Farewell
Lincoln

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#184 Mar 21, 2013
his wife noticed
he had
a small "g"
on the wedding night

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#185 Mar 21, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>I see what you mean.
http://judaism.about.com/od/judaismbasics/a/W...
I also thought that the nuns who taught me at primary school capitalised god in order to emphasise that we were supposed to take an Abrahamic god seriously and not consider it with the same detachment and objectivity as other gods.
However, I think most people dispense with the capitalisation for the sake of good and consistent written English. After all, one wouldn't write of Greek Gods. It is Greek gods. Gods in general aren't capitalised and there is no particular reason for a non-believer to capitalise the Abrahamic god(s). That is why I suggested it is more correct to describe such capitalisations as a convention amongst believers, i.e. religionists and people of religious faith.
That is a most reasonable approach.

Alas, no truly religious person is reasonable.

:)

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#186 Mar 21, 2013
I use a capital g when the word is used as a proper name, i.e., when it refers to the god also referred to as Jehovah, Yahweh, YHWH, or even Jah. Otherwise, I use lower case. I capitalize the Bible when it is a book title just as I do The Lord of the Rings, but I don't when it is used in other grammatical positions as in "bible verses" or "biblical prophecy." For me, writing is about clarity, not ideology. Except for artistry, I try to write in standard English so as not to confuse readers.

But that's just me. It's not the only approach to writing.

Since: Mar 11

Scottsburg, IN

#187 Mar 21, 2013
But when someone days god they are not always referring to the Abrahamic god. My friend Eric says god but is referring to Thor. I have a buddy Wendy who says god but is referring to Horus. The capitalize the g but are not discussing the Abrahamic god.

Trying to mass appeal to Christians and Jews by showing Yahweh and Jesus this respect of God we are being insulting to those who say God is another. I see no reason to do this at all.
NightSerf wrote:
I use a capital g when the word is used as a proper name, i.e., when it refers to the god also referred to as Jehovah, Yahweh, YHWH, or even Jah. Otherwise, I use lower case. I capitalize the Bible when it is a book title just as I do The Lord of the Rings, but I don't when it is used in other grammatical positions as in "bible verses" or "biblical prophecy." For me, writing is about clarity, not ideology. Except for artistry, I try to write in standard English so as not to confuse readers.

But that's just me. It's not the only approach to writing.

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#188 Mar 21, 2013
Mikko wrote:
<quoted text>i do not agree with cline
Big deal

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#189 Mar 21, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Neither do I-- using the little g brings out the true character of these people so very well.
It matches you little iq.

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#190 Mar 21, 2013
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>The Bible isn't short of coprophiliac scriptures.

I'm sure you know them all off by heart.
I like the one where a wooden puppet turns into a jack ass.

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#191 Mar 21, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>There's nothing juvenile about spelling god with a small g and no disrespect is implied. Capitalising the word 'god' is a convention amongst religionists and people of religious faith. It simply appears incorrect in the eyes of non-believers, that's all.
Nope! You are wrong, it is incorrect English.

"Indeed, it would be rather juvenile to misspell God simply in order to insult theists. If such an atheist had so little respect for another person, why even waste the time writing to them in the first place, much less deliberately trying to hurt them at the same time? While that may actually be the case with some atheists who write the word 'god' with a lowercase 'g,' "

http://atheism.about.com/od/doesgodexist/a/ca...

"The use of capitalization, as for a proper noun, has persisted to disambiguate the concept of a singular God, specifically the Christian God, from pagan deities for which lower case god has continued to be applied, mirroring the use of Latin deus. Pronouns referring to God are also often capitalized and are traditionally in the masculine gender, i.e. "He", "Him", "His" etc.[12][13] However, some people have referred to God in feminine terms, such as "She" and "Her". "

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_ (word)

"god-– Lowercase this when used as a prefix. Examples: godchild, goddaughter, godfather, godlike, godliness, godmother, godsend, godson, godspeed. Do not hyphenate
gods and goddesses – Capitalize God and similar names of the deity of a monotheistic religion: Allah, God, God the Father, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Jehovah, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, the Son of God, the Son of Man, Yahweh. Lowercase the personal pronouns he, him, thee, they, thou, who, whose, in references to monotheistic deities. Lowercase gods and goddesses in references to the deities of polytheistic religions, but capitalize formal names."

http://www.gcsu.edu/communications/g.htm

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#192 Mar 21, 2013
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>I see it as akin to those particular believers that can't actully bring themselves to spell the word 'god'. Instead the spell it "G-D"
What?

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#193 Mar 21, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>That is a most reasonable approach.

Alas, no truly religious person is reasonable.

:)
"no particular reason for a non-believer to capitalise the Abrahamic god"

Yes there is. Because Abrahamic god name is also considered to be God.

Langoliers

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#194 Mar 21, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
I use a capital g when the word is used as a proper name, i.e., when it refers to the god also referred to as Jehovah, Yahweh, YHWH, or even Jah. Otherwise, I use lower case. I capitalize the Bible when it is a book title just as I do The Lord of the Rings, but I don't when it is used in other grammatical positions as in "bible verses" or "biblical prophecy." For me, writing is about clarity, not ideology. Except for artistry, I try to write in standard English so as not to confuse readers.

But that's just me. It's not the only approach to writing.
Yes that's the point the God of the Bible goes by the name "God"

"Capitalize God and similar names of the deity"

"Indeed, it would be rather juvenile to misspell God simply in order to insult theists. If such an atheist had so little respect for another person, why even waste the time writing to them in the first place, much less deliberately trying to hurt them at the same time? While that may actually be the case with some atheists who write the word 'god' with a lowercase 'g,' "

http://atheism.about.com/od/doesgodexist/a/ca...

"The use of capitalization, as for a proper noun, has persisted to disambiguate the concept of a singular God, specifically the Christian God, from pagan deities for which lower case god has continued to be applied, mirroring the use of Latin deus. Pronouns referring to God are also often capitalized and are traditionally in the masculine gender, i.e. "He", "Him", "His" etc.[12][13] However, some people have referred to God in feminine terms, such as "She" and "Her". "

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_ (word)

"god-– Lowercase this when used as a prefix. Examples: godchild, goddaughter, godfather, godlike, godliness, godmother, godsend, godson, godspeed. Do not hyphenate
gods and goddesses – Capitalize God and similar names of the deity of a monotheistic religion: Allah, God, God the Father, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Jehovah, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, the Son of God, the Son of Man, Yahweh. Lowercase the personal pronouns he, him, thee, they, thou, who, whose, in references to monotheistic deities. Lowercase gods and goddesses in references to the deities of polytheistic religions, but capitalize God.

http://www.gcsu.edu/communications/g.htm

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#195 Mar 21, 2013
Givemeliberty wrote:
<quoted text>But when someone days god they are not always referring to the Abrahamic god. My friend Eric says god but is referring to Thor. I have a buddy Wendy who says god but is referring to Horus. The capitalize the g but are not discussing the Abrahamic god.

Trying to mass appeal to Christians and Jews by showing Yahweh and Jesus this respect of God we are being insulting to those who say God is another. I see no reason to do this at all.
You have posted many time this "the god of the buybull"

So you lie. We all know it. Your words are worthless like used TP.

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#196 Mar 21, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
It matches you little iq.
Jealous much? Yes...yes you are.

LOL!

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#197 Mar 21, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes there is. Because Abrahamic god name is also considered to be God.
Only if you are brain-dead and/or foolish.

You? You are obviously both.

I'll continue to spell it "g"-o-d mostly because it pisses YOU off so very, very much.

LOL!

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#198 Mar 21, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
I like the one where a wooden puppet turns into a jack ass.
You speaking of your personal family history, now?

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#199 Mar 21, 2013
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
You have posted many time this "the god of the buybull"
So you lie. We all know it. Your words are worthless like used TP.
Thanks!

You just proved my post:
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
That is a most reasonable approach.
Alas, no truly religious person is reasonable.
:)

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#200 Mar 21, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Jealous much? Yes...yes you are.

LOL!
Why that matches your tiny iq again.
Talk about DUMB!

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#201 Mar 21, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Only if you are brain-dead and/or foolish.

You? You are obviously both.

I'll continue to spell it "g"-o-d mostly because it pisses YOU off so very, very much.

LOL!
Oh I know!

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#202 Mar 21, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>You speaking of your personal family history, now?
Let me think...... Ummm......

Nope, I was as you know referring to the azz that uses a wooden puppet as his likeness, it's very fitting.

Yours should just be a blank!

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#203 Mar 21, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks!

You just proved my post:

Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote, "<quoted text>
That is a most reasonable approach.
Alas, no truly religious person is reasonable.
:) "
You couldn't post anything correct if your life depended on it.

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