Filipino kids now very good at cursing PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 13:27

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Train the child in the way that he should go, and he will never depart from it even when he grows old…” (Proverbs 22:6, the Holy Bible).

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FILIPINO KIDS NOW VERY GOOD AT CURSING: Brisk walking on busy thoroughfares in the metropolis on late afternoons as a way of shedding unwanted fat brings untold gems of everyday living, if only one’s eyes are opened wide enough and one’s ears are geared up for hearing good enough.

One particular gem—or gory detail, if you may—that hits me everyday is the facility with which very young Filipino kids utter invectives and profanities against one another, in public yet.

It is as if saying “p..ang ..a” or “h….t” or even “h…p ka”,  which easily translate into “your mother is a whore” or something to that effect, or uttering or displaying some other abuse against their fellow youngsters, has become a way of life for them.

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VULGAR AND PROFANE LANGUAGE OF PINOY KIDS: Surely, this kind of an attitude and way of talking are merely imitated—and I cannot help but think that the children who are vulgar and profane in their language have either been subjected to such indignities right in their own homes, or have not been properly taught by their parents, by their relatives, and even by their schools.

Do we want to remedy this malady? We should, unless we want our next generations to grow up with foul language in their mouths (and with foul language, bad character).

And the only way to do this is God’s way. In Ephesians 6:4 of the Bible, we are told: “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord…”

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WHAT TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN: What is the training and instruction of the Lord? We find this in Deuteronomy 6:4-9 of the Bible, which says, in part: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts…

Also: “… Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates…”

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