|This says it all!|
I am having a real problem with profanity. I know, I know. This is a hard thing to admit: Living a Christian life, making certain that my speech was uplifting and true to God’s Word, I am finally having trouble.
It is only two words: Damn-it! and hell.
Is it a sign of the times, I wonder? It sure seems to me that the world IS going to ‘hell in a hand basket’. I don’t know what that means, but my father-in-law said that phrase frequently, and he was born in 1926. So, perhaps my usage of hell in that sense is understandable and acceptable. Is saying, “Last week was hell, as the temperatures were at 108 to 111 degrees!” acceptable? Obviously, the word ‘hell’ has some confusion for me.
But Damn it! or just plain Damn!...I mean, I know that cannot be permitted.
I grew up in a ultra, uber conservative church that looked on ‘dang’ or ‘darn’ as subtle substitutes for the big Damn!, and could not be tolerated.
Other words were accepted as we lived in a farm country where excrement surrounded us, but the word Damn! was on the bad list.
I have gotten sooo bad that I even giggle a little when I say Damn it! or Dammit!. Why! Why?! Has the word moved from the ‘bad list’ to the ‘slightly amusing list’?
Shoot, I don’t know.
Maybe if I say ‘Hoover Dam(n) it!’, I could feel less guilty.