[ A David Psalm ] God, get me out of here, away from this evil; protect me from these vicious people. .. They practice the sharp rhetoric of hate and hurt, speak venomous words that maim and kill.” Psalm 140:1,3,4
According to Merriam Webster, the term “politically correct” simply defined means “agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.” This term goes back to 1936, but today has become an excuse for people who have a difficult time controlling their tongue. We hear this when people intently choose to speak whatever they wish by giving themselves permission to be rude or insulting however and whenever.
I call this verbal bullying. Everyone has a choice of how to speak–offend or to speak firmly but respectfully. In my opinion, using non-politically correct language for shock value or to gain attention is childish. I read many comments on Facebook and social media posts. The hatred I read blows my mind. Why does one need to hate a leader instead of his/her policies or hate the sinner instead of the sin?
When I listen to little children, I can’t help but wonder how many of these innocent children will grow up to be full of hatred. Perhaps this where we need to begin in order to have peace in the world.
“God, keep me out of the clutch of these wicked ones, protect me from these vicious people.” Amen. [Psalm 140:5]