The profane fire burns brightly on social media, podcasts, and just about anywhere these days. One thing you’ll never, ever find, here on TonyFunderburk.com, is a quote from anybody who uses profanity to make a point. Even their point is amazingly accurate. Because profanity is stupid. And…well…profane.
(The following rant is brought to you by Christians, everywhere, who are more likely to quote a fool who drops F-bombs than to quote God’s view of profanity.)
The profane fire feeds on unsanctified, unconsecrated, unhallowed words.
And those are just the adjective side of the definition of profane. There’s also the verb side. To profane something (or someone) is to disrespect, debase, or degrade it (or them). And to debase someone means you devalue, discredit, and dishonor them.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Because when you choose to allow profanity to set your tone, you disrespect, devalue, and dishonor those around you. AND you disrespect, devalue, and dishonor yourself.
So, even if and when you make a good or valuable point, when you attempt to emphasize it by tossing in F-bombs, you feed the stupid, profane fire.
AND when you quote someone who drops F-bombs, because you think they stand for what you stand for, you feed the stupid, profane fire. Because you encourage stupid behavior in the name of ideology. But I encourage you not to support unsanctified, unconsecrated, and unhallow words.
But maybe my encouragement doesn’t motivate you to change.
OK, what if you found out that God has a lot to say on the subject?
Yeah, you can read through the book of Leviticus and find the word “profane” a lot. And it appears that God is not a fan. Oh sure, that’s a book in the old Testament, back when God was a meanie. And back before He turned into the forgive-and-love-everybody-in-spite-of-their-sins-and-lack-of-repentance God most churches know so well today.
But still…it’s worth a look. Because maybe it’s still important to God. And maybe He doesn’t forgive everybody. And maybe He even hates.
And when you see the word “maybe” you should maybe just leave it out.
“What if I’m right? What if it’s true,
All of these things I’ve been sayin’ to you?
What if you die, and it’s not the end?
What if your life is nothing you can’t defend?
You think I’m wrong…and that I don’t walk in the light.
But what if I’m right?”
(from my song What If I’m Right?)
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