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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: Wrabbit2000
Wow, totally different world to the pretty much godless watersport society I live in on the coast of South West England.
Thanks for the replies (everyone) so far, this is really a question topic for me and as one who does not believe in gods I won't be replying in opposition to anyone really, I'm just trying to understand how deep the faith goes to drop an 'o' when referring to G-d.
I may not be as industrious with my thread management in this topic because the views of believers in this case are more important than my opinion of the belief, so please do share your thoughts on presenting the written name of your particular god and I am sure to gain some new understanding. Thanks to all again in advance.
originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: ketsuko
Would a person who writes G-d consider themself respectfully superior to one who writes God?
Would such a person then perhaps think that their choice of dropping the 'o' provides some benefit or extra benevolance from their god because they didn't use all the letters?
originally posted by: ParanoidAmerican
a reply to: Akragon
I would say God (capitalized) is the Anglican name for the Creator, like Allah, Yahweh, or Jah. As stated God's 'true' name is unpronounceable.
originally posted by: jmdewey60
I think it is Christians trying to seem "Jewish" somehow, as if this gives them brownie points with God, or they can just feel superior to people around them who do not follow this practice.
originally posted by: hellobruce
The "O" key on their keyboard is faulty?
originally posted by: Skyfloating
In some traditions the NAME of God is not allowed to be spoken, so this is a ridiculous modern "evasion" of that, even though the ancient name of God was not God.
And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the Children of Israel, YHWH God of your fathers ... hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. (Exodus 3:15)
The translators of the King James Bible replaced God's name with an ALL CAPS TITLE. The name for God, "YHWH" (Hebrew word #3068] originally appeared in the Old Testament texts 6,519 times, being printed YH, YW, YHW, and YHH also! But God's name was replaced, at some point in history, with a title. When you see the word "GOD" or "LORD" in all capital letters in the King James Bible, it means this was where the name for God, "YHWH," originally appeared in the Hebrew texts.
The primary reason for the use of LORD in place of God's Hebrew name is to follow the tradition of the Israelites in not pronouncing or spelling out God's name. So, when God's Hebrew name "YHWH" is used in the Old Testament, English translations usually use "LORD" in all caps or small caps. Also, since ancient Hebrew did not use vowels in its written form, it is not entirely clear how God's name should be spelled or pronounced. It could be Yahweh, or Jehovah, or Yehowah, or something else.
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I am using my powers of mind reading.
I remain curious as to the particular reason they may feel typing 'God' is somehow less than respectful though.