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17 April 2006 @ 02:31 pm
 
I am confused. Really, I am. I don't understand when Heavenly Father came out and said that cursing was cool. Some of the people that I know at Church have more foul mouths than non-members. It's really disappointing to see. It's something that people are trying so hard to justify, and it is not justifiable. It is never necessary. Never.

I'm not trying to pass judgment, but I truly do not understand where this happened. We are the light on the proverbial hill. If we can't be good examples to the world, who will?

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redhippydippymama on April 18th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
Well, personally, I used to cuss a lot. My parents (non members) cussed, and by the time I was about fourteen years old they decided they'd set such a bad example that they couldn't really say anything about it.

I cheerfully admit that I'm not exactly the best about cussing. I never do it in church, never around small children, or people I should show respect to. There is the occasional bird flipped out my window when I'm driving, the four letter word when I screw up, or just a random OMGWTF. It's a habit, a bad one, but most people just don't see it as that big of a deal. So they don't really try to better themselves about it.
Aliciax0x_hearts on April 18th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
I understand what you're saying, but what I was referencing was the example that we need to be setting. I don't think Christ would have run around flipping people off and using foul language, so why should we?
golovelovekittygolovelovekitty on April 18th, 2006 02:35 am (UTC)
Most curse words are only curse words because society made them bad. I am mostly Irish and alot of the older generation use the words "shit" and "piss" as regular words - they aren't "curse words".

It's a matter of culture. American culture says "These words are bad". The only real curse word mentioned in the Bible is using the Lord's name in vain.

Now I can understand where you are coming from - it's uncouth AND it's certainly not polite. But please try to understand that in some cultures "curse words" do not describe bad things and are not deemed "curse words" at all. I'm pretty sure this holds true for any of the curse words with the exception of the f-bomb, it just changed from culture to culture.

But like I said it's impolite, and people should be a try to be bit more respectful - because if they expect us to respect their culture they should respect American culture as well.
Crystnjellybean_c_m on April 18th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
You're right, we aren't supposed to have foul mouths.. Yet I myself have a problem with it. Just ask them not to swear around you, or pray for them. (I'm not trying to be hypocritical) I do cuss, but I've been raised on it, my mormon parents swear like sailiors..