Mar 31, 2011

Profanity ain't what it used to be!

A dove, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, who is be... 
I can remember when the profane was seen for what it was. It was defined as irreverence for God and sacred things. It was seen as common, secular, and vulgar. Today it is regarded as idiomatic and a benign use of the language. Like many things, profanity was considered a vice but now its use is almost seen as a kind of folk virtue. The fashionable secular culture uses profanity easily because nothing is sacred. Like all vices elevated to virtues, the real virtues finally disappear. In this case, respect, good manners, civility, and most importantly, piety. Piety is one of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit and is a reverence for God that recognizes our reliance on Him and leads us to a gentle humility. Have you seen a pious person lately? They are out there but their numbers are small. When you do find one recognize that the pious are part of the new unfashionable counter culture changing the world one good soul at a time. JMJ. Mick, SFO