It has been said that cursing is the
linguistic crutch of the inarticulate mind.
In my option, it is the mindless activity of an infantile mouth, BECAUSE many brilliant minded people curse themselves, others, their circumstances, and their environment.
If you recall, God created this world with WORDS. Words are like everything else in this world: They are either good words or evil words. Words can build or tear down. ALL words create something in your mind because all words have meaning. (See the end of this blog for the meaning of the word curse/cuss and blessings). They CAN’T be “moderate” though they DO moderate what IS, describe the circumstances, evoke moods and feelings……..
Think this through with me, would you?:
When do people cuss in general? (Yes, there are people now living, who can’t say one sentence without an extra cuss word attached. I am not talking about those now, I get to those later)
What are the reasons to cuss/curse?
All people like to get attention. Since there is only positive or negative attention, what people who curse instead of bless evoke on their life? Duh!
All people get frustrated. Is it more helpful to alleviate frustration or heap more frustration to it by not pinpointing the source of the frustration?
All people have “stuff” happen to them. Is it better to dam the bad issue happening or bless the circumstances with good tidings?
Feelings evoke a response and if we feel bad, frustrated, overwhelmed, we break out in cussing? Oh really? I guess then we are really in bad shape and our bad feeling outweighs the good feelings? We need to take a vacation, so we can still cuss some more because even in good times people cuss nowadays to make their overwhelming emotional points.
Modern Psychology – at least the kind Tony Robinson spreads- SHOCKS people into thinking positive thoughts. What a joke! It shocks because people are NOT thinking MORE disaster when they are already down. They also do not expect educated people to talk garbage, yet our universities teach it. It is shocking because all of us have a degree of conviction of right and wrong. That doesn’t mean it solves any problems on a permanent basis though it makes for nice entertainment.
AND having said that: That is exactly where all that acceptable talk starts: in the entertainment industry. Media is the trend-setter of acceptable behavior and as a byproduct we have a society that falls apart.
The media takes the cussing acceptability all over the world and the new generation everywhere finds it acceptable in any religion, people group or culture.
WHY is it so acceptable? Because there is something mysterious ” forbidden” about it that intrigues people. Oh yeah, they KNOW it is not beneficial, but they have to try it anyway to be cool since Hollywood Star (idol) does it, or their sports hero (idol). I seem to remember God telling us not to have any idols before Him (1. Commandment). mmmh
Now, what about those people who can not even finish one sentence without a cuss word?
Just think!! Every cuss word takes at least 1/2 second to spout out. Some take a second (Phrases like What the f………), especially if the person is emphatic and pronounces them sloo oww ly. One sentence takes about 1/2 minute on average. The average person communicates approximately 4 hours a day.
Here is the math on that one:
4 hours= 240 Minutes (how much average person talks)
1/2 Minute per sentence= 120 minutes (average duration of a sentence)
120 minutes= 7200 seconds (some curses take that long)
7200 seconds = 3600 half seconds (average time a curse is uttered)
3600 half seconds = 60 minutes, which means 1 hour, correct. ( Amazing!)
Now follow me to the end:
1 hour per day in a human lifespan of lets say 50 adult years, since babies do not ordinary cuss and cursers have damned their life so much that it is short anyway ( a principle that occurs with cussing – damming something is not life giving)
So 1 hour a day in a 50 year lifetime = 18250 hours of cussing
18250 hours = 760.4 days
760.4 days = 25. 3 months
So roughly people who cuss, as a rule, spend 2 years of their already shorten damned life in wasted activity. I bet they would LOVE those 2 years back at the end of their days on earth! Just think how many creative things they could have done in their lifetime, instead of wasting all that energy on heaping curses on themselves and others?
SOME people even type their excess cuss words in their Facebook posts, in their blogs, letters, and e-mails, which also takes longer than 1/2 second, even for the fastest typer. mmmm
I am not quoting from here, nor have I even read the entire article since I do not like to waste my time, but it is interesting how cursing is acceptable behavior for parents, because ………. studies show ( hahaha) :
I will write blogs if God is willing, on what is going on in our society about raising children, but for right now think out loud with me:
What is the role-model we give to our children to waste our time NOT to bless our children? Would it not frustrate children more to have a parent, who is “losing it” ever so often and is not in control of the situation? Will that evoke trust? Will it further honor and respect for the parents? Of course not. Yet, we NEED to have parents being honored and respected all our lives so we maintain stability of character, accountability and responsibility to further society ( generations).
Now, will it make us perfect people if we do not cuss? Of course not and we all slip at times, especially since we often speak out of the abundance of a corrupted selfish heart. I was raised atheist and grew up with much superlative cussing. I have even been accused of cussing, when I give descriptive words> Example: An unfaithful wife and negligent mother is a bitch (female dog). That is not cussing, that is the description of a behavior. Same as “asshole” is a short description of someone who has nothing but waste-product coming out of every opening of his body (like people who curse with their mouth). Like I said: Words have meaning and we are free to speak in a descriptive manner. But now we get into a matter of judgment, which I addressed in another blog.
For this all have been such a negative matter for a little blog and I really prefer to write to cheer people up, I will end with a funny fictitious joke:
Nothing like a Ford Truck. ( Take it or leave it)
New Truck built by a company we didn’t bail out…
I bought a new Ford F250 Tri-Flex Fuel Truck. Go figure– it runs on either hydrogen, gasoline, or E85.
I returned it to the dealer yesterday because I couldn’t get the radio to work. The service technician explained that the radio was voice activated.”Nelson”, the technician said to the radio. The radio replied,”Ricky or Willie? ”
“Willie! ” He continued and ” On The Road Again” came from the speakers. Then he said,
“Ray Charles! “, and in an instant
“Georgia On My Mind” replaced Willie Nelson. I drove away happy, and for the next few days, every time I’d say,
“Beethoven”, I’d get beautiful classical music, and if I said,”Beatles”, I’d get one of their awesome songs. Yesterday, some guy ran a red light and nearly creamed my new truck, but I swerved in time to avoid him.
I yelled, “Ass Hole! ”
Immediately the radio responded with, “Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States.”
Appendix for the explanation of the words I was talking about: curse/cuss/blessing
Look up here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/
Though I very seldom quote any singled out verse from the Bible, let me end with this:
The words we use say a lot about what is in our hearts. Philippians 4:8 says, “Whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” As we think about what’s right and pure, cuss words just don’t cut it.
What do YOU have to say?