UPDATE: Since posting this, David deleted all the comments from the his post. Below are the remaining print screens from that comments section.
A couple of weeks ago, our old pal David Tatum took offense at the apparent swear words used by commentators on the blogs of Brooks Simpson and Corey Meyer. He informed others and myself of his up bringing and how that parental guidance taught him not to use profanity in public. In addition to his moral background, David also gave this sound advice:
I think you should do a better job of moderating the language used at your pages ! You owe it to the younger folks, you know set an example!
I ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, and I can’t walk on water, but my folks raised me better than to use cuss words in public.
Instead of infamous curse words, Dave prefers insults which are just as “harmful.” But that is an argument for another time. Since Dave posted this manifesto, he had a change of heart.
Dave’s new post “Look Out the Window,” which deals with the “attack” on Confederate monuments, demonstrates that Dave seems to have an internal struggle with this whole swearing thing. Of course, as Dave rightly pointed out:
Atheist and Wanna-Be Yankees use a whole lot of profanity. What’s up with that? Does being a Yankee supporter or Atheist give ya a permit to use any type language ya want? Is that why you allow it ? Don’t give me the censorship excuse, that ain’t gonna pan out.
Well Dave, does it?
Now I do not really think ill of ol’ Dave. For the most part he is cordial and I probably would not have a problem knocking back a few with the guy. However, “he who is without sin cast the first stone.” As I tried to explain to David on his original post on profanity, context matters more so than the word itself.