Do you use Face Book? I do as it is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends who live far away. But I am distressed with all the vulgar language written there. I have blocked some persons because of their bad language or the suggestive content of their posts. Why is it that the youth, especially, feel the need for profanity? Is it Ignorance? New found freedom? e.g. college students. It is very denegrating . And in these times, all is public. Future employers can see what is written. And the structure of Face Book is such that real privacy is non-existant. So another tool of man can be used for good or evil.
I am not picking Face Book out for its own sake but as an example only of public profanity use.
I have one relative whom I love dearly but she uses vulgarities as a normal way of speaking--for her. This person knows it is offensive to my hubby and to me but it does not stop her. I have spoken out about it. Do you speak out when you find others speech offensive? I pray for those lost ones. I do not know the remedy for this but another blogger who also writes a Christian blog says he starts out by saying, "Do you kiss your wife with that mouth? Then why do you let that filth come from it?" I think this would be effective. But I do not want to be confrontational.
Jesus was clear on this matter, however. And we have always tried to set a good example for others. Words can be beautiful. I have always loved the study of words, language and their origin. (Etymology) I always liked the Reader's Digest page that gave the quiz for the meaning of words and gave the answer on the next page. It was fun and educational.
Praying for those who curse that they would be enlightend by God's word.
Lord, may the joy of my salvation be in my heart and on my lips, not from pride but from the glow of happiness...
My heart to yours...