Wednesday, April 26, 2006
I recently went to the blog of a minister in New York City and mildly chastised him for his crude language. I figured I was speaking for the silent majority of Christians who detest profanity and pseudo-profanity ("sucks" and "pissed off").
To my utter amazement, I was the voice of one crying in the wilderness. 95% of those who subsequently responded railed against me and my Victorian ways. Don't you know, they said, that you are showing yourself to be "real" and "authentic" when you use such words? Don't you realize that you are showing yourself to be vulnerable and approachable to the lost when you express yourself that way?
Only by using these words, they said, can you truly express your deep inner feelings. Ordinary, proper language can't do that, they moaned.
Maybe all those respondents live in New York.
Posted by Tim Perkins at 4/26/2006 07:45:00 PM