- Religion and Philosophy
Have you ever actually stopped to consider and think about what some words and phrases mean and why you say them before you say them?"
"Of course!" I can hear many of you saying who will read this hub, "that's why we say them!" I mean have you really, actually stopped, listened to yourself and pondered the things that you say. Have you wondered if there is a better or different way to still get your point powerfully accross without being vulgar and indecent. I do realize that sometimes we can be so angry that saying hurtful things in the highest form of degradation possible through name calling and phrasing can make us feel like what we say or have said has done what our fist wanted to do but didn't or couldn't. That is to leave a mark whether temporary or permanantly, that will be felt, even remembered, phsically and spiritually.
Some people swear( using profane language, curse)in their every day dialogue and it is a part of how they communicate. Meaning, they don't have to be angry to do so, its just a part of their vocabulary. Well, since I love to do word studies let's look at some of the curse words that we use on a daily basis.
Let's start by looking at the word curse.
Curse: (definition taken from Webster's New World Dictionary.) 1. A calling on God or the God's to bring evil on some person or thing
2. A profane or obscene oath.
3. Evil or injury that seems to come in answer to a curse. Cursed or cursing(to call evil down on.) To swear at, to afflict, to blaspheme, be cursed with, to suffer from.
If we dig into this word we can safely say that there is nothing good about a curse word or, the act of cursing. Before I dissect and uncover these damnable and unlawful(immoral) utterings, I would like to say that there are curses that are born out of disobedience just like there are blessings born out of obedience. A blessing can actually turn into or become a curse if it is abused and misused, meaning that the very thing that has blessed you and caused you so much joy, peace and good can work against you if treated the wrong way, read Malachi 2:2 in the Holy bible, the old testament. As an example let's look at sex. Sex was created by God for reproduction of the human race and set up as the ultimate pleasure on earth between a man and a woman in a marriage. We have taken this promise of pleasure out of context and misused and abused it so much that evil has risen up like a spring and contaminated the beauty of it.
Immorality and hardship come because of multiple partners and total disregard for the order that God put in place. Each time you copulate with a different person, you invite and become part of that person, even developing some of the same issues that they have. It is like a marriage to this person because you are now known like Adam knew Eve. You have allowed them to inpart into your life all their problems and mishaps. Also venereal diseases, herpes, syphillis, tric, gonnorhea and every other issue of discharge and infection including aids and hiv, oozing sores and the like show up in abundance because these are all penalties of disobedience. Pornography, unnatural use of the body, massive unwanted pregnancies that culminate in the throwing away of life. going after strange flesh, beastiality and so much more, all brought on by the spirit of disobedience. Some good scriptures to read in the holy bible concerning this is : Deuteronomy 28:15-68 in the old testament. It explains and lists the discomforts, diseases and plagues derived out of our disobedience. Also read Galations 5:19-21. Not only do we suffer physically and spiritually but, our land, our earth suffers and is plagued as well.
Getting back to swearing/cursing and speaking unhealthy words, lets look at some curse words that we use often. Due to the nature and vulgarity of some words I will not spell the whole word out, I will use asterisks to symbolize that part that is indecent.
1.) Motherf*****/ Mother- One's female parent whether she is a step or adoptive mother. Maternal love.
F***/ Vugar. Verb.(used with object)- 1. To have sexual intercourse.
2. To treat unfairly or harshly.
3. To meddle(usually followed by around or with.)
4. Used to express anger, disgust, peremptory, rejection(often followed by a pronoun, as you or it.
When you put these two words together you have one who screws their mother! In context and staying with the original meaning of the word this a true definition. Keep in mind that some adults and parents actually call children, even their own children this incestuous word! You are speaking so much unnecessary dysfunction into someone's life, especially children. Why would you use this terminology with anyone that you love, playfully or seriously.
2.) B****/ 1. A female dog.
2. A female of canines generally.
3. (a) a malicious, unpleasant, selfish person, especially a woman. (b) A lewd woman.
Now I realize that a b**** is a female dog but when you look at the definition as it pertains to a human and name calling it is derrogatory. Once again you are pronouncing the nature of a dog into the atmosphere of someone's life. We speak phrases like, "son of a b****," the child of a female dog! Remember you are talking to a human.
3.) Godd*****/ Origin: God + d*** + it- used to express anger, perplexity and amazement. God is Holy! How could you drag or link his name onto the word d***!
D***/ 1. To declare (something) to be bad, unfit, unvalid or illegal!
2. To condemn as a failure.
3. To bring condemnation upon; ruin.
Using or attaching his name so loosely and frivolously to these types of words is disrepectful and it is using his name in vain. Vain, meaning no real value. Worthless, pompous, without effect, futile, a vain endeavor.
4.) Bastard/ (I consider the first part of this definition to be a worldly one meaning man made because it has been taken out of content according to the word of God.)
1. A person born of unmarried parents; an illegitimate child.
2. (a) A vicious, despicable or, thoroughly disliked person. (b) A person, especially a man, lowly, not good enough.
3. Something irregular, inferior, spurious or, unusual. Synonyms: Fake, immitation, imperfect, sham, irregular, phony.
How can life be irregular, phony, a sham, etc!
According to the bible, a child born out of wedlock is not a bastard! One scripture that people mistake to mean this is Deuteronomy 23:2. Basically this was talking about israelite citizenship based on Mosaic law and children born out of wedlock. Jesus came to show us a more excellent way and his grace and mercy is sufficient for us all. He came to fulfill the prohecies of the the old testament concerning himself so that the words of the prophets would be true and relevant. At calvary he took all sin upon himself and redeemed us back to himself making us sons, children of God to those who believe. Hebrews 12:8 says, "But if you are without chastening of which all have become partakers, than you are an illegitimate sons." Verse 9 goes on to say, "Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live! 10: "For they indeed for a few days of chastening us as seems best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness. 11 "Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceble fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." Also Verse 5 "And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by him for whom the Lord loves he chastens and scourges every son whom he receives." Look at verse seven as well. Those who do not accept and receive his correction and discipline unto life are not really his children and therefore will not enter the kingdom of Heaven. Read John 3:16-18, 2nd Corinthians 5:21, Phillipians 3:9. We are not saved because of who we are at birth but, who we become at new birth, new creations in Christ! When God looks at those who have accepted him and who have accepted and received his free gift of salvation, he does not see our nationality, color, legitimate or illegitimate births. He only sees the blood of Jesus that has been applied to our lives and the righteousness of Christ in us. When someone who is born out of wedlock is born again into the righteousness of Jesus Christ he/she becomes a new creature, a son/ daughter of God, John 1:12-13. Therefore a bastard is someone who rejects God and his salvation! God does not punish the child based on the mistake of the parents.
These are just some of the words that we use so loosely and haphazardly, not considering their true meanings. You can see how these types of idle words spoken into one's life and the atmosphere can set you up for negativity and even interrupt the flow of peace in one's life. I know to some it may appear that I am being too deep or going overboard but please remember that words have power, whether negative or positive. There are a lot of cultures in the world that take great pride and care in naming their newborns because they want to make sure that what they call or speak into their child's life will pronounce greatness and positivity in their futures. Remember life and death, blessings and curses are it the power of the tongue so SPEAK LIFE TODAY!