I swore like a child born from a trucker and a sailor.
My mom (aka trucker) use to say “How did they know way back then that these words were going to be bad?”
I confessed it alot! I knew (deep down) it was wrong. But I did not know why.
So I looked up the word “profane”.
characterized by irreverence or contempt for God or sacred principles or things; irreligious.
not devoted to holy or religious purposes; unconsecrated; secular (opposed to sacred).
unholy; heathen; pagan: profane rites.
not initiated into religious rites or mysteries, as persons.
common or vulgar.
–verb (used with object)
to misuse (anything that should be held in reverence or respect); defile; debase; employ basely or unworthily.
to treat (anything sacred) with irreverence or contempt; violate the sanctity of: to profane a shrine.
So basically words that mean one thing we take and “misuse” them to put someone down, to hurt, to demean someone, or treat someone or something badly.
The words themselves are not bad. It is how or why we use them that makes them bad.
Like the "A " word means “donkey” but we use the word to put someone down. We “misuse” it.
The “B” word is a “female dog” but we use it to demean women, we “misuse” it.
The other “B” word means a child born out of wedlock,we use it to shame someone, we “misuse” it.
The “F” word means in Dutch, Sweden, German language to “copulate” to “mate”. We hear it in their tongue and say it to mean something vulgar.
Sex is sacred it is holy, given to us by God Himself and we use this word to defile it, we “misuse” it.
Everything was created by God. Who are we to disrespect His creations?
To misuse is to profane. I learned that I was misusing words like a child who doesn’t know better.
I am now ashamed.
The same mouth I place the flesh of Jesus on,
No more profanity!
Respect God’s creations = Respect for God.
Lord have mercy on me a miserable sinner. Amen:crossrc: