[quote="TarkanAttila, post:7, topic:278987"]
Ed, there's nothing wrong with portraying profanity or frankly any sin in any piece of media.
The problem comes when we portray evil as a good thing.
As long as books don't portray evil as good - as long as profanity is seen as a fault and not a redeeming quality or a morally neutral act - I don't see why that book should be censored.
Mind you, it's inappropriate to expose children to some of the more malicious kinds of evil - rape, murder, and apostasy for example - but adults have to face the fact that these kinds of evils exist in the world. They by no means have to agree with them. They can argue against the evils that happened until they are blue in the face if they like.
But unless the good guy is the one raping, stealing, and murdering - or using bad language - as if it were a good thing, there is no need to complain.
Don't forget - Jephthe sacrificed his own daughter on an altar. Saul made rash vows and almost got his son Johnathan killed. David had Uriah murdered on the battlefield so he wouldn't get in trouble for committing adultery. Good people do bad things now and again. But as long as we do not approve of them, and work to reform them, we are doing something God wants us to.