I am seeing a lot of people now who use italics or whatever to emphasize Anglo-Saxon emphatic word. W.t.F! The word is losing its power. Time was when it was its own emphasis.
What the Church always knew and what the Gospel always taught, but what the world forgot, is that sinners want to sin. You can’t get rid of sin by redefining sinful behavior as acceptable. The desire to rebel against God and society will seek out new sins.
We Mormons have tried hard to keep the dirty words dirty, but we’ve failed. Well, if we can’t stop the world from being stupid, we can at least get a good laugh out of it. It cracks me up everytime I see someone underline the expletive, in case we didn’t get that it was supposed to be shocking.
What’s next, I wonder? The problem is that there are so few taboos left except for PC. What the nigger! Fag you, you housewife cracker-fagger!
Or, the way things are shaping up, maybe the cussin’ of the year 2050 will be more along the lines of debt, deficit, baby boomer, birth dearth, and inflation. When the guy in the car I just bumped informs me that my car’s drive programming is full of debt, perhaps I will courteously invite him to inflate himself, the childless boomer.
Or perhaps Joseph’s name will really, truly be had for good or for ill. When the Prophet starts being invoked in vain, that’s when we know we’ve truly arrived. When the fellow tells another fellow that by Joseph, this new gene therapy is the covenant, we’ll know the millennium can’t be far off.