Using profanity ambushes you (and your hearers) with negative and self-esteem-destroying thoughts and emotions. Cussing fills your life (and your hearers) with the same destructive words, repeated over and over.
Normalizing profanity is normalizing publicly spewed crudeness, rudeness, and lewdness. It’s not normal for humans to be crude, rude, and lewd. It’s part of the abnormal human condition that the Bible calls sin.
People who can’t think of anything better and more helpful to say, than profanity, aren’t thinking very much. Using cuss words is a public admission of a lack of creativity. Profanity advertises a limited vocabulary through a lazy, habitual, unthinking use of rude, crude words.
Here are a few quotes about cussing:
“I simply do not think swearing, threatening, or belittling will get you to the place you want to be faster than kindness, understanding, patience, and a little willingness to compromise.” –Rachel Nichols (Frequent cussing causes sensitive people to want to get away from you and stay away from you.) “Profanity and obscenity entitle people who don’t want unpleasant information to close their ears and eyes to you.” –Kurt Vonneget
“The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.” –George Washington (Unfortunately George Washington was a human trafficker so, by definition, he wasn’t a person of sense and character. To learn more about how many of America’s founding fathers practiced human trafficking, go to this link.)
“Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly.” –Spencer Kimball
“Profanity is the common crutch of the conversational cripple.” –David Keuck