Thursday, April 27, 2006

@#$%&*!

For an interesting and (mostly) civil discussion regarding the use of certain words, check out Joe's April 24 post titled On Language.

7 Comments:

Blogger Tim Perkins said...

Jana: Thanks for you comment on MY blog! I really wish I could know Joe and Laura better. I hope I haven't left the impression that I don't admire them to the max.

What they've been through is beyond measure. I think I would have long since crumpled under the stress.

Tim

11:20 AM  
Blogger Malia said...

I read this post a couple of days ago and I loved it. I went back to it today because of your link and was amazed at the 60 comments that it generated! Coincidentally, David and I have been discussing this very thing lately. And he even talked about it on his blog several weeks ago. There's a website/chatroom that David frequents. The contributors are people that he knows from Camp Manatawny in PA. Some of the guys (mainly college age) use coarser language in their discussions with each other and they were recently chastised by someone for doing so since they claim to be Christain. I guess I'd fall into the 95% camp that Tim sites on his blog. While I see his point, I just don't completely agree with it. Hmmm...maybe I'll have to post about this too ;-)

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that it appears that the use of profanity in a public forum by a Christian now seems to be one of "individual" choice, not one of trying to represent what our namesake would do.

We are called to try amd make our lifes more Christ like, not respond the way the world would. Those searching for a differnce maker in thier lifes aren't looking for the same life sytles they are currently living.

We should be lifting Christ up to the lost, and I don't think that our Saviour utilized profanity to connect with people.

3:35 PM  
Blogger erinlo said...

Jana- I have been following Joe's blog. I think what saddens me the most is the controversy and discussion that something that seems so trivial (at least to me) has generated. And just the day before Joe posted about Ira turning 1!!!!! What a miracle!!!! Shouldn't we all be praising the Lord and rejoicing over THAT???? I wish there had been MORE comments regarding Ira turning 1.

8:41 PM  
Blogger DigiGirl said...

I think those who comment anonymously lack cahones. (uh-oh, is cahones a bad word?)

I often wonder what makes a bad word bad. For example, how did an F-bomb reach bomb status? Is it social context? F*** and Sh** are both slang words, but not all slang words are curse words. Is it just slang words that refer to orifices that get elevated to curse words? If so, then I too can invent a dirty word, right?

(This is caffeine-induced pontification. If I make no sense, feel free to delete this comment.) :)

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear digigirl-
Speaking of Anonymous' lack of cahones...Who is digigirl?

3:50 PM  
Blogger DigiGirl said...

Anonymous-
You can click on my name and be redirected to my website which will tell you a bit about me and allow you to conact me. :)

1:16 PM  

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