Monday, August 28, 2006

The "list" part 1, Cussin'

Isn’t that an ugly word? I used it because it describes all bad language, not just cursing.

Well, let’s see what God has to say about it. Here are a few examples:

Exodus 20:7
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain

Ephesians 4:29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Colossians 4:6Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man

To me, this includes cursing and profanities, vulgarities etc. I was also taught by my mamma (and she was taught by her mamma), that there are certain things that are not taboo, but are not discussed in mixed company, feminine products and feminine bodily functions should not be part of the conversation in a mixed group. Its simply not lady-like.

So, I guess if I were going to make a list of my Beloved’s likes and dislikes, I would definitely have to say that He doesn’t like bad words and He likes good words. I know that sounds rather simplistic, but its true.

This would also include certain slang terms, discussed here by Mrs.R and here at Sister Julie’s.

So, there is a list, my list of "Things my Beloved Savior Does Not Like", and cussin' is on it!



Happymama said...

"Profanity is the crutch of conversational cripples."


e-Mom said...

This does indeed hold up! Desiring both inner and outer purity is a very good thing. *-)

Tori said...

Great Post!!

Mrs.B. said...

Great post!

I like that quote Kristi!

Anonymous said...

Boy is this a needed subject to speak about!! The only thing is that not many take heed to what they learn from what the Word of God says. They read posts like this one or the ones you linked to and they say we are taking it too far. That was the response I got anyway. Maybe with more than one speaking about it more will take heed than if only one spoke about it.

Dawn said...

I was taught never to say any of those words, since they do have those derivative meetings. I have to agree with the person in another post who says that nobody knows what they mean any more, and that is a very sad thing. I am guilty of saying shoot, but didn't realize till recently that I shouldn't. Isn't that weird??

I learned in my teens a quote that I've used many times, "Cursing is the attempt of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly."