Modern Myth #6 — Adult Language

Is foul language really “adult language”? Does profanity demonstrate responsiblity, wisdom, intelligence, and other mature qualities? Of course not. It is just the opposite.

When do most people learn to sprinkle their conversation with words that refer to feces, crude sexual intercourse, urination, and the disrespectful use of theological terms? Is it when they are adults? No. It is when they are adolescents or pre-adolescents.

Go to any middle school playground and you will discover the truth. Profanity is adolescent language. It is immature. So why do we call foul language “mature language”? Because we have been brainwashed by a myth.

Would you like to hear some real “mature language”? Okay. Here goes: honor, duty, sacrifice, commitment, responsibility, character, honesty, morality, service, reverence, respect, faithfulness, parenthood, kindness.

Anybody can speak and act out that adolescent stuff. But it takes a strong and mature individual to speak and live true “mature language”.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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