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Integrity Moments - Aug. 12, 2010

  • 2010 Aug 12


Filthy Language 
By: Rick Boxx
August 12, 2010

At least 34,000 workers will be cleaning up their language, according to the Wall Street Journal. Goldman Sachs issued a new policy to its employees requiring that they refrain from using foul language in their emails.

After a backlash from crude language used in a Senate hearing in April, Goldman Sachs has chosen to filter emails to prevent vulgar language from being sent, including asterisks used in place of words.

The Apostle Paul in Colossians 3:8 gave some direction on living a holy life. He said, "But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips."

Although many web posts have mocked Goldman Sachs' new policy, I believe cleaning up the dialogue in the marketplace is professionally and personally prudent.

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