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Indecent scripts / writing systems
« on: November 15, 2020, 03:48:21 PM »
Might be a stupid question, but...

As Catholics, is it ok to read and write using scripts that contain "indecent" characters?

Some of the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs are indecent (and at least one or two are explicitly pornographic). (For example, some of the hieroglyphs in Gardiner's D class depict breasts and male genitalia. And supposedly there's an older glyph, not seen very often, which graphically depicts sexual intercourse.)

Also, some Chinese characters are indecent. (For example, the character for "woman"--and especially the character for "mother"--depict shirtless women with breasts. Though with Chinese, the characters are more abstract looking, so it's not as noticeable.) But I believe Catholic missionaries have historically used the Chinese writing system when dealing with the Chinese? And Chinese Catholics to this day use Chinese characters in their everyday lives?

(For me, Egyptian hieroglyphs is a hobby. And I can focus my attention only the other glyphs, but an indecent glyph might always show up in an Egyptian text as well as in the dictionary. You never know.)
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Re: Indecent scripts / writing systems
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 05:50:29 PM »
You mean this?



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Re: Indecent scripts / writing systems
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 07:57:30 PM »
Yes.

However, it's actually a stylized pictogram of a kneeling woman with breasts. (Or, at least that's what scholars believe: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/女#Glyph_origin ) But since you can hardly make it out, I guess maybe it's ok?

The Egyptian hieroglyphics, on the other hand, are far more detailed. Like you can see everything clearly without even trying. (Not even going to post a link since it's kind of vulgar and I don't think we're supposed to be looking at it. Several hieroglyphs depict "parts of the body" such as the mouth and arm and eye and feet and stuff, and that's all fine... except that a few of these body parts happen to be breasts/private parts.)
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Re: Indecent scripts / writing systems
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 08:28:58 PM »


Still not seeing anything
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Re: Indecent scripts / writing systems
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 08:30:38 PM »
You need to get a girlfriend.
 

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Re: Indecent scripts / writing systems
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 09:55:18 PM »
There is nothing vulgar about the human body.

Aside from that I think you need help. Have you discussed your extreme scruples with a priest?
 

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Re: Indecent scripts / writing systems
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2020, 11:05:35 PM »
There is nothing vulgar about the human body.

Aside from that I think you need help. Have you discussed your extreme scruples with a priest?

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Re: Indecent scripts / writing systems
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 12:36:14 AM »
OP, you need to get married to quiet your concupiscence. Are you also concerned about how some trees look?