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Title: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Dakota Bob on June 04, 2013, 05:30:25 am
He's actually really upset about it (http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2013/06/03/the-word-god-should-always-be-capitalised/)

TL;DR: whiny baby throws hissy fit in article, goes to Twitter to continue said hissy fit, tries to claim catholic opreshun (https://twitter.com/ALucieSmith/status/341529629296824320)
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 04, 2013, 05:57:45 am
Dear goddess above. What a condescending piece of trash article.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 04, 2013, 06:06:08 am
And not a single shit was given.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 04, 2013, 06:44:21 am
Considering "god" isn't even his name, but what he is, I see no need to capitalize it.

Also I haven't even bothered reading the link.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Sleepy on June 04, 2013, 07:12:55 am
I stopped capitalizing it out of disrespect more than anything. Not to those who are religious, but to the depiction of a raging asshole god.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Søren on June 04, 2013, 07:46:00 am
I dont capitalize because....what the fuck do i care?
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: mellenORL on June 04, 2013, 10:37:43 am
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because when we use the word ‘God’ it stands for a person.

No. Not even according to conservative theology, God is not a person, not a mortal, not at all. And I "capitalized" the "g" there for the sake of nothing, which is what God is.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Rabbit of Caerbannog on June 04, 2013, 10:48:36 am
god, what a whiny, pretentious douchenozzle.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Her3tiK on June 04, 2013, 11:25:26 am
Did anyone else tune out after "Catholic annoyed"?

Cuz that takes so much fucking effort to achieve...
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Barbarella on June 04, 2013, 11:38:36 am
Yeesh! Annoyed over nothing!

I may capitalize the "G" in "God" but to me, "God" is just a general term for "The Supreme Being" rather than "The Big Abrahamic Guy In The Sky". I use both capitalized & non-capitalized. In the big scheme of things it's small potatoes. Often I'll spell it "Godde" to make it more androgynous. Of course, I simply just write "Deity" and leave it at that.

This guy who wrote the article would have a conniption over soggy cornflakes and that small hole that appeared in his sock.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Sigmaleph on June 04, 2013, 03:33:33 pm
I capitalize God when talking about the specific Judeo-Christian deity, lowercase when speaking about the concept ("Zeus was a Greek god"). This is less out of respect than the fact it just happens to be a proper noun, and my brain is annoying about that.

I refuse to capitalise "him" when referring to God, though, because fucker doesn't deserve special grammar. I also find the insistence that God be referred to by male pronouns hilarious.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 04, 2013, 03:46:41 pm
god, what a whiny, pretentious douchenozzle.

I see what you did there.

And I approve.

I capitalize God when talking about the specific Judeo-Christian deity, lowercase when speaking about the concept ("Zeus was a Greek god"). This is less out of respect than the fact it just happens to be a proper noun, and my brain is annoying about that.

I refuse to capitalise "him" when referring to God, though, because fucker doesn't deserve special grammar. I also find the insistence that God be referred to by male pronouns hilarious.

They say that YHWH created Man in his own image.  Then created woman from man.  In short, that's probably their justification for the insistence on God being the protomale, and thus why they believe men are superior to women, for those sexist fucknuggets.

That being said, the fact that they insist on him being male, and absolute insist that using the feminine gender is heretical... makes me believe that YHWH, as they see him, was created in their image...

A fact which I'm sure a lot of people here quite wholeheartedly already believe.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: TheUnknown on June 04, 2013, 04:13:41 pm
god, what a whiny, pretentious douchenozzle.

I see what you did there.

And I approve.

I capitalize God when talking about the specific Judeo-Christian deity, lowercase when speaking about the concept ("Zeus was a Greek god"). This is less out of respect than the fact it just happens to be a proper noun, and my brain is annoying about that.

I refuse to capitalise "him" when referring to God, though, because fucker doesn't deserve special grammar. I also find the insistence that God be referred to by male pronouns hilarious.

They say that YHWH created Man in his own image.  Then created woman from man.  In short, that's probably their justification for the insistence on God being the protomale, and thus why they believe men are superior to women, for those sexist fucknuggets.

That being said, the fact that they insist on him being male, and absolute insist that using the feminine gender is heretical... makes me believe that YHWH, as they see him, was created in their image...

A fact which I'm sure a lot of people here quite wholeheartedly already believe.

"God is this terribly enormous omnipotent being, beyond the realm of human comprehension.  We can't even begin to hope to understand Him, and our human minds can never grasp His true form.  But we're definitely sure He has a penis."
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Old Viking on June 04, 2013, 04:52:28 pm
Is this issue of concern to god/God?  As much, say, as the sexual activities of homo sapiens ?
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: wrightway on June 04, 2013, 05:11:54 pm
Pretty sure god, if there is a god, doesn't give a flying horse fuck about what annoys his toys.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on June 04, 2013, 05:12:56 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m934gwoqoT1qcddv9.gif)
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: JohnE on June 04, 2013, 06:47:07 pm
I capitalize God when talking about the specific Judeo-Christian deity, lowercase when speaking about the concept ("Zeus was a Greek god"). This is less out of respect than the fact it just happens to be a proper noun, and my brain is annoying about that.
I do exactly the same.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Meshakhad on June 04, 2013, 08:43:02 pm
I consider this more of a grammatical issue. "G-d" is a proper noun, like "Great Cthulhu" or "Meshakhad" or "Andrew Schafly", whereas "god" is a noun.

I mean, He obviously doesn't care a whole lot about it. Otherwise, when He gave us His laws, He would have chosen a language that HAD capital letters!

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: gomer21xx on June 05, 2013, 10:17:03 am
He's actually really upset about it (http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2013/06/03/the-word-god-should-always-be-capitalised/)

TL;DR: whiny baby throws hissy fit in article, goes to Twitter to continue said hissy fit, tries to claim catholic opreshun (https://twitter.com/ALucieSmith/status/341529629296824320)

My response to that whiner?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bijbF3gkNk
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: chitoryu12 on June 07, 2013, 08:00:14 pm
Dear goddess above. What a condescending piece of trash article.

*Goddess
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Lithp on June 07, 2013, 10:20:26 pm
You know, it's interesting, often times my comments will not go through on Fundie articles, even though there are plenty of other skeptics. Often, I wonder if it's just my computer, or if they only allow a token amount of skepticism through.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 07, 2013, 10:42:13 pm
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I am reading at present a fine novel by a writer I admire, and whom, for that reason, I will not mention by name. But this novel has an irritating feature. The word ‘God’ appears throughout as ‘god’.

(http://media.tumblr.com/f8497315f6b0ab8d4c2694c9f55cdfd5/tumblr_inline_mnttv5znhY1qz4rgp.gif)
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Lithp on June 07, 2013, 11:13:08 pm
How can he like the book or the author if atheism/heresy "can't produce anything beautiful because it's barren"?
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Iczerfour on June 08, 2013, 02:51:48 am
I do not capitalize the word "god" because i see no point in capitalizing it..
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Tolpuddle Martyr on June 08, 2013, 07:11:23 am
There are internet tantrums over bad grammar and then there is this!
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: R. U. Sirius on June 08, 2013, 11:17:04 am
i, for one, think we should do away with the capital/lowercase letter system entirely. to that end, i will be typing without capitals from now on. suck it, annoyed catholic writer!

(I keed, I keed)
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Caitshidhe on June 08, 2013, 01:30:17 pm
It must be wonderful to be a priest and not concerned with world hunger, war, poverty, abuse of the innocent, or a worldwide child sex abuse scandal so you can concern yourself with whether or not people capitalize the world you use for your imaginary friend of choice.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 08, 2013, 02:06:07 pm
Dear goddess above. What a condescending piece of trash article.

*Goddess

I will hurt you.

Quote
I am reading at present a fine novel by a writer I admire, and whom, for that reason, I will not mention by name. But this novel has an irritating feature. The word ‘God’ appears throughout as ‘god’.

(http://media.tumblr.com/f8497315f6b0ab8d4c2694c9f55cdfd5/tumblr_inline_mnttv5znhY1qz4rgp.gif)

Saving the gif and remembering I need to get back to Doctor Who.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: majingojira on June 08, 2013, 07:34:42 pm
On a possibly related hypocritical note, many Christians will refuse to capitalize the name "Satan," or "Lucifer" in defiance of the rules of grammar, stating some nonsense he doesn't deserve the respect. Even when they write novels or books on theology, they will write "satan" in all lower-case.

Capitalization does not equal respect, you morons.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: ironbite on June 08, 2013, 07:53:41 pm
It must be wonderful to be a priest and not concerned with world hunger, war, poverty, abuse of the innocent, or a worldwide child sex abuse scandal so you can concern yourself with whether or not people capitalize the world you use for your imaginary friend of choice.

But Cait...don't you know that capitalizing the g in god means something to someone...SOMEWHERE!?

Ironbite-my gods...IT'S A CATASTROPHE the fuck was I doing again?
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Sigmaleph on June 08, 2013, 11:17:01 pm
On a possibly related hypocritical note, many Christians will refuse to capitalize the name "Satan," or "Lucifer" in defiance of the rules of grammar, stating some nonsense he doesn't deserve the respect. Even when they write novels or books on theology, they will write "satan" in all lower-case.

Capitalization does not equal respect, you morons.

In some genres of fiction, there's a convention that characters who have been brain-washed or otherwise lose a sense of self refer to themselves always in lowercase, doing things like spelling "I" as "i" in their dialogue.


Things I learned reading hypnofetish porn, part six.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Askold on June 08, 2013, 11:53:03 pm
On a possibly related hypocritical note, many Christians will refuse to capitalize the name "Satan," or "Lucifer" in defiance of the rules of grammar, stating some nonsense he doesn't deserve the respect. Even when they write novels or books on theology, they will write "satan" in all lower-case.

Capitalization does not equal respect, you morons.

In some genres of fiction, there's a convention that characters who have been brain-washed or otherwise lose a sense of self refer to themselves always in lowercase, doing things like spelling "I" as "i" in their dialogue.


Things I learned reading hypnofetish porn, part six.

Dialogue? Do they pronounce it as a lowercase "i" or is it only when they are sending text messages and such?
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Sigmaleph on June 09, 2013, 01:54:16 am
Sometimes it's supposed to be pronounced differently (how, I have no idea), but typically it's just a thing for the reader to notice.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 09, 2013, 05:39:58 pm
I guess the idea is that someone who is brainwashed or under mind control or something loses all sense of self.

It might be something that's intended to come across as a little form of body/vocal language (or lack thereof).  Like... when someone said "i" instead of "I", it has less emphasis placed on it somehow when spoken.

I dunno.  All I know is... this is my first time hearing about that phenomena.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 09, 2013, 06:59:03 pm
I guess the idea is that someone who is brainwashed or under mind control or something loses all sense of self.

It might be something that's intended to come across as a little form of body/vocal language (or lack thereof).  Like... when someone said "i" instead of "I", it has less emphasis placed on it somehow when spoken.

I dunno.  All I know is... this is my first time hearing about that phenomena.

Anthem got around that by using 'we'.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Yla on June 10, 2013, 04:48:34 am
Do you write Zeus, or zeus?
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: chitoryu12 on June 10, 2013, 05:06:47 am
Do you write Zeus, or zeus?

Not really the same. God isn't a proper name any more than my name is Human.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Itachirumon on June 10, 2013, 09:48:23 am
On a possibly related hypocritical note, many Christians will refuse to capitalize the name "Satan," or "Lucifer" in defiance of the rules of grammar, stating some nonsense he doesn't deserve the respect. Even when they write novels or books on theology, they will write "satan" in all lower-case.

Capitalization does not equal respect, you morons.

In some genres of fiction, there's a convention that characters who have been brain-washed or otherwise lose a sense of self refer to themselves always in lowercase, doing things like spelling "I" as "i" in their dialogue.


Things I learned reading hypnofetish porn, part six.

We have so much to discuss....
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: mythbuster43 on June 10, 2013, 01:08:57 pm
You know, in the 1840s, Catholics actually had to deal with severe discrimination and even violence in this country just because they weren't Protestant. They're doing pretty well in America today, all things considered. really, they should pull the sticks out of their asses.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Iconic Komodo Dragon on June 12, 2013, 11:49:41 pm
What an idiot, god is simply an arbitrary concept.

Also #butthurt
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: SpaceProg on June 13, 2013, 12:01:11 pm
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I am reading at present a fine novel by a writer I admire, and whom, for that reason, I will not mention by name. But this novel has an irritating feature. The word ‘God’ appears throughout as ‘god’.

(http://media.tumblr.com/f8497315f6b0ab8d4c2694c9f55cdfd5/tumblr_inline_mnttv5znhY1qz4rgp.gif)

I love you.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Arctic Knight on June 24, 2013, 08:50:55 pm
"God" is a title, not a name.  The general rule for titles is that they are no capitalized unless they begin a sentence or they are used in conjunction with a name.  For Example, the word "mayor" would not be capitalized in this instance, "John is the mayor of the city," because it is not joined to the name John.  However, in this case, "He is Mayor John," mayor is capitalized because it is joined to the name.  "Obama is president," vs. "He is President Obama."

I generally don't capitalize "god" for the very reason stated above.  Also, because i do not know what kind of genitalia god has, and because I have been told god does not have any sex organs, I will often use the gender neutral pronoun "it" in reference to god.  If someone tells me their god has a penis, then I'll use the masculine pronoun "he."
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Jack Mann on June 26, 2013, 09:50:26 am
I generally consider God to be a proper noun.  I capitalize it, for the same reason I capitalize Gandalf, or Gatsby, or Voldemort.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Cerim Treascair on June 28, 2013, 11:22:24 am
On a possibly related hypocritical note, many Christians will refuse to capitalize the name "Satan," or "Lucifer" in defiance of the rules of grammar, stating some nonsense he doesn't deserve the respect. Even when they write novels or books on theology, they will write "satan" in all lower-case.

Capitalization does not equal respect, you morons.

In some genres of fiction, there's a convention that characters who have been brain-washed or otherwise lose a sense of self refer to themselves always in lowercase, doing things like spelling "I" as "i" in their dialogue.


Things I learned reading hypnofetish porn, part six.

We have so much to discuss....

Makes three of us!
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 28, 2013, 06:36:21 pm
why are we whispering?
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: R. U. Sirius on June 28, 2013, 06:39:12 pm
They just wanted to see if you would do it if they did it.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: wrightway on June 28, 2013, 07:03:01 pm
We might wake a lake troll?
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Sigmaleph on June 28, 2013, 08:35:12 pm
Stop this nonsense at once.

Yes, I know I started it.

And now I'm making it worse.
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Thejebusfire on June 29, 2013, 12:11:26 am
Suddenly everyone is typing in tiny font and I'm nearsighted.

Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Arctic Knight on June 29, 2013, 08:56:47 am
Suddenly everyone is typing in tiny font and I'm nearsighted.
"Ctrl+mouse scroll up" turns your browser into the Reader's Digest Large Print Edition
Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: Sigmaleph on June 29, 2013, 10:35:44 am
Suddenly everyone is typing in tiny font and I'm nearsighted.
"Ctrl+mouse scroll up" turns your browser into the Reader's Digest Large Print Edition
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Title: Re: Catholic writer annoyed some people don't capitalize the g in god
Post by: PosthumanHeresy on July 03, 2013, 12:50:46 pm
Suddenly everyone is typing in tiny font and I'm nearsighted.
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