Originally posted by red king richieWords determine the course of history. A word can lead to death or salvation. They are not magic, because the power they convey is real.
hey you know how people think it is bad to curse? was that ever a rule in the bible? i think that is kinda dumb because its just a word and a word never hurt anybody.
Originally posted by telerionI was going to say the same thing, but in a post 10 times as long with citations from literature,
I think the taboo of "strong language" arose from the civilizing process. Certain manners of speech became associated with a lower class. In an attempt to differentiate themselves from these lesser people, the hegemons placed strict rules upon what qualified as civil speech. In this way, entrance into this upper echelon required, among other things, a discipline of speech.
Originally posted by NemesioThanks. I plagerized it from one of dj2becker's websites. They have some very interesting stuff there.
I was going to say the same thing, but in a post 10 times as long with citations from literature,
sociology, and anthropology, with footnotes and a bibliography.
Thanks telerion for saying what I was going to say more succintly.
Originally posted by NemesioMatthew 10:37a He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me;
For example: My mother and father will not be saved.
These are hurtful words, just as an example.
Originally posted by sasquatch672I never said I was sad. Nemosissy did.
RBH, bro, can I give you some unsolicicted advice?
Relax, bro. The world's fine. Sure, there's a hell of alot of sadness in the world. But there's also alot of joy here. You're missing out on life worrying so much. Smell the roses, get a girlfriend, fall in love, miss her when you go away, have kids, love & raise them well. That's all you ...[text shortened]... an conform to your religious beliefs and still have a better time down here than you're having.