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Re: Blah blah blah, writing, blah blah blah.
Posted By: Quartz, on host
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 18:57:29
In Reply To: Re: Blah blah blah, writing, blah blah blah. posted by Kiki on Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at 18:25:06:

> > Not seriously bad ones, just a "damn" or a "hell" every once in a while...
> 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'm not sure that my point has come across exactly as I meant it... but hopefully you kind of get what I'm trying to say. I know I'VE struggled with cursing myself, and still do at times... but hey, this has given ME something to think about. And I know that this doesn't answer your question about youir stories at all... I would agree with what everyone else had to say.
> Kiki

I know, I've been thinking about that. I KNEW I wrote that "not seriously bad" sentence wrong. It wasn't what I meant to say.

I've pretty much decided what I'm going to do. I'm not going to write any swear words at all, and whenever something like that comes up in the story I'll write "so and so swore to himself" or something like that.

(The Rinkster currently known as Quartz)