Cursing survey…

I don’t know what kind of response I’ll get from this, but I’m curious…those of you who are Christians, is cursing ok (just the “baby” words?)? Those of you who aren’t, what do you think when Christians curse (does it surprise you, bother you)?

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5 Responses to Cursing survey…

  1. Derek Lidbom says:

    I guess I expected something…oh well…

  2. Scott says:

    I know we talked about this already. I don’t think that cursing is ok for Christians. As a communication major though, it is interesting to me that certain syllables together form words that are offensive. Especially after coming back from a different country it’s interesting to me that offensive words in another language aren’t offensive at all. There’s nothing about them inherently that makes them bad – it’s shared understanding. All of that said, there are plenty of words that still make me flinch. It will be interesting to me to see if there are certain English curse words that lose their power over time and cease to be offensive.

  3. Josh says:

    In gereral no – no matter how much the matron mothers of the church have tried to insist otherwise. The intent behind their use – we are told not to curse others. Foul language is typically used to increase the vitriol of a curse.

    On a pure sociology point, I don’t see much point in the use of that language myself – it loses its impact with the amount of overuse in today’s culture (ironically).

  4. sarah says:

    Here’s why I don’t curse:
    But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth (Colossians 3:8)

    I strive to observe the “higher calling” that Christians have. People are watching and my witness is very important to me. I want to be “different”. I’m very careful of what I say, because I know that the world is on the lookout for Christian hypocrisy.

    When I was a non-Christian, I tried not to curse [to not much avail]. In an argument or out of frustration, cursing comes across as extremely ignorant. The value it adds to a conversation is minimal at best. To me, now, it’s not even funny. It’s almost sad, that Americans rely so heavily on a few chosen, taboo words, rather than furthering their vocabulary… I think a witty, intelligent comeback/joke/whatever, is far more funny than potty humor.

    That’s just me, though.

  5. El Gray says:

    I don’t curse much, but it’s more of a challenge I assign myself. There are usually funnier OTHER words to use.

    I don’t know if it makes Baby Jesus cry or not.

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