Saturday, June 28, 2014

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil...Isaiah 5:20











9 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have a demoralized society

Dave Miller said...

While I am not a big fan of teacher led group prayer in school, I certainly agree that our language has a level of coarseness in it that is disgusting.

Whole segments of society, white, black, latino, asian, whatever, seem unable to express themselves without the all purpose adjective, noun, verb, adverb variations of the F word...

It's effing incredible!

What's worse, even supposed cultured adults have now come around to the same...

I saw one blogger today say she resisted calling Obama names until she couldn't take it anymore.

If you cannot have a discussion with someone, even one you disagree with, without resorting to childish name calling, and looking for the worst description possible for that person, or the subject of debate, then maybe it is time to either step away, or learn how to be polite.

For me it is the do unto others clause...

Joe said...

DM: In my way of thinking, if a man (or a woman) is not man (or woman) enough to control his (or her) language, he/she is not man (or woman) enough to control many other things as well.

Duckys here said...

That may be, Joe (although you carry it to the level of neurosis) but your graphic implies that swearing is allowed in school while prayer isn't.

It's the other way around.

Swearing is not permitted but prayer is although it cannot be coerced.

Joe said...

Ducky: You have not walked the hallways during school hours. If you had you would realize that allowed or not, every third word among older elementary, middle school and high school kids is some kind of vulgarity.

The favorites are S and F. They also major on C, B, the other F word, and assorted bodily functions.

There is absolutely no such thing as politeness and/or appropriateness among the majority of kids today...nor among way too many adults, too. In fact, the adults promote impoliteness and inappropriateness.

Dave Miller said...

Parents and adults Joe... When adults of all political stripes use this type of language, why should use by kids surprise us?

Joe said...

DM "When adults of all political stripes use this type of language, why should use by kids surprise us?"

It shouldn't surprise us, but it should inspire us to teach civility, appropriateness and politeness to our children...even if it has to be done in public schools.

The trouble is, leaders of the public school system couldn't care less about kids' language because of "free speech," unless that language is anti-Christian or "politically incorrect" as determined by nefarious groups of many persuasions.

Dave Miller said...

Joe, i would see little difference between anti-Christian, anti-Jew, anti-Hindu, anti-black, anti-latino, etc.

All of these fall into the supposed 'black hole" of political correctness.

Have we gone too far in some instances? yes, of course, but by and large, the PC movement, at least in my opinion, has been a net plus in reducing language that many find offensive and off putting.

Joe said...

DM: Whose offense and whose off-putting. Is there a list somewhere of people we dare not offend? I'm offended by foul language. Does that qualify? Do I have a right to be offended if someone makes fun of my faith? Can I do anything about it? Is it that I should just suck it up while Indians, Blacks, Asians, Muslims, Hindi, Buddhists, and Poor White Trash should be protected by the feds?