we declare Your Perfection above and beyond all: we have no knowledge whatsoever except what You have taught us. No doubt it is You, and You alone that is all Knowledgeable and all Wise. (al-Baqarah, 32)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Curses

I am not fond of curses. Swears. Four letter words. Or whatever people want to call it.

Many people however, do not have a problem using it and/or with their usage. These days anyways, it is considered normal to curse. You hear it in the movies, your friends use it when they speak, you read it almost every time you facebook and you get desensitized to it. If that wasn't the worst of it, many even endorse it!

I don't know what's the deal. Maybe cursing boosts your ego. Maybe cursing makes you feel cool. The fact however, is this - A bad word deed is a bad deed. A bad word is a bad word. Take stealing for example. If everyone in the neighbourhood is a thief, that still doesn't the fact that thievery is wrong doesn't it? Likewise, just because it is a norm to curse, that doesn't mean it's right to curse.

Decency doesn't change over time. What was wrong 100 years ago is still wrong today. Rather, it's the people's perception of decency that has changed.

If you are a person who likes to curse and is somehow offended by this post, I ask you this: would you want to hear your kids curse? Please remember that the apple won't fall far from the tree.

2 free comments:

ah^kam_koko' said...

Well, I curse only when I'm with people who are close to me.
I don't curse in public so I guess I'm fine...
Well, that's just me.
=)

But I will smack any student that curses in my presence.

najibu said...

Hrm...

You said you smack your students. Even when they're using it with their friends? But you're saying it's OK for you to use with your friends?

I don't think it has to do with the circumstances. Cursing is cursing. There are a lot of better words we can use instead of curses right?

Anyways as a muslim cursing is definitely not allowed and I don't think it's any different for Christians.

"You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. (Colossians 3:8)

Let's do our part to change the world for the better. And the first step is to better ourselves.

 
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