As I read through the many interesting posts I see some people spell god with a capital "g" and some with a lower case "g". Perhaps trivial at first glance but I am curious to know if this is intentional and why.
I used to be a catholic when i was a kid up until 8-9 ish and even then I knew bible study was worthless but from what I can remember is, god as the creator and all powerful being must always have his name capitalized even when it refers to god as "Him" or "He" or "His" to exemplify his magnificence. Of course NONE of this was even in the bible it was just some grammatical rule they came up with. :/
This is the same for me. If you read it, the god of the bible doesn't deserve the respect of a captital letter. Other dead gods don't deserve a capital as they have been proven as myth such as a fairy.
That is also my reason. Names such as catholics,muslims,etc. are also spelled with a lower case,as they are just words to me as well.
Intersting,Fire Fox says catholics with a small "c" is ok,but muslem's with a small 'm" is misspelled.
That's because there are different usages for the word "catholic." Capitalized, it refers to a denomination or branch of christianity, e.g., the Roman Catholic church. Lower case, it refers to the "universal" church, as in the Nicene Creed: "we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church."
I consider "God" (with a capital 'G') to be the proper name specific to the Christian deity (in the same vain as Yahweh, Jesus, Elohim, etc.). On the other hand, "god" (lowercase) is used when referring to deities in general. If you are referring to a specific character, regardless of whether the character is fictional, a capital letter should be used for the name. If you were writing a review of "Lord of the Rings", you would capitalize the name "Frodo", but the term "hobbits" would not be capitalized.
I capitalize God in the abrahamic religion because God in this case is a proper noun. I don't give special capitalization of the words him or he which is the normal practice among christians. Note that I didn't capitalize christian. Lord I would probalby use lower case as well.
I capitalize the 'g' because it's someone's name (or nickname maybe), even though that someone does not happen to exist. Like, I use a capital 'g' when referring to the god known as God. Now, capitalizing the 'h' in he or him doesn't make much sense for a nonbeliever but capitalizing the g makes sense. Kind of like how I use a lower case 'm' in "mom" when I say, "My mom said..." but I would use an upper case 'm' if I were to say, "I was talking to Mom..."