I mean of course a man did, but seriously what wiseguy decided it would be funny to say things that he didn't mean? I wish that it wasn't a part of every day communication in America. Why can't we just say what we mean and mean what we say? We don't have to use sarcasm with everything we say, and we don't have to constantly belittle each other. Why is it the norm? Who said it was the way we should interact as Americans. I really don't understand it. It floods through every college campus in America, as well as being the way parents communicate to their children. That is not how it should be. Especially amongst Christians. Yea I know it sounds a bit conservative coming from me, but I'm serious. We should not be raising kids to be sarcastic. Sarcasm is not BIBLICAL. Again, also not saying that anything not explicitly allowed in the Bible should be outlawed, but seriously. I really don't think that God wants us to belittle or demean each other. I believe it is Ephesians 4
20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
29 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. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Specifically 29-32... Now yes, I do swear, definitely more than I should. I need to work on that, but seriously I think this talks as much about swearing as it does sarcasm.
My challenge to anyone reading this. Think about what we say and how we interact with others. Is being sarcastic truly loving? Think about how we could better serve our fellow man or woman.
That is all~