Many use & promote profanity, few voice objections against it . . .

Some people don’t want to hear profanity. Others don’t want to hear arguments against it.

Often the words that are easy to speak aren’t the best words to say. The words we speak or write can bless people with hope or blast them with negativity or obscenity.

Using the ugliest words possible has become popular. Perhaps using beautiful and inspiring words would be much more effective. Words matter! Perhaps it would be beneficial to use the best words when communicating with others and avoid the worst ones. Even your silence can help the people you care about much more than your profanity can.

People who cuss are bold with their words. Why shouldn’t people who don’t want their mind splattered with profanity, also be bold?

Using profanity makes it difficult for many people to hear what you say. It’s not the wisest way to communicate clearly. If what you say is so weak that you feel like you have to prop it up with profanity, perhaps you need to think it thru more.

Profanity is irrational, inaccurate, and insulting. It adds nothing informative or inspiring to a conversation. Profanity has nothing to do with the meaning of what a person is trying to say. In fact, it interrupts it and distracts from it.

Profanity misuses words, throwing them into a conversation with total disregard for their meaning. (If you examine the literal meaning of cuss words, you’ll notice that they rarely have anything to do with the subject at hand.)

Cuss words are both incorrect in accuracy and unkind in attitude. Maybe they are the remnants of childhood temper tantrums.

People using profanity are like a car leaking oil. They leave ugly stains in people’s minds, everywhere they go.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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