Last week, we talked about why profanity is unacceptable for a Christian. This all stemmed from a question I asked a couple of weeks before that about what you would do if a group of teenagers sitting next to you at a McRestaurant was using profanity in front of you and your children.
Today, let’s ask a new question.
In writing, whether it be a blog post, comment, Facebook, Twitter, etc., is substituting an asterisk for a letter or two acceptable? You know, type the first and last letters of a four-letter word and fill in the middle with **?
Why not? After all, it’s not the entire word there for all to see.
However, if you make your reader think that word, you might as well have just written the whole word. A cute little asterisk in place of a letter or two or three still does not change the profanity of the word. (My husband gave me that little nugget of wisdom.)
Personally, it still jolts me to see the asterisked word. Does it you?
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