Biblical Whores And Comedic Restraints

I heard the word “whore” on TV the other night.  And I thought it was odd that you can say that, but not other offensive words.

I suppose the word wasn’t originally offensive though.  It was just like “hooker”.  But it has since become politically incorrect, at least.  Not that I’m totally against the word.  One of my most popular songs is called “Lying Cheating Whore”.  And I’m certainly no fan of overly obnoxious political correctness.

But it seemed odd to me that that word would get past the TV censors.  And it’s not the first time either.  But then I realized… aha… The word whore appears in the bible.  As many as 65 times, depending on which version you’re looking at.  And you can’t ban a word that’s in the bible, right?

But offensive words that aren’t in the bible are still a no-no.  On TV and on comedy stages everywhere.  Yep, we use them, but you’d be surprised how it’s frowned upon.

Maybe if the bible were a little different, we could get away with more and not draw ire.

“Now when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? And Jesus knew he was fucked.”

Phil Johnson

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