Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chuck Norris on Language

I love this quote: " I genuinely believe we can do better. I believe we must do better. We need to leave a better legacy of decency, civility and respect for future generations. I believe we need to give them our best, and our best must be more than justifying the use of derogatory language based upon cultural or racial relativity or even freedom of speech. If we're going to reverse negative trends among our youth, it's going to begin with us establishing a better model for them of how we treat and speak about others."  --Chuck Norris 

A few days ago I blogged about profanity.  Robin Lee Hatcher recently alerted me to this column by Chuck Norris (yes, the karate/Texas Ranger Chuck Norris) that's worth checking out.  

Yes, words have power.  And we should use them carefully.  

I've been working hard on the WIP, organizing another collaborative project with 200 novelists, and putting together a proposal for a devotional.  No wonder I'm still working at 9 p.m.!  

Today's photo:  a dog, not a living mop.  The Komondor is a purebred dog who happens to look like he wears dreadlocks.  :-)  Don't see many of those around!  



Mocha with Linda said...

Great article by Chuck Norris! I love his comment "When will we learn that just because we can say something doesn't mean we should?"

Brings to mind some other great instructions: "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." (Ephesians 4:29)

Are you SURE that dog doesn't have a second life as a janitor?!

Anonymous said...

Is there any wonder why Mike Huckabee had Norris on his team? I am not at all surprised with his response to the recent hysteria brought on by Jesse Jackson. Norris is quite articulate and an excellent spokesman for right living. Thx, Angie, for bringing this to our attention! Clyde

Lisa said...

You always share the best links! Great article.

SmilingSally said...

I read Chuck Norris' comments on Robin's blog and agree totally! We need to take a stand for polite language.

Yikes, that dog--could you imagine being the groomer!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a dog we saw on the street in San Francisco a couple years ago. It was at a sidewalk cafe. The owner had the dog tied to his chair. The dog could very well have been one of these but someone had braided the fur into long dred locks. Guess who had forgotten and left her camera back in the hotel room.
Patti G.