Is it okay to curse in church?
And I’m not talking one of the Bible words – which some say is totally okay to let loose, because, you know, it’s in the Bible.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s not okay.
So what happens when you become so used to cursing out loud that YOU ACTUALLY CURSE IN CHURCH??
For someone who simply cannot abide the “f” word that means “to pass gas” or the “t” word that means the same as the “s” word, I sure drop the “s” word a lot.
Which is pretty much worse than the “t” word if I’m being honest.
Yes I recognize the irony. I cannot explain it. But I DESPISE those two words. They both actually make me kind of nauseated.
WEIRD. I know.
And say what you want about having a household of boys, my boys are particularly respectful to me about these two words.
They don’t say them. At all.
An example: When number three was in the Brazil MTC, he apologized IN HIS JOURNAL for a lack of focus when he wrote something very close to, “I’m so sorry…I’m laughing really hard right now. The American missionaries have just taught the Brazilian missionaries the ‘f’ word that means ‘to pass gas’ that mom hates and they keep saying it over and over.”
He wouldn’t even write the word in his journal! What a sweet, respectful boy. Love love…
ANYWAY, back to the subject at hand. Sunday, during sacrament meeting, I actually dropped the “s” word. Loud enough for the young, impressionable primary kid in front of me to hear.
I am, simply, going to Hell.
But here’s what happened. I have one pair of designer sunglasses. ONE PAIR. And I just got them. And they are pretty.
See? Told you. I got them in Havana/Brown Grey.
SO. They were on my lap. Then I moved. Just a little.
Then they fell on the gym floor (we were in the overflow – yes, I know we were late, but at least we were there…as my second son says: it’s a pass/fail endeavor…if you’re there you pass).
Do you know what gym floors are made of? Wood. Yes, wood.
I don’t know what happened – maybe the glasses hit the chair on the way down. Don’t know.
But because the glasses are brand new and because I’m super anal about my only pair of nice, nice glasses, I checked the glass lenses, and SURE ENOUGH, there is a chip on one of the lenses.
You would have sworn, too.