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can we curse in theosophical discussions?

Mar 21, 2002 08:18 PM
by Eldon B Tucker

At 04:51 PM 3/21/02 -0800, you wrote:
--- Eldon B Tucker <> wrote:
> That part is good. The other is to submit to the
> current fashion
> of "politically correct" regulations. (This would
> include things
> like ... not cussing. ... This is not so
> good.

Are you saying there is no Theosophical discussion
that could not benefit from a little cursing?

More like the opposite. The the politically correct
sanitization of language can leave it lifeless and
impotent as a powerful tool.

This is not to say that anything goes. Things
in poor taste, rude, offensive, and garbage for
garbage's sake -- that's no good.

A few choice words, picked with style, and said
at the right time can open eyes and sway viewpoints.

An equal amount of force, applied repeatedly in
a blunt manner, like a troll wielding a hammer, can
engender anger and contempt.

Is something said skillfully, artfully, and with
concern for how it affects people? Then it may be
useful. If it is said carelessly, tastelessly, and
without concern for how it affects people, it's
better left unsaid.

-- Eldon

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