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someone on reddit pointed out that "him/his/he" should be added to this clarification. In the 2nd draft I'll say that these personal pronouns should only be capitalized when beginning a sentence.
Well.. unless you're in a B&D chat room where it's acceptable to use H/he S/she ... lol
I agree, the pronouns should not be treated specially just because they refer to a god or God.
I tend to follow the rule stated in the photo, except when I am here, when I almost never capitalize it.
There's an easier way, fuck being polite and just write it small. I always knew these rules but I do it out of spite.
Your god, namely god, can suck it.
By the way, the H/he S/she stuff is bullshit and only used by theists. Screw that too.
"There's an easier way..."
Why does there need to be an easier way? This is one of the least complicated rules in English grammar.
I never capitalize god. The only people I know personally who insist it's proper are Christians, and their god already has a name, Yahweh. I guess I just got sick of them trying to use it against me when I'd capitalize it, "Oh, so you do acknowledge that there is one true God!"
I capitalize God when referring to the fictitious being by name. I don't feel a need to lower-case Mickey Mouse, either. In our language, it's a substitute for Yahweh or Jehovah and thus should be capitalized. It's a convention. I capitalize Satan as well.
The purpose of language is to communicate and language really is little more than a set of conventions we learn in order to understand each other. What's the point of screwing with the conventions? Or should I say "Wtsh'a wercsngi tiwh vsncentionv eht piont fo?"
I prefer doG.
"OMG!", said Grandpa to my English gramma.
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