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April 05, 2006

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Thea

I don't even use slang words associated with profanity. As I was taught in church years ago, the slang still begats the same meaning. I feel it's vulgar and shows low class.

Suprisingly enough, Ryan Marsh with the Church of the Apostle's in Seattle (who will be Pastor of his own church soon) uses a vulgar word three times in his poem "Alone". I really don't hold a person who is going to be a Pastor of anything in high esteem that has to stoop so low as to express himself that way. So many other words are available.

Thea

I don't even use slang words associated with profanity. As I was taught in church years ago, the slang still begats the same meaning. I feel it's vulgar and shows low class.

Suprisingly enough, Ryan Marsh with the Church of the Apostle's in Seattle (who will be Pastor of his own church soon) uses a vulgar word three times in his poem "Alone". I really don't hold a person who is going to be a Pastor of anything in high esteem that has to stoop so low as to express himself that way. So many other words are available.

andii

I think that we need to understand the sociolinguistics of 'profane' language, if we are going to think about it well as Christians. A key set of questions is about who is using what words and who is offended and why. It's not the last word but you might like to check out my own blogging on the matter at
http://nouslife.blogspot.com/2005/01/swearing.html
and then on this very CNN article here:
http://nouslife.blogspot.com/2006/04/who-gives-about-profanity-mar-28-2006.html

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