Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

WWUTT Wednesday - Watch Your Language

Rare is the person who cannot hit their thumb with a hammer and then not express the sudden shock and pain with a verbal explosion of some sort. Even a solid Christian may let slip an expletive on occasion when in this situation. Worse yet, a Christian may also verbally explode when talking to or about someone who has been frustrating them in some manner. 

I, as a sergeant in the Armed Services, was no stranger to "blue language" (it was the Air Force, of course it was blue). If you committed a safety violation on MY beloved airplane, especially with live weapons in the area, I would let my displeasure with your heinous act be known loud and clear. In military parlance I would "Chew you up one side and down the other for 20 minutes without repeating myself, making you wish your momma never met your daddy."

The mark of a true professional sergeant was to be able to do that 20 minute chew-out without using profane language. What you are saying at full volume is still swearing, there's just no profane language being used which requires a lot more mental effort to be put into your "counseling session". Whenever I have the misfortune to hear Gordon Ramsey speak I think of the well known quote
“Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly.”
However you word it, profane or not, swearing is frowned upon by God. You may think, "if  it's not profane it's not swearing". I disagree. Watch this video and starting at the 0:33 point you'll see what I mean


  1. Ah that reminded me of my time in the Marines. Even when I was a buck Sgt. I avoided swearing though. But good video brother.

  2. “Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly.”

    I like it!!!

    I addressed this issue a few years back: