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Re: Blah blah blah, writing, blah blah blah.
Posted By: Gahalia, on host
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 18:41:02
In Reply To: Re: Blah blah blah, writing, blah blah blah. posted by Kiki on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 18:25:06:

> Well, looking at this from a Christian perspective, I think there's a severe fallacy in your thinking there. It's very true that "hell" and "damn" are mild curse words in today's society, and the ones that are blocked by the filter are the "bad" ones. There's certainly something to be said for these perceptions, as well - as Christians, we're not supposed to do anything that would cause a brother or sister to stumble, or that would make others discredit Christianity (pardon me for not having references... maybe someone else knows them?). Therefore, using the "bad" cursewords is indeed bad.

> On the other hand, why don't we look at the actual Biblical definitions of "hell" and "damn"? Hell is a very real place, where those who don't accept Christ will, unfortunately, have to go after the final judgement. To damn someone is to send them there. Most people don't think about them that way... but honestly, considering that the "bad" curse words refer to bodily functions and urges that we all have, which really ARE worse for a Christian to say?

I once heard a very good explanation of curse words - they are words that have lost their original meaning. When we say these words in their original context (such as referring to heaven and hell) they are not "bad". I would argue that all curse words (removed from their meaning) are equally bad - its just that some may be more socially unacceptable.

Ga"Not to mention the fact that God teaches us that all sin is the same in his eyes."halia