Besides the fact that curse words are inappropriate, disrespectful, crude, hurtful, and un-Islamic, they are completely unoriginal and uncreative when it comes to describing feelings and situations.
It is a lazy man’s substitute for something perhaps greater and more profound but he opts to throw in a lovely curse word.
It is not “artistic” nor “creative” when one uses this vulgarity.
Art is about being specific and trying to create an exact meaning of things.
The curse words block any attempt for creativity to flourish.
People are unable to extract various interpretations of the art piece (movies, song lyrics, writings, etc.) when a vulgar word takes the stance of something meaningful.
The quality of the artistic expression is lost when it has been wrung through the cursing machine.
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Even fantasy creatures do not appreciate such lazy language and will fight to be expressed in a more profound manner…
Art gains its intrigue, originality, and creativity when the curse word is replaced with something more visual and better promotes understanding of the work.
For example, if one was to read about someone who just heard his wife got into an accident, he could replace the cursing the character might say with something significant.
Or the writer can illustrate an image of how much pain and shock the person is going through in his writing piece.
The quality wanes when cursing is involved in a could-be-masterpiece.
Don’t let cursing kill creativity.
What do you think…does cursing lessen the quality of art? Is it a lazy man’s substitute for something more enlightening? Why or why not?