I just came from reading a blog about Stephen Colbert and his vile tirade against President Trump and the affect of cursing on society.
I grew up in a family where my father cursed quite often, especially when he was working on a tractor and something would go wrong. His cursing stopped the day He became a Christian and was saved by Jesus Christ. I never heard him say another curse word. My mother very occasionally said the S word when she was exceedingly distraught. But cursing was not the norm in my family and still is not. But now, in our society, cursing has become the norm. Words one would never have heard in polite society are regularly used by women as well as men. Some people think it’s hip and quite cool to spew out vile words with gusto no matter who is around, children or women or men who don’t curse.
I find that cursing becoming the norm is a very sad thing about today’s society. Many young people can barely carry on a conversation as it is and then to add curse words into a sentence pretty much makes them uncommunicable. There are thousands of words in the English language that can be used to carry on a conversation. Beautiful words that can express someone’s meaning without being crass or vile.
When I go to a movie, I want to hear conversations that are uplifting or intelligent. I don’t want to be a captive to having to listen to curse words spewing out of people’s mouths every other sentence. Imagine Cary Grant or Audrey Hepburn speaking like some of the actors and actresses do today. I don’t think people would think as much of them if they had. The actresses I hear today can be as vile as the men and I think that makes them look worse than the men. They call it “edgy,” but I call it unnecessary.
I find it abhorrent that women think cursing is proper. But I also find it abhorrent that men and teen-agers do also. When I see a pretty girl and then I hear curse words coming from her mouth, she doesn’t look nearly as pretty to me any longer. Girls that curse usually end up with men who do also and I wonder how men who curse regularly treat their women. It’s just a thought.
So back to Stephen Colbert. He hates President Trump. So many think what he said on his show was funny and cool and mainstream and how everyone feels. They are wrong. Millions of us out here believe he was vile and sounded unintelligent and was very disrespectful of our president. If a so-called comedian like Stephen Colbert had said the same vile things about President Obama, the same people who are laughing now would think it was wrong. I would think it was wrong then, too. I hope we can get back to civil discourse and intelligent conversation once again. Notice where the vileness is coming from and steer clear of it. We don’t need that in our society. We all need to be uplifted and we all need to speak to one another with civil tongues.
And that is my preaching for today. Bye.