge common phrases with religious meanings. Should we take the Catholicism out of the Irish course? Should we take the Islamic sayings out of the Arabic course?