Actually, studies have shown that there is NO direct correlation between
violence in media (video games, tv, etc) and violent behavior, despite what
"concerned parent" organizations want you to believe.
"Y. study finds teens' profanity tied to media"Oh ...
really? What a surprise ... don't you think?I wonder how much that
I really think "research" like this is not truly scientific. Who is to say that it isn't the other way around? Could
teens who use profanity choose media that also has it in it? I think so!
What makes any word a swear word? Quite simply, we enable it ourselves. Why
didn't the first guy who said 'church' get admonished for swearing? I don't
know, but it's all subjective and pointless.
People should really research the history of "swear words" before
condemning them. In most cases there is nothing really bad about them, it's just
that someone somewhere decided they didn't like the sound of a particular word
and over time it became something "bad" to say.
Re: LValfre | 12:59 p.m. Oct. 17, 2011 "More is being spent on this
SLC condo/retail development"Zero, Zip, Nada, Zilch tithing
funds were used on the downtown development, and they never will be. Tithing
funds can ONLY be spent for tax exempt purposes.The LDS has a
commercial arm that spends taxable (non-tithing) funds for commercial project.
The LDS Church would not, will not EVER risk their tax exempt status by misusing
To those remarking about the tithing ... you're right. Once you tithe, it is no
longer yours. However, it is your right to question where it goes! More is
being spent on this SLC condo/retail development than the church has reported
giving away in charity since 1985. If you don't question these things (and all
things in life), you're living brain dead and letting others do the thinking for
you.In regards to language, please do without "vulgar and
coarse speech are a threat to the young and old alike" and "foul
language is simply the pitiful attempt of a feeble mind to express itself
forcefully" because that's simply not true. Vulgar language is not bad.
Sometimes using 'foul' language will allow you to relate with some people
better. It's amazing how 'black and white' everything is for some of you
commenters. Life's not black and white, there are shades of grey. Language,
whether considered a curse or not, is just language. More verbal tools of our
human existence. We use ALL of them.
Re: GoGetter | 12:56 a.m. Oct. 17, 2011 "I sure hope my tithing money
did not to fund this study..."The payment of tithes and
offerings to any religious organization is totally voluntary. Once I give a
donation it is no longer mine and how the money is spent is between God and the
church leaders who spend it.The use of foul language is an
indication of course character and lack of self control.
Common courtesy and civility in manners and language erode pretty fast when You
tube videos, TV shows, music, and movies portray and use crass language. Just
being civil and being nice is made fun of while crudeness, stupidity and ill
manners are portrayed as funny. The words please and thank you are not found in
Actually:"Affectation is the ridiculous effort of the ignorant to
appear wise, the attempt of the barren soul to appear rich."...and in other news Cursing helps block pain. So did anyone expect a
different outcome, really, from BYU?
Just remember the words of a wise man: "Foul language is simply the
pitiful attempt of a feeble mind to express itself forcefully."
Pretty good article. Short but to the point. Not sure where the tithing thing
came from but I will leave that one alone. I like that they pointed out what any
parent that has normal breathing habits know already. Violence begets violence
language begets language. Watching those types of things becomes ingrained in
kids' heads and is VERY difficult to get removed or at least subsided. However,
even our Attorney General for Utah fails to see the point that shows, movies,
games, magazines can beget behaviors and actions that are criminal and against
the communities that we live in. He said that there is no solid proof or studies
that link those 2 together. Maybe he should go down to the prison, jails,
detention centers, youth centers and see just what is going on there. I would
hope that he would change his mind. I have known many kids that have terrible
habits and addictions with pornography, violent games etc. For me, I do not have
to have a school, government, or leader tell me on paper what I already know.
You cannot live close to fire without being burned at some point.
Another groundbreaking discovery by BYU researchers. When will they do a study
to find out if people actually like chocolate?
I'd guess it is much more likely that a teen will use profanity if they hear it
at home or if their peer group uses profanity.
Much ado about nothing.
I'm sure the world survive!
As a kid growing up, we did not have the types of shows that are commonplace
today, yet myself and all my friends (all LDS) cursed up a storm and were
obsessed with girls and sexual innuendos. So maybe a lack of exposure is a
Is there any study done at the Y that didn't find profanity, promiscuity,
drinking and immorality a result of waking up each morning?
gogettertithing is not your money. your time might be better spent reading
and understanding the article rather than worry about how tithes are used. once
tithing is paid, it is up to those entrusted to use it wisely.
I wonder, "GoGetter," why you tithe if you have so little faith in how
your donations are used.
This article was rather effective at pointing out the use of cuss words. Vulgar
and coarse speech are a threat to the young and old alike. Let us never forget.
I sure hope my tithing money did not to fund this study...If it did
incorporate tithing money, shouldn't it go to useful things, such as preaching
the gospel?If it didn't incorporate tithing money, good. Use it for
more useful research.