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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

My religion prohibits me from being profane, how can I tell my friends to stop swearing so that I am not influenced by their actions? You don't. You can't expect other people to follow your religion. ...
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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

My religion prohibits me from being profane, how can I tell my friends to stop swearing so that I am not influenced by their actions? Taking your personal beliefs and imposing it on your friends who ...
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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

Don't mention the religion Only let your friends know that you personally find their constant swearing disturbing. If they care, they will control it. To strangers, don't mention anything. Let them be....
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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

Most religion asks you to adhere to certain principals, some encourage you to proselytize... (encourage others to join your religion) The particular religious tradition I was raised in encouraged the ...
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Ways to deal with someone who uses expletives?

This is a tricky question, and one I deal with every day. Cussing is in every second sentence with most of the people I work with currently, and for the rest, it's in every sentence. Here are ...
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How to let people know I won't be offended by explicit talk?

A couple of years ago some friends and I played an absolutely NSFW knockoff version of Cards Against Humanity... if you've ever played CAH, you'll know that it's already pretty NSFW. This game, aptly ...
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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

As you can see from many other answers, giving a specifically religious (especially Christian) reason for a request is considered inappropriate in contemporary Western culture. Profanity, which used ...
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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

Your religious beliefs have absolutely no claim on others, not even your closest friends. It is really that simple. The belief that one's own religious beliefs should have any consequences at all ...
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Ways to deal with someone who uses expletives?

It often feels really awkward to ask somebody a favour, especially when you don't know them very well, but once you summon the courage to do it, it's not really so hard The key is to be polite and to ...
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Ways to deal with someone who uses expletives?

I "sugar-coated the pill." Early in my career, I remarked that "John Doe is a good guy, and he'd be a great guy if he would cut out the foul language." He didn't quite do so, but he "moderated" his ...
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How to let people know I won't be offended by explicit talk?

You can try showing your comfort with explicit topics by engaging in the conversations a bit more actively and/or enthusiastically, but since you don't necessarily want to talk about certain things ...
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How can I get the point across that what people are saying are swear words in English and is therefore offensive to me?

You really can't change an entire community that simply is not possible. Especially if swearing is acceptable to some degree in the community then you are really out of luck. If your problem is ...
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Is using profanity only around some people considered two faced?

A good question Showing respect for the feelings of others is very important. My kids swear with their friends, and not at home. It is about emotional expression and how they want to come across. ...
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Is using profanity only around some people considered two faced?

There is nothing two-faced about talking and acting appropriately to the situation. Think of a formal event, or of a children's party - it's not two-faced to watch your tongue in those situations, ...
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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

Ah, yes. That stage. I remember it quite well. I was exactly like this. I didn't like swearing, but my peers at school would also try and trick me into saying something like "shut up" - which was a ...
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Ways to deal with someone who uses expletives?

Often asking politely will bear fruit, especially if there's one or two people whose use of expletives is significantly higher than the norm in the environment. Addressing the religious portion of ...
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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

I remember saying as a young man, "X is a good guy and he'd be a great guy if he'd cut out the foul language." He didn't quite do so, but he did "moderate" his language." Your approach will differ ...
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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

I don't really like it when others swear. I myself don't swear. That said, unless something someone else says is especially frustrating to me (i.e., I don't call out some of the more minor uses of ...
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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

(Just a little hint: not everyone knows what "8th grade" is, so giving your age would be more useful. I assume you are around 14 or 15 years old.) how can I tell my friends to stop swearing You ...
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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

I think it is more about profanities being thrown around which makes you uncomfortable and in general throwing profanities makes many people (including me) uncomfortable and offended. When I was in ...
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Is using profanity only around some people considered two faced?

I have several friends who are Preacher's Kids. Needless to say, they watch their language around their parents. Yet they can weave a colorful tapestry of profanity that would hang out over Lake ...
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How to tell friends something goes against my religion?

I work in a situation very similar to your school situation. When I first joined the job, it was the case for a couple employees in particular that every second sentence contained a swear word. The ...
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