I came to my blog site intending to write a blog this morning that played off the title of the movie, “The Hunger Games.” I was going to write about the disciples of Jesus undue concern about the amount of bread they had brought along for a particular journey. Jesus had responded with a reminder of how he had always provided enough.
I have been trying to increase the number of people that read the blog, and one of the suggestions of the blog site is to read other people’s blogs and comment on them. So I set out to do that, and I starting reading a review of
“the Hunger Games” by another writer. And the descriptions were, non descriptive as they gave way to the use of profance vocabulary. Fo example, to describe a particular actor’s role, the blogger said, “she rocked the s – – t out of it.” So exactly what does that mean?
I was always fascinated that there are some words in a language that have multiple meanings, such “aloha” in Hawaii. I understand it can mean several different things. Wikipedia says that it means “affection, peace, compassion, and mercy,” but has also become an english greeting.
Where we used to have adjectives and adverbs that described something in English, however, it seems to be giving way to the use of profane words, usually in four letters. So to understand whether the use of the word is good or bad you have to understand the context. Was this blogger’s description of the role of the actress that they did a particularly good job in the role, or a particularly bad. I took it to be good in this case.
But my question is why? Is it because we are becoming functionally illiterate and don’t know descriptive words and how to use them? Are we just lazy? Or is there some value we assign to shock value and talking nasty? Honestly, to me it makes no sense.
Jesus said it is not what goes into our body that defiles us but what comes out of our mouths, because he said, what comes out of our mouths comes from what it is our hearts. So is everyone’s heart so polluted that they have to talk with what we used to teach our children was a “potty mouth?”