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Sunday, July 13, 2008


I was going to post something last night besides the storm cloud pictures, but when I tried to go back to my blog after reading some news, the browser said the internet was off line.


This is the second time within a week that they have fucked up. It's no wonder they are starting to lose customers.

Great way to keep business customers. . . . NOT !!
posted by David G. at 7:59 PM


Why is there so much profanity on this "Christian" blog?

7/14/2008 3:14 PM  

Sorry, take out the scare quotes from around 'Christian'. That was unnecessarily offensive.

7/14/2008 3:28 PM  

For one thing, I've never claimed this was a so-called Christian blog.

Read the title.

But perhaps that is to difficult for you...


7/14/2008 8:16 PM  

No need for sarcasm, IMO. Not sure why you don't want to interpret my words in a charitable manner.

I'll try again:

Why is there so much profanity on this blog, given that it is written by a Christian?

7/14/2008 9:53 PM  

I'm not a Christian, BTW, at least not for now. But I've been to many blogs written by Christians, and yours is by far the most foul-mouthed. I just find it more than a little strange, and want to see what you have to say about it.

7/14/2008 10:00 PM  

Different people have different personalities. Family upbringing, experiences in life that shape their personality.

One persons profanity, is another persons regular vocabulary.

Being that this is MY BLOG I can express myself any way I see fit. If you don't like what I have to say, then you are more than welcome to leave.

Visit the county jail/prison sometime, and you will see that my vocabulary is quite tame.

7/14/2008 10:20 PM  

If you feel I'm being pushy about this, just let me know and I will disappear.

"One persons profanity, is another persons regular vocabulary."

This may be true to a small extent, though I'm inclined to disagree. However, there are some factors you haven't considered:

(1) Neither of us, I presume, is living in a prison, so appealing to their use of e.g. the f-word does not mean that it isn't generally considered profanity elsewhere, e.g. on the internet.

(2) Related to that point, in the non-internet world (AKA real life), you don't get to choose what's profanity. The culture or sub-culture generally does. I can't very well go around in my job cussing and just say: "One person's profanity is another person's 'howdy there.'"

(3) Further, profanity is surely profanity even when it's used in prisons. It's just that in such situations one will never lose one's job or be embarrassed by the use of it. Don't you have a better example than that? You think those prisoners talk like that to their grandparents or three-year old son or daughter?

(4) The tone of your posts belies your claim that it’s just “regular vocabulary.” Try substituting milder versions of the words you use and I think you’ll see that the sting, the emotion, is taken out of them. That to me indicates you’re using those words in the way I’m claiming, as expletives.

(5) As you say, it's YOUR blog and you're free to express yourself however you like. After all, the internet is not a unified "culture," or it's composed of millions of "cultures". BUT... as a Christian, I wonder if you consider the potential impact your free use of words like "motherf-a" has on both Christians and non-Christians. I honestly think you're being a bit disingenuous when you imply that words like that are not profanity (I mean really, "motherf-a" is profanity for everyone except who?) but surely you care how these words might be perceived? I am thinking of the kind of thing Paul urges on his fellow Christians to set in Romans 14 (though in a different context, of course), or the exhortations by Jesus not to put up stumbling blocks for one's brothers and sisters.

This last point is partially why I commented on your blog.

7/14/2008 11:11 PM  

I cuss because it gets the point through, and living in the situation that I do, I've found it to be a rather useful tool.

I'm more than sure ANGER has a lot to do with it, and my mother talked worse than that on a daily basis.

I find my use of certain words almost ingrained.
Sure, I know when not to use words like that, but this is how I choose to express myself on this blog.

7/14/2008 11:29 PM  

Yes, I see that you have an almost unbearable situation at home. My thoughts (and prayers?) are with you. I would (and have recently!) cracked under less pressure.

I of course agree with your analysis of the cause, i.e. anger. I question the prudence of doing it in a public forum, that's all, especially under the strange defense that it's "how I choose to express myself." But I've already made that point.

7/14/2008 11:36 PM  

Anyway, feel free to go back to your regularly scheduled blogging...

7/14/2008 11:39 PM  

Defense or not....You are just a guest here.

7/15/2008 3:52 AM  

Hello David G.,

This is a message from Lamont with Embarq Customer Support. I found your post and would like to see if your service has returned to normal. If it has not, you can send your phone number in an email or private message and I will research the network to see if there are any updates or a solution. We strive for complete customer satisfaction and with your help we can improve our service. Thank you for using Embarq, your complete communications solution.

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7/15/2008 2:34 PM  

Hey Lamont, ...EMBARQ DSL STILL SUCKS ...after being disconnected for the 4th time this week,.,...

Maybe Comcast isn't so bad. . .

7/18/2008 9:39 AM  

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