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Christian Self-censorship of Dirty Words
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Christian Self-censorship of Dirty Words
Do you ever notice that some people, usually extremely religious people, just totally lose their shit when dirty words are spoken? You can be talking about sensitive adult-subjects, like Trump's sexual assault, and they're totally fine with defending the Gropenfuhrer, but quote Trump by using the word 'pussy' in a sentence and suddenly YOU are the person who is beyond the pale.

Why is this? Why is propriety for some defined as a list of forbidden words? Why is it that words in the conversation clearly bother some people more than the heinous implications of the conversation?
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RE: Christian Self-censorship of Dirty Words
I have no fucking clue Big Grin
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RE: Christian Self-censorship of Dirty Words
(October 14, 2016 at 4:32 pm)mihoda Wrote: Do you ever notice that some people, usually extremely religious people, just totally lose their shit when dirty words are spoken? You can be talking about sensitive adult-subjects, like Trump's sexual assault, and they're totally fine with defending the Gropenfuhrer, but quote Trump by using the word 'pussy' in a sentence and suddenly YOU are the person who is beyond the pale.

Why is this? Why is propriety for some defined as a list of forbidden words? Why is it that words in the conversation clearly bother some people more than the heinous implications of the conversation?

I stopped reading right here.

I've seen and heard atheists censor themselves as well.
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RE: Christian Self-censorship of Dirty Words
My brother sometimes mentions a service that edits movies for language and content to make them 'acceptable' viewing.

I am very fond of the more colorful side of language, but am very conscious of my surroundings in public. I won't use certain language when there's a reasonable chance it will be overheard, particularly when pre-teens are around; think airplanes and restaurants. If I'm at a concert or an adult only venue like a bar I'll let fly. If someone brings kids into these environments with an expectation of no foul language, fuck 'em.
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RE: Christian Self-censorship of Dirty Words
I don't usually use swear words unless I'm with close friends. It isn't something I do publicly, whether that be in person or on my social media accounts, forums, etc. I always censor in those cases.

For me, it doesn't have anything to do with religion. It's just how I was brought up.
"Of course, everyone will claim they respect someone who tries to speak the truth, but in reality, this is a rare quality. Most respect those who speak truths they agree with, and their respect for the speaking only extends as far as their realm of personal agreement. It is less common, almost to the point of becoming a saintly virtue, that someone truly respects and loves the truth seeker, even when their conclusions differ wildly." 

-walsh
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RE: Christian Self-censorship of Dirty Words
I think it kinda depends on if someone has children or works around them.
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RE: Christian Self-censorship of Dirty Words
Not quite sure if this is on the same level but here goes. Jimmy Carter quote: "I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times."

Basically, if he thought about it he had committed a sin. Is this what the religious believe? 

OK, back to the thread, I censor myself as much as the situation requires. Sometimes I won't swear at all and still catch hell from the uptight. I can only assume they heard the "dirty word" or saw the "dirty image" in their head.
I don't have an anger problem, I have an idiot problem




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RE: Christian Self-censorship of Dirty Words
I try to be mindful around strangers.

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RE: Christian Self-censorship of Dirty Words
(October 14, 2016 at 4:32 pm)mihoda Wrote: Do you ever notice that some people, usually extremely religious people, just totally lose their shit when dirty words are spoken? You can be talking about sensitive adult-subjects, like Trump's sexual assault, and they're totally fine with defending the Gropenfuhrer, but quote Trump by using the word 'pussy' in a sentence and suddenly YOU are the person who is beyond the pale.

Why is this? Why is propriety for some defined as a list of forbidden words? Why is it that words in the conversation clearly bother some people more than the heinous implications of the conversation?

Oh, my GLOB, I never noticed!   Wink
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RE: Christian Self-censorship of Dirty Words
I think it depends more on the person and the situation. I never swear around my child as she needs to learn how to articulate herself in complete sentences without coarse language.

However, I've been known to mutter curse words under my breath during, say, a bad day at work.
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