Friday, March 28, 2008

No Cussing!

Now this is an example of how to make an impact on culture! This is not a Christian website but this is definitely an example of ways that Christians need to stand up for our Biblical Worldview and make people think!!

A 14 year old boy, McKay Hatch in California got sick and tired of all the foul language his friends were using on a daily basis. He challenged them to stop cussing and they actually took the challenge. This started the No Cussing Club which is a source of inspiration and support to keep the members from using profanity. McKay says on his website: "Through the No Cussing Challenge I realized that I could use POSITIVE PEER PRESSURE on my friends. If my friends could say no to cussing, how much easier will it be for them to say no to drugs, violence, and pornography."

This teen inspired me in that God explicitly says in Proverbs 4:24: Put away perversity from your mouth, keep corrupt talk from your lips." If we are living a Biblical Worldview and obeying God's commands, cussing should not be part of our language. How does it affect our witness when we use languge that is offensive? Also, how much does it anger God when our speech is not glorifying to Him.

I didn't mean to get into a soapbox on perverse speech. I did, however, want to bring to light this example of how one boy impacted alot of people-He was on the Dr. Phil show for crying out loud. If one boy could make a difference in an area of life like this, how much more of a difference can we as Christians change the culture around us to reflect more of God's Kingdom!

check out the No Cussing Club Website:
Just some food for thought...


1 comment:

Stephanie Strnad said...

Good for this kid! It takes someone strong to make a conscience effort to create positive peer pressure and go against the grain of culture!

In my life, I have seen that people actually take notice of what I don't say - and thereby make judgements of my character. I have had people regard me with a sense of wonderment when I don't stoop to rough language under pressure. I hope that maybe they don't just see me as "different" but also wonder what it is that makes me so different!