There is a disease that has invaded the Christian Right, as the weapons of the Left have been picked up by our friends and are often unknowingly being used to help destroy us. Those who refuse to stand against evil have become part of it. Most of us (I’m certainly one) have been guilty in the past of using gutter language but that doesn’t mean we have to continue in the practice. We can admit our mistakes and vow not to repeat them. Satan attacks on many fronts and those who oppose him must be ever alert in identifying his ruses and countering them.
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I’m talking about the Conservative side unknowingly but often willingly using Satan’s own weapons that he has loosed on the world in an attempt to destroy it. If we ignore this sneak attack on humanity by means of going along with the use of filthy language it will only grow larger. Like a single germ invading the human body and then multiplying to the point where it kills the host, if we use the weapons of the Left we have fallen to their level and will deserve what we get when the invasion is complete.
At the risk of being called a “prude” (some will have to look that word up because they don’t know what it means), it’s time to sound off a little about what is best described as degrading writing, masquerading as “Conservative” commentary.
When I was young I thought it was “cool” (though we didn’t use that word) to use gutter language. “Everybody does it,” was my excuse though I knew innately it was wrong. Now that I’m older (I tell folks I’m not really old, I just got here earlier than many of you) I mostly try to ignore it, or more likely just get up and leave when I hear someone curse at every other word, but when I see it in print there’s a different reaction.
When I see obscenities or off-color language in a news story written by a Liberal, I consider the source and from that point on I automatically discount every thing in the article. Whatever he was selling just got drowned out by the noise of nastiness.
But when I see gutter language being used by so-called “Conservative” sites, I shudder, and ask myself, “What are they trying to conserve, the right to be obscene?” I also discount or ignore whatever the so-called Conservative writer is tying to convey. With his use of nasty language the author has just killed his case. If that’s the best he can do then he gets a “D” in composition and if he does it regularly only an “F” will be appropriate. Personally, there are several writers I don’t even slow down at because I don’t want my mind to be filled with their constant obscene gutter talk.
My dad used to say those who use foul language have a very poor vocabulary.
Mt 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
With certain writers on popular Conservative news sites whose name I will not mention though several come to mind, as soon as I see the author’s name, I don’t even bother to scan the story, let alone read it. Those writers seemingly don’t care however much they wallow in the muck, because they’re apparently making a good living writing garbage. For my part they can live in the slimy mess they are helping to create.
I can’t speak for others but I suspect however, there is still a sizable segment of the reading audience on every news site that squirms uncomfortably whenever they see their favorite source falling to the same nasty level that is inhabited by the very people who are intent on destroying all that we hold dear. As such, that same audience will naturally gravitate to the clean sites and leave those that offend. And, those who don’t notice dirty talk won’t know the difference. In other words, the clean sites won’t lose their readers just because they refuse to be nasty, but eventually the dirty ones will fail and then will wonder why.
In days gone by if gutter language was quoted it was simply (----------) or (*****) or maybe (&%$//@), but now the style is to put in a few letters (and sometimes many letters) to give the reader a clue as to what was actually said. That’s a mistake. All it does is encourage the writer to do it again and it does absolutely nothing for the reader. Further, those Conservatives who use that kind of discourse are inadvertently helping in the destruction of our society. Our imaginations can easily fill in the blanks, we don’t need any help.
Though it probably couldn’t be proved, it seems suspicious that certain people who have the most to say (posting endlessly and obscenely) in the comment section of a news story may be trolls who are deliberately attempting to bring the conversation down to the lowest possible level in an attempt to discredit what has been said. It’s worth considering.
As the pendulum of the clock moves from one extreme to the other however, the fad of nasty writing will one day disappear as the swing goes in the opposite direction. When that happens the readers of the future will refuse to read anything of the past that is at such a low level. If it doesn’t happen it should, and as for me I hope I will never again use gutter language, either spoken or written. Such usage certainly is harmful to the Conservative cause and personally I don’t want to be a contributor to its degradation. Can you imagine obscene talk enduring as “classic?” Following is one dictionary definition of the phrase “gutter language,” then another comment.
Slang definitions & phrases for gutter language Profanity and obscenity; scabrous speech : This dictionary has a selection of gutter language
[1890+; gutter, ''appropriate to the gutter or sewer,'' is found by 1849]
Example: • Little boys blackguarded him in gutter language, and looking him in the face, consigned him to hell without flinching.
1 gutter /ˈgʌtɚ/ noun plural gutters Learner's definition of GUTTER
the gutter a : the lowest or poorest conditions of human life •
He squandered all his money and wound up in the gutter. [=a state of severe poverty] US, informal — used to refer in usually a joking way to thoughts that relate to sex •
Get your mind out of the gutter. [=stop thinking that everything relates to sex]
(language) of the worst kind : offensive or immoral • gutter language • gutter politics •
(Brit) the gutter press [=newspapers that print shocking stories about the personal lives of people]
Let me make a suggestion. When we encounter gutter language in a Liberal story just ignore it, when we find it in a Conservative story point it out with a brief comment such as “Please clean up your language” or “ Please don’t use gutter language” or “Your advertisers also read, and probably don’t appreciate you dirtying up their product.”
This writer makes no secret of his faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and knows that our Lord shudders every time someone who professes to follow Him drags the conversation down to the lowest level. When they do they are dragging HIS NAME in the mud and personally I don’t want to be held accountable for that.
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
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