So last night, I was watching a movie with my fiance and all of the sudden a curse word came flying through the speaker — another actor cursed at me. The TVG wasn’t filtering the curse words. I already put up with so much cursing anytime I venture outside the walls of my abode (which is separate from my fiance’s, to avoid any confusion); thus, it absolutely urks me to be cursed at in a context where I am trying to relax and watch a movie in a private, Christian residence.
Then, in an instant, my mind wandered to my own inconsistency in practice. I read emergent/emerging blogs all the time. I read emergent/emerging facebook notes all the time. I actually encounter more cursing via my online interaction with emergent/emerging than I do in all the movies I have seen in the last fiscal year.
For example, just yesterday, I read Tony Jones’ blog. He can’t even talk about a children’s movie without using an expletive.