Scaramucci words!

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci threw a profanity-filled temper tantrum at New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza. He published it. Although I’m not going to read Anthony’s vulgar rant, the news reports about it helped inspire these thoughts.

You can’t fly by flapping around with fowl, earthy words. People won’t help you get off the ground if you verbally give them the bird.

There’s nothing “colorful” about profanity. It’s dark, shady, & dismal. A cuss word is a one-word temper tantrum (an immature outburst usually associated with children).

Why aren’t cuss words considered to be hate speech? They’re sure not loving. Blasting a conversation with vulgar verbal bombs is disruptive & dominating.

Cussing is the language of anger, insult, & frustration; not the language of love, serenity, and happiness. Most words known as “adult language” are really adolescent words.

Profanity is designed to insult, intimidate, & disrespect. Is that what you want to do?

To keep your mind pure (as the Bible instructs) it helps to avoid exposure to profanity. (Philippians 4:8)

Here’s a simple way to make your life better: Replace discouraging words with encouraging ones.

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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