Reformed Theology How do you determine what is and isn't profanity?  Calvinism

How do you determine what is and isn’t profanity?

Reformed Theology How do you determine what is and isn't profanity?  Calvinism
How do you determine what is and isn’t profanity?

To be sure, I'm not saying that profanity is okay. I'm not asking if profanity is okay. But whenever I ask this question, people seem to think that's what I'm asking.

What determines whether a word is profane?

For example, regarding a certain 4-letter s-word, if I say, "This movie is s—," that is clearly profanity. But if I say, "This movie is the s—," even though it's the same word, the article makes it a compliment.

So what determines whether a word is profane? Is it inherent to the word? The context? The tone? The FCC? Culture?

To be sure, I’m not saying that profanity is okay. I’m not asking if profanity is okay. But whenever I ask this question, people seem to think that’s what I’m asking.What determines whether a word is profane?For example, regarding a certain 4-letter s-word, if I say, “This movie is s—,” that is clearly profanity. But if I say, “This movie is the s—,” even though it’s the same word, the article makes it a compliment.So what determines whether a word is profane? Is it inherent to the word? The context? The tone? The FCC? Culture?
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