I was reading in a post a few weeks back and someone stated that "gossip" can be good. When I looked up gossip in the dictionary it said...
Gossip: 1.idle talk or rumor about others' private affairs. (www.dictionary.com)
Now just because I know "idle" can be challenged, idle means
Idle: 1. not active
So with that understanding can there be a such thing as good gossip and if so why does scripture say gossip is a bad thing?
*I don't want to "ARGUE" anyone views or opinions because I believe you can't. I would just like an answer*
All the ladies that have made commits thus far I respect your opinions. Now some of them I don't agree with but I respect them non the less. I still don't understand how you can take the defintion up above (gossip) and make it mean something different than what it is... are we then letting the word above stand it's true meaning or are we changing it to accomodate us? If so are we not doing that with the scriptures in the bible as well?
No there isn't, because gossip is never accurate. Every time it is repeated it becomes further embellished, meaning it bears little resemblance to the original rumour (which probably wasn't accurate to begin with).
Answer by beeky at 1:54 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:35 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
Answer by misses_nick at 12:25 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
I guess if you want to use the exact definition of gossip, then no, it isn't good. But if you are using the term gossip loosely then I would say yes. I have a large group of friends and we "gossip" about each other. We spread the news when someone is pregnant, gets a new job, meets a new guy, and no one considers it a bad thing.....
Answer by skittles1108 at 12:28 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
Answer by khf22 at 12:25 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:34 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
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Answer by older at 1:04 PM on Jan. 14, 2011
Answer by NYMOM12 at 1:51 PM on Jan. 14, 2011