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What the (Profanity) is Going on Here!?

Gabriel Perez

Posted on August 3, 2018 20:25

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Social media does an appalling job in censoring profanities. Just sayin'.

My son is six years old. He loves his iPhone 7. Oh wait, make that, he loves my iPhone 7. Sorry. He seems to use it more than I do, so that just slipped out.

Anyhow, he's always asking for my phone (or my wife's) and when he has it he usually does one of two things. Either he tunes into YouTube, or he fires up Roblox. Whichever direction he goes, I have a hard time with it. To me, both are equally troublesome. I've tried curbing his time on each and I definitely keep an eye on what he watches, but the sheer speed of life and the internet make this incredibly challenging. Can you relate?

The other day he was watching a YouTuber, (I should tell you which one but for now I'll be good, after all, this particular YouTuber is just a teenager), and I was listening to the banter. Everything was going fine and then I heard, "What the &#$@! is going on here!?"

If you've ever seen a bolt of lighting streak across the sky, then you can picture how fast I had my phone back in my possession. My son didn't have a chance to blink. Next thing he knew the phone was back in his hand, and I had him playing Roblox. Sad, I know, but it was better than him listening to that trash-mouthed YouTuber.

Speaking of trash-mouth, did you know some scientists are saying that people who swear are smarter than the average person who doesn't. When I read that I almost let out a string of colorful language that would make a sailor blush, but I refrained. I'm smarter than that.

As a Christian, I've learned quite a bit about the reason why profane speech is frowned on, and it may not be for the reasons you would think. I'll give you a few examples. One is that in the original Hebrew language of the first five books of the bible, there are no swear words. None. At all. God doesn't introduce them. Turns out all swear words and profane speech is man-made. I learned this from America's Rabbi.

I also learned something else from a question that someone very wise asked me. Tell me if you've ever been asked this.

Here it is: What's the opposite of a curse?

Some of you may know the answer, or some of you may be like me, kind of thinking deeply about it.

The answer is simple. The opposite of a curse is a blessing.

Once I learned that, I stopped cursing at people. It didn't feel right anymore. We shouldn't be cursing out someone who's made in the image of God, even when they absolutely deserve it.

That's the kicker, isn't it? Christ wants us to rise above that, he really does. He says: Do unto others, as you would them do unto you.

How many people want to be cursed at?

My guess?

Absolutely no one.

Gabriel Perez

Posted on August 3, 2018 20:25

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