Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Don't Cuss!

As part of the Daniel Fast, Bren and I have been giving up swearing too. While it hasn't been too difficult, every now and then, we catch ourselves usually when we hurt ourselves or we're irritated. Our substitutes tend toward the obvious: "mess" instead of sh*t, "fudge" instead of f**k. It's funny how even three weeks of forgoing the 'f' word makes it seem oh so vulgar now!

I wish I'd heard of this kid before though; 15-year old McKay Hatch started a no-cussing club (NCC) at his high-school here in Pasadena, after his friends started asserting their teen angst-ridden independence by sprinkling curse words through their vernacular. He told them to either cool it with the cussing... or hang out with someone else. Surprisingly, they chose to turn their backs on the spicy language. His friends now say that cussing is "verbal abuse" and it provokes violence. Interesting, huh?

And it's catching on. The kid told Jay Leno that he's got 30,000 members worldwide! I am so f'in inspired.





Rosesq said...

Better late than never to change, so here's keeping our fingers crossed!!

Patte said...

That is a noble goal & the Holy Spirit is there to help to keep you from sinning : )

Colosians 3:8-10 But now ye also put off all ...filthy communication out of your mouth ...seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him."

Psalm 19:14: "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."

x o x o

bodaat said...

I don't generally swear but when I do it does feel pretty good. I use it SO sparingly that when I do, it has quite the impact. I do agree though that it's vulgar. I frown at Rich if he swears (which he generally doesn't either) only because it sounds so nasty! And I do admit that it is much more fun to challenge the mind to find other ways to say fudge. :)

Merlin said...

I enjoyed the kid's video.

The other day i watched a programme on cursing and this messianic rabbi offered a solution which he said has thousands completely stop cursing:

Everyday first thing in the morning start reading AUDIBLY, Psalms for about 10 minutes. After finishing psalms continue with Proverbs and by the time you end the proverbs you will be cured of the cursing habit. Worth trying out.

keven said...

UGH!!!! The Lord is one Tough...God. I want to scream why me Lord I am all ready doing so much, changing so much can't I just CUSS. I Love to cuss. OKAY Lord your will not mine. UGH! :)

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