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Why Are Bad Words Bad?

Are swear words stored in the limbic system?
Is the word 'bad' itself a bad word?

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Why Are Bad Words Bad? Foulk

Why Are Bad Words Bad? Foulk if I know...

Beware the cult of "government"...

Best avoid Shakespeare...


Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Sometimes, Bad Is Bad...


Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.


Why is disrespect disrespect?

His analysis leaves out what we all long for - respect! He never really touches that issue. He gets lost in the minutiea and misses the big picture.

We all want our rights to be respected; therefore, we ought to respect the rights of others.

We all want our property to be respected; therefore, we ought to respect the property of others.

We all want our bodies and life to be respected; therefore... well, you get it by now.

This is the bottom line of life - respect. It even applies to animals and the world we live in with its vast resources.

What does respect mean?

The root word is "spect" from whence we get the word "spectacle", sight, or "spectacles" as in glasses to help you see; and "spectator", one who sees.

The prefix, "re-" means "back" as in return (turn back) and retrace (trace back).
So, respect means to look back. But in this case it infers what is backing someone or something. In other words, look who is behind someone or something, who is backing them or it.

For the best example of this, let's look at the respect we all long for. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights..."

Who is backing all mankind? Answer: the Creator of all mankind. Where do we get our rights? Answer: from our Creator. This was acknowledged by Thomas Jefferson and our founding fathers as the basis for their right to rebel against the tyrant, King George, as evidenced in the Declaration of Independence, as quoted above.

So, because I see God as the One who gave you life, and I do not have the right to take what God has given you, I respect your life. And you never have to fear that I will take it unless you threaten my life or the life of someone else in my presence.

Because I see God as the One who gave you the abilities and strength that you have, and I do not have the right to take what God has given you, I respect your property, unless you take my property, in which case I will then take from you seven times the value of the property you took from me as an incentive for you to never do so again. (Proverbs 6:30-31)

Because I see God as the One who gave you liberty and freedom of conscience, and I do not have the right to take that away from you, I respect your right to believe whatever you choose to believe so long as your beliefs do not cause you to violate any of my rights.

Therefore, because I believe in liberty, I do not judge people who use "bad words", becaue their choice of words do not harm me, they only harm their own reputation in that they are perceived as weak in that they feel the need to use excess words for emotional reasons, for extra support, regardless of the silliness of the literal meaning of the words they actually use. For example I have never seen an inanimate object engaging in sexual conduct, but yet that is how many people describe things in their conversations.

We are the only ones who can determine what our reputation really is by the actions we take and the words we speak, so if we want a bad reputation, we just have to do and say things that others consider bad. Whether it really is bad or not is not the issue when it comes to reputation.

The liberty movement will progress among the masses who consider certain ewords to be bad quicker if we refrain from using words that they consider "bad" or disrespectful.

SOmething I found very interesting is that during the War for Independence, General George Washington banned cursing among his soldiers because he did not want to lose God's blessings on the colonist's efforts to obtain liberty; so to prevent offending the Author of Liberty, on Whom he relied for help, he issued the ban.

Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Pro 29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

Hope this is enlightening.

Freedom is the ability to do what you want to do.
Liberty is the ability to do what you ought to do.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

A great companion to this video...

Rationale of the Dirty Joke by G. Legman


Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Very interesting

Thanks for posting

Funny South Park episode on the topic.

It Hits the Fan


"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn

I'll check it


Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.