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Y'all stop it now.
I like the creative use of language even when it bends grammar rules, but I don't like having to decipher lazy or careless scribblers. My gramma's far from Perfect, but Perfect is always trying to be an exclusive dog ma, and I don't mean Dog Ma, Gramma, but bitchin', right Dog?
Fictional Character Names get capitalized. Period!
Otherwise it's mickey mouse, betty crocker, visnu, and the silver surfer. And we can't have that, can we?
How dense can you get? How many ways to I have to say it? I don't give a flying fuck how you do or don't capitalize God. I capitalize for several reasons, including grammar. You can not capitalize for any reason you like. It doesn't matter to me. Do your own thing. Different strokes for different folks. To each his own. etc. etc. etc.
Don't sweat the petty things.
And don't pet the sweaty things.
It brings up the subject "Why is God called God instead of being a named being who happened to be a god?"
Surely it's another part of the control mechanism of christianity to debunk or dilute all other gods.
Imagining what a Christian might say, "Because I don't call my father 'Herb.' I call him 'Dad.'"
@Atheist Exile no, I wasn't picking you out in particular.
Grammar seems to me to inherit as much credibility and enforcement (and sometimes, fanaticism) as dogma. About 1-1/2 years ago I started a wordy discussion here at TA trying to explain this without causing readers to add their emotions to it. I want to re-write it before posting a link here because it's too long, and it looks disorganized after some members deleted all of their TA posts when they quit TA.
Summary: The enforcement of strict rules for language is probably a vestigial, psychological urge that was most useful way back when we humans were evolving languages. It's not just "grammar nazis" that push the rules so hard, but any culture or subculture that evolves its own language variations, especially adolescents. Many humans make fun of others who speak differently, because of a built-in, emotionally-based urge to speak "appropriately" among peers. The enforcement of vocabulary and grammar rules was essential when humans were first developing language, but it's used too often now as an ad hom weapon, even as our language is now orders of magnitude more developed and effective than it was when it first evolved.
Although what I'm saying is related to Andrew's topic, I don't want to take his discussion off course. Y'all go ahead and continue to express yourselves honestly! When I repost my dissident pov, I'll provide a link somewhere.
The reason for lowercase "g", the theist assert talking about god, means it's real. Using a G infers respect for their faith, hence the lowercase to show a complete disregard for their belief system.
@G. Michael Williams
Atheism as a hate group rather than defenders of reason.
@Unseen, when I deny another human rights for their delusion, you may call it hate. Not respecting something that deserves no respect is reasonable.
Your problem is the problem of all radicals: you're more concerned with pleasing yourself than accomplishing anything.
@Unseen, Atheists played nice for 100's of years....the churches have dominated much of society. The Anti-Theists have been banging drums for about 15 years and Reason is gaining momentum at unprecedented rates. Being a sweetheart and respecting everyone is often referred to as a doormat for those with strong opinions and convictions.
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