Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 :: 12:54 PM

” ‘Mum!’ he yells. ‘Dad told me the worst swearword of all! I know what it is! Limone!’ ” (>>)

Monday, August 22nd, 2005 :: 6:56 PM

“Mark had written several articles for secular magazines and had been interviewed a few times on the radio and had gotten this reputation as a pastor who said cusswords. It is true that Mark said a lot of cusswords. I don’t know why he did it. He didn’t become a Christian till he was in college, so maybe he didn’t know he wasn’t supposed to say cusswords and be a pastor. I think some of my friends believed that it was the goal of the devil to get people to say cusswords, so they thought Mark was possessed or something, and they told me I should not really get into anything he was a part of. But, like I said, I was dying inside, and even though Mark said cusswords, he was telling a lot of people about Jesus, and he was being socially active, and he seemed to love a lot of people the church was neglecting…” (>>)

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 :: 8:20 PM

“Profanity is culturally and contextually defined. There’s nothing inherently bad about any word. In our changing culture previously profane words are losing their original unwholesome associations. ‘Suck’ no longer references a sexual act in today’s context. Instead, it means something disagreeable or offensive (some might say our defense of the word suck sucks). Likewise you could be just as profane and unwholesome using clinical language. It’s the context that makes the difference.” (>>)




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