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Fri Jul 28, 2017, 01:02 AM

Hmmmm Seems that Profanity is NOT Very Christian

I was thinking about the Mooch's latest swearfest. The question on my mind was, Is this the new norm and, if so, isn't there a good case against it being the new norm? Knowing that everyone in the WH is a good Christian, I wondered if I could find any remarks about profanity on a Christian website. Sure enough, I found plenty. I think that this article actually makes a decent case for why it is unChristian to use profanity.

The Trouble with Cussing Christians: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/april/what.html

Excerpt that caught my attention (author had been using marriage counseling as an example of where contempt is found):

Contempt is a mixture of anger and disgust, expressed from a position of superiority. It denigrates, devalues, and dismisses. It's not hard to understand why even subtle levels of contempt are damaging—not only in marriages but in all human interaction.

If profane language has a privileged place in the lexicon of contempt, then Christians have a unique mandate to avoid profanity. It's not that abstaining from pejorative language outfits us with some holier-than-thou halo. It's that we are called to live with a servant's heart, affirming the dignity of every human and the sacredness of existence.

I am posting this single response as my example because it is well reasoned and well explained. It makes sense, and you don't actually need to be Christian to accept its core premise in the last line.

It is, of course, absurd to think that a tRump goon would adhere to Christian principles. It is equally absurd to believe that tRump might be shamed by Mooch's profanity by showing him how unChristian it is. But I do like calling out the hypocrisy of the tRump WH. I also think that hitting the repugs here might cause some damage.

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Fri Jul 28, 2017, 03:23 PM

1. Moochie ain't Christian

But I bet he's evangelical!

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