EDIT: News flash to all of you: Did you know that his name is not "god?" OHMAGAWD
Also, for those saying you do it out of "respect," I would just like to let you know that I have no respect for "the man upstairs."
but forgot what that could be
traded in my God for this one
now he signs his name with a capital G~
But then I move to a conservative state and get my first D on a paper... partially because I refused to capitalize "god" because of the same reasons as in the description. It trashed my grade. All because I'm a fucking atheist.
Even then, though, it bothers me more because I'm a grammar nazi than because of the fact that the people who do so typically do it as a subtle jab at the person they're talking to (the people I've seen who do it, do so mainly when they know the person they're talking to is religious).
'EDIT: News flash to all of you: Did you know that his name is not "god?" OHMAGAWD'
Yup, it's not. The Christian god is named Yahweh, and he's a childish brat.
The first use is a proper noun and the second is an improper noun. God is a proper noun , and saying you don't capitalize it is ridiculous because it would be like refusing to capitalize something like the words Moscow, Nick, and Monday.
God refers to who created the universe (in believers' eyes) and who "punish them by who believe in him" (in disbelievers' eyes)
Its a proper noun. *Facepalm*
Also, as I said before, 'God' technically IS his name. Catholics believe that Jesus is God, so that would excuse not capitalizing it.
Eh... "respect", you don't really need to act like you have no respect for a fictitious character. I still capitalize Roman gods' names.
That's why I just treat all religions the same.
The myans believed that the world would end in 2012. Little did they know, that their world ended CENTURIES AGO.
oh, and ps. OHMAGAWD I did know that his name isnt really God! Its actually JESUS. OHMAGAWD! 8O And. P.s I think its really funny how you think there were gods before him, that, that just CRACKS me up. And im pretty sure Jesus is laughing too. You make yourself look really dumb saying that- no offense or anything... ;D
Second, the whole 12/21/12 thing was just superstitious bullshit. The huge Mayan calender simply ended on 12/21/12, -as they liked to make huge calenders- and another one just started the day after. They never believed it would end.
Also, your religion is about as real as the Mayans'. You can say stuff like that all you want, but they laughed at your religion too. They wondered how others could believe that there was a sole creator who did nothing except punish people while telling them they had free will, or a bunch of stories about our beginning that their own stories explained. Jesus isn't God. Catholics might believe that he IS God, but not the others versions of Abrahamic religions. It's just fables attacking other fables, you all need to stop being so close-minded.
Another thing, I don't think that your Jesus would laugh. If he's like anything that I once learned in Church school then I don't think he'd make fun of other cultures.
Congratulations on looking really dumb, you did it!
DROP IT PEOPLE. God I wasn't the one who wrote that! My cousin got onto my account and wrote it.
To be honest, I could seriously give a rats ass about what other people think. If you don't want to believe i god, then who am I to stop you? As long as you don't tell me how to live my life and what to believe in, then I have no right to tell you what to believe in.
So, to make myself clear, DROP THE WHOLE FUCKING THING BEFORE I START REPORTING PEOPLE. I apologized for what my cousin said so please LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE.
So if what your looking for was an apology too, because your fucking FEELINGS were hurt, then fine. I'M SORRY.
Are you happy now?
I FUCKING LOVE YOU FOR THAT!
Yes I am! Thank you for asking.
Jesus isn't god you idiot. If you actually read the bible, you would know that he was supposed to be god's son.
And If we believed the world would end because of a stupid calender than I have absolutely NO respect for the human race -.-
No wait...how do you spell that again?
I do it out of habit now because a friend of mine did it. And she's atheist. Weird!
I also capitalize Gods, though.