Can we talk? For real? Without using language that offends the sensibilities of most civilized human beings?
I am so sick and tired of reading “sample” books with so much profanity that I would certainly never purchase the book. Every other line is laced with an “f” or “mf” or such base language describing bodily functions that I’m embarrassed for the author. I mean really, why do some have to write such garbage? Is this the only language most people can relate to? If it is, I’m certainly on the wrong planet.
Now, here’s the kicker! Most of the books I’m referencing are obviously not written by true believers in The Word. If they were, they would be too intimidated to write what they write. But it is these same people who would criticize most Christians for their belief and faith in God! Who knew? Wow! What a revelation! Most people (not all) who have a relationship with God respect the relationship with Him and other people; those who don’t, don’t.
But this can all change. Can we please elevate the thinking, speaking, and writing for all to enjoy? Is that so hard to do? It is up to those of us who write–fiction, non-fiction, poetry, song lyrics, etc. to raise the standards of using appropriate language. If we change what we do; society will change what it does. Try it and see!