Do you know how to never offend anyone with what you say? It’s simple. Never talk about religion, politics, or cats. The one exception is that in most circles is that it is okay to criticize Christianity, but not other religions. Avoid attempts at humor at all cost. It is acceptable to laugh at anything crude, but don’t “force” your morality on anyone else. The phrase for today is “political correctness.” If you are new to the game of PC, let me help.
We don’t “man” an office or position. We “person” it. We don’t allow our children to play Cowboys and Indians. They are to play Cowpersons and Native Americans. As Vice President Al Gore taught us, “My mother always made it clear to my mister and me that men and women were equal, if not more so.”
You have your assignment. May all mankind and womankind strive for equality, if not “more so.” Strive for non-offensive, non-controversial speech in everything you say. But if it is political correctness you want, you may want to avoid the Scriptures. The Scriptures are all about truth, whether it stings or not.
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight” (Psalm 19:14).