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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Calling It like It Is

     Euphemisms are used to soften harsh realities. "Passed away" is softer than "died." "Miscue" is softer than "wrongdoing." In a society that does not like to think in terms of good and evil, they are often employed to alleviate feelings of guilt. Here are a few heard almost every day.

An affair

it's more appealing to the ears than committing adultery.

Sexually active

makes fornication seem like normal teen activity.

A woman's choice

makes taking of a human life simply a matter of preference.


has an upbeat connotation that makes homosexuality (a deviant lifestyle)

seem normal.

Living together

is easier on the ears than living in sin.

Doing your own thing

makes anarchy sound downright appealing.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight!

Isaiah 5:20-21

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