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12-12-2012, 08:06 PM (This post was last modified: 12-12-2012 08:08 PM by L Verge.)
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Funny you should mention Tom Lowry's book, Rob, because I have it sitting right beside my desk at work at this very moment and am very familiar with it and have heard Tom talk on the subject several times at meetings that I have attended. I am actually using it as a reference right now in trying to track down some information that I ran across while researching Ella Starr Turner.

And, as I said, I am certainly not naive enough to think that there was a "golden age" (as you put it) where everyone was prim and proper. I have studied the social and cultural histories of the 19th century enough to know about the birds and the bees of that era. I also curse, but seldom use the strong words.

I do object to hearing those strong words tossed around casually every time I turn around, however. I guess I'm just naive enough to not understand why they have to be inserted into something like this movie that is focused on the greatness of Lincoln and the men who guided us through a horrible civil war.

What does saying the F word two or three times in the course of a two-hour movie achieve in helping us understand these men? How did those curse words help save the Union? Would the movie be a failure if those words had not been inserted into the script? Would we walk out of the theater thinking, "Oh my. I didn't near the F word at all. The movie is a failure!"

Just because man has cursed since the first time he burned his finger in the fire, it doesn't mean that it has great significance in world history.

I'll stop now because I have to go prepare my sermon for Sunday...
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Abrahams cussing - Ashley Norman - 12-07-2012, 12:20 AM
RE: Abrahams cussing - RJNorton - 12-07-2012, 06:30 AM
RE: Abrahams cussing - LincolnMan - 12-07-2012, 09:28 AM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Rob Wick - 12-07-2012, 10:34 AM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Mike B. - 12-07-2012, 06:17 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Ashley Norman - 12-07-2012, 01:41 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - LincolnMan - 12-07-2012, 07:56 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Ashley Norman - 12-07-2012, 10:11 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Rob Wick - 12-07-2012, 08:51 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - L Verge - 12-11-2012, 06:43 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Jim Page - 12-11-2012, 07:06 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Gene C - 12-11-2012, 10:13 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Mike B. - 12-12-2012, 06:04 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Rob Wick - 12-12-2012, 07:15 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Mike B. - 12-12-2012, 08:16 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - L Verge - 12-12-2012 08:06 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - L Verge - 12-12-2012, 08:28 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Rob Wick - 12-12-2012, 09:00 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Mike B. - 12-12-2012, 09:50 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Linda Anderson - 12-12-2012, 09:50 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Laurie Verge - 12-13-2012, 02:45 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Rob Wick - 12-13-2012, 06:27 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - L Verge - 12-13-2012, 07:02 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Rob Wick - 12-13-2012, 07:22 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - L Verge - 12-13-2012, 07:28 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Hess1865 - 12-13-2012, 08:16 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Mike B. - 12-14-2012, 08:14 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Rob Wick - 12-14-2012, 09:59 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Linda Anderson - 12-16-2012, 12:27 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Rob Wick - 12-16-2012, 01:38 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - LincolnMan - 12-16-2012, 01:43 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - My Name Is Kate - 12-21-2012, 12:11 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Gene C - 12-21-2012, 12:34 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Laurie Verge - 12-21-2012, 12:53 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Rob Wick - 12-21-2012, 01:35 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - My Name Is Kate - 12-21-2012, 02:52 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - RJNorton - 12-21-2012, 04:18 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Rob Wick - 12-21-2012, 05:54 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - My Name Is Kate - 12-21-2012, 05:04 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - My Name Is Kate - 12-21-2012, 08:23 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - My Name Is Kate - 12-21-2012, 09:54 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - J. Beckert - 12-21-2012, 10:30 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Mike B. - 12-22-2012, 10:05 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - My Name Is Kate - 12-24-2012, 02:32 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Liz Rosenthal - 12-25-2012, 02:06 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - My Name Is Kate - 12-25-2012, 08:32 PM
RE: Abrahams cussing - Mike B. - 12-25-2012, 09:03 PM

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