Why Use Profanity?


Introduction

What is sickening is when one attends a movie or watching television is the volume of profanity referred to! Much of this foul speech is coming out of the mouths of women and children. The entertainment industry fostered a new generation of fouled mouth individuals who do not care these obscenities are exiting one’s mouth with no compassion.

Not just the entertainment industry fosters profanity, but today’s books laced with inappropriate speech and using an emotional expression that can give way too many unclean thoughts or action of an immoral nature.

So, the question asked is the practice of profanity in speech or the written word necessary? Is there ever any occasion one should use foul language?

What do the Scriptures say regarding foul language?

Vulgar Language

Remember, the speaker or writer is accountable and responsible for each word spoken or written. When the day of judgment comes, will the spoken, or written words condemn one, or covered by the Blood of the Lamb?

Ephesians 5:4, says,

4 There must be no filthiness and foolish talking, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but one should give thanks (NASB).

Ephesians 4:29, says,

29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from the mouth, but such a word as is moral for edification according to the need of the moment, giving grace to those who hear (NASB).

Scripture states that speaking vulgarity is terrible and does not instruct the hearer.

Society Today

In every social scene, both young and old use profanity to communicate. Vulgarity has become part of America’s communication technique. One can hear profanity used by many educated people, so what happened?

Swearing shows a lack of English language skills even with the hundreds of thousands of words available to the English user, this approach to communication must change.

Profanity to Make a Point

Swearing used for making a point today and adds no value to the words coming out of the individual’s mouth but to show ignorance. One can see this in every part of life today. In the written word, in music; in movies, many individuals cannot speak without using an expletive. Has our educational organization failed in teaching vocabulary? Not too many years ago, communities frowned on profanity in speaking or writing. But cuss words appear today everywhere. The real question why does one need obscenities with the vast quantity of English words available?

Has society become so advanced that one considers the use of foul language a sign of intelligence and part of the communication skills? Even women use this appalling verbal communication; something never heard of years ago.

English is a Stunning Language

The English language is bursting at the seams with hundreds of thousands of words, yet vulgarity has become prevalent today. English developed into an expressive style in the last 1,500 years by comparison with other languages in the world. But educated people appear to have a limited vocabulary when choosing the use of vulgarity in speech or writing.

The English language was near non-existent for many years, yet survived. The English words used today are from different tongues around the world, many good and many revolting. One should strive for a better English word and not use speech spoken by the gutter rat.

Dictionary and Thesaurus

One who prepares any written or oral communication should keep a high-quality Dictionary and Thesaurus close for easy access and use. This practice will help increase an individual’s vocabulary. Using these tools, one will never need to use offensive language in communicating again.

Conclusion

Remember, these words spoken from Holy Scripture.

Ephesians 5:4, says,

4 There must be no filthiness and foolish talking, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but one should give thanks (NASB).

Ephesians 4:29, says,

29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from the mouth, but such a word as is moral for edification according to the need of the moment, giving grace to those who hear (NASB).

Sola Scriptura–By Scripture Alone

Sola Fide–By Faith Alone

Sola Gratia–By Grace Alone

Solus Christus–By Christ Alone

Soli Deo Gloria–Glory to God Alone

Copyright Dr. George L Gallant, ©2019

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About Dr. George Gallant

I have had the opportunity to work in many fields in my life, and excelled in all of them. I started as a mechanic in the Army then went to the Infantry in Vietnam. After returning to America, I worked as a mechanic for a few more years off and on until I found a position as a Dialysis Technician until I became a Chief specialist in a major Boston hospital. In 1981, I became a Police Office in a small town in Northeast Georgia and continued to work with law-enforcement for seven years. I also preached the Word of God in the Toccoa community and wished that I could have found a church that would have taken me on to preach every week. In 1993, I became a computer programmer for many years and loved that job much. In 2003, my wife came down with the worst breast cancer one could get, so I retired and took care of her until her passing in 2006. Then in 2007, I moved to China and started teaching both verbal English and American History to high-school students; this by far was the best job I ever had. Sola Scriptura– By Scripture alone Sola Fide– By Faith alone Sola Gratia– By Grace alone Solus Christus– By Christ alone Soli Deo Gloria– Glory to God alone
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