Cussing — it ain’t good for you! (Or your hearers.)

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

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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