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NEVER USE PROFANITY OR MINCED OATHS: Someone once wrote: “Profanity is simply an evidence of a vulgar mind, sadly perverted, whose influence must inevitably be bad. We pity and loathe the weak mind which falls into a habit so silly, so impotent, and so foolish.” This was true when it was written over 150 years ago, and it is still true, whether applied to an individual or to a society.

Present day America is a tragic example of how profanity both contributes to, and is an evidence of, the moral decline and overall rottenness of a society. It has been a curse to nations since ancient times as illustrated by the prophet Jeremiah’s words to Judah in the 6th century BC: “