Cussing: (n) the act of using profanity in speech
Since I am not God and certainly not even piously positioned, I do have sins I think are worse than others.
When I was a kid, I was told that cussing was just as bad to God as killing.
Even as a young person, this pissed me off. How could words flung into the air be anywhere as volatile as bullets taking a similar path?
I didn’t buy it.
I don’t buy into it today.
If God is just, God knows there’s a difference between “get your shit together” and “get over there in the corner where I can shoot you.”
I think it’s religion at its very worst when people start pecking at other human beings for language just because they’re chicken to live their own lives at full throttle.
So I will tell you the top five sins in my mind, counting down from #5:
Cussing doesn’t even crack my top five.
Because as human beings, there are times we need to release our frustration—so we don’t steal, get self-righteous, become selfish, lie and kill someone.
Cussing is a better choice.