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Offline naemhni

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website [#2806]
« on: May 06, 2014, 06:10:38 AM »
I wrote to you quite a while back, praising your website, which I still do, and had to come
back to share your website with somebody today but in doing so, I saw, again, that you
capitalize the letter g in god which I wonder if I'm the only atheist who has contacted you
about this?  I strongly object to this and wish you would change this to the lower case
which is all I believe this word deserves as it is nothing more than a vocabulary word.

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Re: website [#2806]
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 04:37:26 PM »
God is the proper name for the fictional character. We don't neglect to capitalize Harry Potter's name.

God with a capital G is a specific character, god with a small g is any god character from Odin to Zeus to Shiva. Should we not capitalize their names either?

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Re: website [#2806]
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 04:46:26 PM »
"God" (capital "G") is most often used by two religious groups when referring to their specific deity:
Christians/Catholics/Mormons/Whatever (when referring to "YHWH")
Muslims ("Allah" literally translates to "God")

Given that the proper name for the christian/catholic/whatever god is "YHWH", I tend to ask such people, when they refer to their god as "God", if they're Muslims, before explaining what "Allah" means. I can also write about their god by calling it "Allah", rather than "God", as Allah is the only god worshiped nowadays whose name is, quite literally, "God".
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 11:22:11 PM »
If all it is is a "vocabulary word" than what does it really matter?

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 05:21:30 PM »
If all it is is a "vocabulary word" than what does it really matter?


I wish it were just a vocabulary word. Plenty of other words would be adequate substitutions. Like pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
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