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Originally posted by fooffstarr
Ok. So it is basically a respect thing?
To avoid saying (typing) it on the forum you simply remove a letter. That way you still avoid the word as well as conveying what you mean.
I get that right?
Jews do not casually write any Name of God. ...Judaism does not prohibit writing the Name of God per se; it prohibits only erasing or defacing a Name of God. However, observant Jews avoid writing any Name of God casually because of the risk that the written Name might later be defaced, obliterated or destroyed accidentally or by one who does not know better. Normally, we avoid writing the Name by substituting letters or syllables, for example, writing "G-d" instead of "God."
Though not all religions take the same tack, and may allow you to toss such printed matter, most faiths have some written way of showing respect for the sacred. For example, many Christians capitalize "His" and "Him" when they refer to God or Jesus. When Muslims write the Prophet Muhammad's name, they usually follow it with the abbreviation (pbuh), meaning "Peace be upon him.