The Grammar of God

Unlike some atheists, I see no problem capitalizing “God”. God can be a proper or improper noun. It would be like having a dog named “Dog”: when you’re talking about dogs in general the word “dog” is lowercase, but when it’s your specific dog, “Dog” is capitalized. “My dog is named Dog”. Same thing with gods: “I believe in a god. His name is God.” However, the one grammatic stand I will take against God (and any other gods) is that his pronoun shouldn’t be capitalized. “I don’t believe in God. I’ve seen no evidence of him.”


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I’m starting this blog as an outlet for my thoughts on religion, it successes, shortfalls, and how I get along without it. As an atheist and secularist, I often get accused of only believing in “cold logic”, to which I respond, “What’s so cold about it?" Just because I think critically where where religious people don’t doesn’t make me cold, immoral or unfeeling. I’m not anti-religious per se, though I feel some religious practices do get a free ride where they shouldn’t. The main reason I’m an atheist is that I think a life lived on secular priciples is a better way to live. In reading this, you’ll probably see plenty of ideas you’ve heard before, and hopefully a few you haven’t. With any luck, you’ll understand where I’m coming from, and we’ll both be better off.
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