I am torn about the word "Hell." I mean it is a word that describes a certain place so when I say it, I don't necessarily feel like it is a bad word. Usually I judge whether a word is bad or not, by how comfortable I would feel saying that word at church! Good rule, right? It works for me.
So in the shower today I came up with bad word scenario vs. acceptable word scenario. Here goes...
Bad Word: Go to Hell. (well because that is mean...even though the word is used correctly.)
Acceptable use: I'll meet you in Hell. Or Dave saying, "Will you visit me in Hell?" to which I always reply..."of course hunny....but please try to go to heaven with me!"
Bad Word: Why the hell did you do that? (which is not vocalized...but thought of often)
Bad Word: Hell no. (which unfortunately is one of our family's favorite...but said in a really funny deep-throated voice, that makes our niece Lauren roll on the floor laughing and almost peeing her pants...what a great Auntie and Uncle we are huh?)
Acceptable use: Hells Yeah. (well because first of all Hells is a different word all together and it is one of our friend's nickname so we often say..."did you see Hells Yeah today?")
Bad Word: Oh...there are too many scenarios to write.....
Ok...so I am having a hard time coming up with acceptable uses of the word. And I probably would feel rather uncomfortable saying the word out loud at church...unless I was reading it from the scriptures. But will I stop saying it completely....H.E. double hockey sticks NO....because it is my word. My word that sometimes just feels good to say.....that word and "pissers"....is that a bad word? Maybe I should add to my New Years Resolution list.......I'm just saying.....it would probably do me good.
Sorry if I have offended anyone with this post. I hope you found some humor in it....Now go sing a primary song to get that bad word out of your head.