It does appear we're going in circles....so here goes again anyway:<quoted text>
I give up!
But I will try again. The nicknames CAN be spelled, and they CAN be spoken.
Pretend your name is Joe. I cant say or spell Joe. But I can call you Leroy. And I can spell out Leroy. Leroy is my term of endearment for Joe (i.e. my nickname for Joe).
1. We agree that God is a nickname.
2. We agree that it CAN be spelled and/or spoken.
My original question remains (and perhaps you cannot answer it, which I would gladly accept):
Several posters on this forum choose to NOT spell out the word God - they write G-d.
Why? I'm certain they speak the word on a regular basis.
This strikes me as inconsistent. Why "encrypt" one and not the other?
You've clearly indicated there is no rule such as this in the scripture/rulebook (as applies to nicknames for the deity). Correct?
I hope at the very least this clears up my question.....
(What do you think the Jamaican is up to on his Sabbath?)