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Monday, April 22, 2019

Living the Christian mandate of no coarse talk

Living the Christian mandate of no coarse talk in today's
f-ing discourse

The Biblical principle is crystal clear: no coarse talk.

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is
good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to
those who hear. – Ephesians 4:29

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out
of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. – Ephesians 5:4

…references are many…

So how do Christians participate in the discourse of a culture of coarse talk?

One way is to become linguistic gymnasts. This week, in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Justices did their dead level best not to say the word. The Justices were hearing oral arguments in a First Amendment cast involving a clothing line called FUCT. Desiring not to go there, we hear the Justices use tortured verbal constructions including:

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