If cussing is a sin, how can I keep my mind from saying cuss words? They're everywhere!

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If cussing is a sin, how can I keep my mind from saying cuss words? They're everywhere!

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Post by thatkidakayoungguy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:26 pm

Like I say them too and so do my parents but swearing is a sin that is everywhere.

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Post by RickD » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:26 pm

how can I keep my mind from saying cuss words?
Damned if I know.
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Post by thatkidakayoungguy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:58 pm

So cussing isn't a sin? Unless it's taking God's name in vain?
So, where does one draw the line? For instance u have crap vs sh*t, dang and da*n (which varies of course on context, like damn that evil is one thing but d*mn your sh*t is worse) etc.

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Post by JediMasterAaron » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:03 am

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:So cussing isn't a sin? Unless it's taking God's name in vain?
So, where does one draw the line? For instance u have crap vs sh*t, dang and da*n (which varies of course on context, like damn that evil is one thing but d*mn your sh*t is worse) etc.
Personally, I try and limit myself to "hell", "a*s", and "damn" (in context of course), but hey sometimes sh*t happens and "crap" is the last word that comes to mind.

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Post by JediMasterAaron » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:12 am

In all seriousness, I try and avoid cussing all together by using alternatives instead of like censoring myself.

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Post by Nicki » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:30 am

It's a bad habit, one I never really got into. I have my own alternative words for those occasional moments - 'shivers', 'far out', 'freaking'. However, Scripture says to avoid unwholesome talk, and if alternatives are used with the same intent as swear words, are they really any better? To me though at least the alternatives are not going to be offensive to anyone and I just prefer them to actual swear words.

Speaking of them being everywhere, now that we've got the movie channels on pay TV hubby often watches movies that seem to be full of f-words - really gets on my nerves :x I'm thinking, how can there be so many movies where people swear so much? They're not the type I've ever watched much, obviously.

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Post by Philip » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:25 am

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The most useful swear words are multi-functional for whatever situation or mood one desires to express. Be creative and original - make up your own - don't use the same, old boring redundancies of classic offensive words everyone else uses. :mrgreen:

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Post by thatkidakayoungguy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:04 am

Nicki wrote:It's a bad habit, one I never really got into. I have my own alternative words for those occasional moments - 'shivers', 'far out', 'freaking'. However, Scripture says to avoid unwholesome talk, and if alternatives are used with the same intent as swear words, are they really any better? To me though at least the alternatives are not going to be offensive to anyone and I just prefer them to actual swear words.

Speaking of them being everywhere, now that we've got the movie channels on pay TV hubby often watches movies that seem to be full of f-words - really gets on my nerves :x I'm thinking, how can there be so many movies where people swear so much? They're not the type I've ever watched much, obviously.
Oh yea, good for you.

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Post by thatkidakayoungguy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:07 am

What if one has Tourette's Syndrome and they can't help what they say? Would God overlook it?

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Post by RickD » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:12 am

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:What if one has Tourette's Syndrome and they can't help what they say? Would God overlook it?
:shock:
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Post by thatkidakayoungguy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:18 am

RickD wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:What if one has Tourette's Syndrome and they can't help what they say? Would God overlook it?
:shock:
So that's a yes?

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Post by RickD » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:47 pm

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:
RickD wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:What if one has Tourette's Syndrome and they can't help what they say? Would God overlook it?
:shock:
So that's a yes?
:shock:
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Post by thatkidakayoungguy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:34 pm

RickD wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:
RickD wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:What if one has Tourette's Syndrome and they can't help what they say? Would God overlook it?
:shock:
So that's a yes?
:shock:
I don't have that, btw. It was a hypothetical question.

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Post by Philip » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:00 pm

TheKid: It was a hypothetical question.
No biggie - so happens Rick is also the master of the Hypothetical answer! :P

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Post by RickD » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:45 pm

thatkidakayoungguy wrote:
RickD wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:
RickD wrote:
thatkidakayoungguy wrote:What if one has Tourette's Syndrome and they can't help what they say? Would God overlook it?
:shock:
So that's a yes?
:shock:
I don't have that, btw. It was a hypothetical question.
I have a syndrome similar to Tourette's. Instead of uncontrollably blurting out curse words like one with Tourette's may do, I uncontrollably blurt out sarcasm.
1 Corinthians 1:9
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