About the "Immaculate plan", The Immaculate order are more or less a divine protection racket. Mortals only pray to gods at the correct times and avoid all contact with gods and in return the gods don't get their heads kicked in. (Exalted's gods are spirits more akin to eastern ideas, rather than the sort of Thor or Zeus like beings from Western myth.) They ban images, because you can use them to worship the depicted entity. This includes playing cards. Also curses and oaths are quasi-religious and as such they are also considered a bad idea.
Also The Lap is a place.