NOVEMBER 3, 1983 AT 11:35 A.M.
“Why is there so much emphasis on foul language in our day? What does it really gain? Does foul language satisfy the deliverer or the recipient? Does it give more credence to what is being spoken about? Does it give anger more emphasis? If so, why?
We have American dictionaries with thousands of words, descriptive of every facet of life, yet people limit themselves to gutter language to express what they want to say. To hear it has a shock to the nervous system, because it is many times humiliating and depicts only an animalistic manner of expression. It takes away from the respect of one human being to another. It leaves out a most important factor: that as human beings, we are made to the Image and Likeness of God.
Foul language is many times used to terrorize another person. It is used to express dominance, brutality, and that the person using it can be or is a bully.
Foul language never won a war. Foul language never gave dignity to any man’s life. Foul language does nothing but show the limited vocabulary, and the limited values, standards, self-esteem and personal dignity of the user. Foul language is an insult to human beings.”