Five things I learned about Christian readers and writers in the last two weeks:
1. For some there is a definite double standard applied to their reading. Apparently with general market/secular literature they can scan right over those foul, vulgar, lower standard words - not liking them but accepting them - but in Christian Fiction, they're all a no-go. A vehement castigating no, and some of the words they won't "allow" without protest don't offend all Christian readers.
2. They have a blind spot where those words are concerned. If an author or other readers defend them, they continue to cite scriptures (and other sources) about unwholesome (vulgar, etc.) language and offending people. They fail to see that some of their interpretations of said scriptures aren't shared by their brothers and sisters, concluding their viewpoints rate higher consideration while resenting being called legalistic.
3. They're vocal, persistent, and insistent even though reading a novel is a choice, not mandatory.
4. Some writers have no trouble surrendering potentially offensive words although they didn't include them to be offensive. In fact in most cases they didn't realize those words or circumstances would be considered offensive.
5. I don't get it.
God, you're the just judge. Thank you for that. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.