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God or G_D... click here to learn the difference

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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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Well I was wrong

I thought the use of G_D was one of hate and spite and such

Kinda like the use of XMAS instead of Christmas...

I didnt realize it was more than likely Jewish people using it...
as per their custom dictates...

Read below for some nice postings on the differences of God and G_D

Cool, I learned something


God Bless you all


except you Jews

G_D bless you!


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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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When I use GD it is for two words, not one. Get it? And yes I am trying not to offend others. If it weren't for the sensors I would have no problem typing it out.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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It is not idiotic to debate the existence of something that affects the lives of so many people in negative ways.

Now to the spelling, you may want to research why they spell it that way.

It isn't about offending anyone.

Do you know any Jews? It comes from the Jewish tradition of giving gods name reverence.

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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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perhaps some peoples personal beliefs dictate that the Lord's name not be written. lots of different cultures, different religions, customs, beliefs. they have theirs as you have yours. have a great day, and happy holidays to you too



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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I don't really care if someone writes G_d or God or god or whatever. To each his own.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:10 PM
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There are certain beliefs that do this, it is a custom of those religions that believe you are not to write or speak God's name.

It's not different than standing up for other cultural customs, which all *fair minded* people seem to rush to do. I wish folks here weren't so judgmental of things they don't understand.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:11 PM
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God's name isnt GOD...

It is...

Tetragrammaton

So i understand the whole reverence thing...

thats why the word GOD is used... instead of Tetragrammaton



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:14 PM
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Jewish tradition prohibits the writing or speaking Gods name (YHWH)....some today use that logic for the English spelling/translation so they use G-d, G_d or G!d.

Edit: to add or speaking
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:14 PM
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'God' is not the name of god.

YHVH is.

This thread is officially jew-approved!




posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:14 PM
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I know god isn't his name thats why I said it comes from that tradition.

Many Jews do not spell out the word god, it is not about offending anyone.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:15 PM
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I realize that but the motivation comes from the practice of not spelling out YHVH.

Not all jews do it but many do.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:18 PM
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This is your belief and I respect that>>>> Do you respect those of different beliefs?

The bottom line is no one can PROVE anything in this area. Everyone has faith in what THEY believe, this is not proof, in a general manner of speaking it is an opinion, nothing more.

For every argument you can put forth to *prove* your believe those of other faiths can put forth their *proof* you are wrong....

Respect is a simple thing....some have it, some work on it, some only respect people that agree with them.

I try to give everyone the respect I hope to receive. Seems simple enough.

Does is really matter if total strangers write in a way you do not agree with?



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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Do I respect the beliefs of others...

More than you will ever know



Does is really matter if total strangers write in a way you do not agree with?


I'll prolly sleep all the same tonight regardless



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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Who don't Jews want to spell out God?

I don't see the sin in it...



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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But I don't get it?

Seriously I don't?

God is but a title... not a name

I can respect their reverence to his name

Why not spell out the title?

"G-o-d"

How does this offend Jews?


Nevermind.... Poster below explained it
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posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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The Jewish people use G_D so that they do not take the name of God in vain accidentally. The word God or LORD is changed from YHWH in the Bible to avoid the same. The correct name of God is YHWH or Yahweh. YHWH literally translates four Ancient Hebrew Ideograms of Yod Hey Vav Hey. Each of these Hebrew letter stands for a word. The words are then read as, "Behold the Hand, Behold the Nail." Jesus is the LORD of the OT and NT.




posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:31 PM
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If you are upset that others don't have the same respect for your chosen religion as you, you are in for a lot of hurt. And there is nobody to blame for it except yourself.

But doG bless you anyway.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:31 PM
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apparently I was ignorant to Jewish Customs...

This thread needs a good kick in the can...

Care to delete?



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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It doesn't offend them. Its just a tradition that sprung from the practice of not writing out YHVH because of the possibility of it getting erased or destroyed after it is written down. It comes from a verse in Deuteronomy, I forget the chapter and verse.

Its just a tradition that some people carried over to god. Capital g god.



posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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Well I was wrong

I thought the use of G_D was one of hate and spite and such

Kinda like the use of XMAS instead of Christmas...

I didnt realize it was more than likely jews using it...
as per their custom dictates...

Cool, learned something

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