Anthropomorphism

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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Well AT, this is the comparative studies forum....but as to the Christian forum this site has had folks using G!d for more than ten years...prior to my arrival..
     
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    Thomas Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it though? When did it begin? I think it's a modern affectation, but I stand to be corrected.
     
  3. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Older than us I guess would still a modern affectation... but I recall a fellow showing me some old rabbinical discussion on it...seems like it has been argued for centuries...I could be wrong...it happened before.

    My understanding the edict against saying the name outside the temple, stopped after the temple was destroyed... that was well before my time.

    I started a thread on it....we'll see where are Jewish friends come in on it.
     
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    Thomas Super Moderator Staff Member

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    OK. I think you might be.

    That was the name, not the word 'God'. God is not a name.
     
  5. juantoo3

    juantoo3 ʎʇıɹoɥʇnɐ uoıʇsǝnb

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    I know less than nothing, but this is the first I've heard this. My understanding is that the name of G!d was never to be used...at all...by anybody, Temple or no. That was one of the things that supposedly got Yashua in hot water, was using the phrase "I am," which in most Jewish minds of the time was equating himself with G!d. "I am" was one of the stand-in phrases commonly used in the place of the Holy Name.
     
  6. juantoo3

    juantoo3 ʎʇıɹoɥʇnɐ uoıʇsǝnb

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    Agreed, the word "G!d" is more akin to a title, like "Father" or "Lord."

    I would only add that it seems to me using "G!d" is a devout reminder to refrain from using the Holy Name in an unholy manner.
     
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    Thomas Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oooh ... a good and indeed devout reminder!
     
  8. Devils' Advocate

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    It seems silly to me this entire discussion. This is an interfaith religious forum. To some people G!d is unacceptable, to others God is unacceptable, depending on whose religion. If we cannot be open minded enough to not be offended by a version of a word that is acceptable to some religions but not others, how can we proceed at all?

    How about a 'filler' word. Whenever we mean G!d, God, we insert a place name instead. I vote for Ostle. Why Ostle? It has no meaning whatsoever.

    OR

    We could just be a bit less critical of the form of this word for the sake of interfaith!
     
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  9. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    me thinks Adonai was that word....

    but I also think G!d doesn't care if you call her she, he, or it, just not all at the same time....

    a devout reminder...
     
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    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Staff Member

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    Thanks for the effort AT, but this whole thing is actually my fault. You see, a few forum members regularly use alternative spellings for the word God. Now, I am fully aware of all the reasons some people do this, but I still do not personally care for it. It's just something that sticks in my craw. Anyway, I decided to get it off my chest and voice my opinion on the forum. Admittedly though, I did that in a very 'smart-ass' way.

    This of course triggered 'smart-ass' responses. Next thing you know, a heated juvenile exchange takes place with lots of playground posturing thrown in for good measure.

    I tried to explain that this was only my opinion and that I didn't really expect anyone to stop using alternative spellings, but by then, everyone was too pissed off to listen. Myself included.

    I know of at least one Rabbi that feels as I do, so I attempted to quell the situation by posting some of what he once said on the subject. Unfortunately, the spirit in which the Rabbi spoke, did not convey in the text and only added fuel to the fire. So, I elected to bow out.
     
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    wil UNeyeR1

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    and a darn good job of bowing out you do....
     
  12. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    No worries mate. Dad always said, "You can't get to the lice without ruffling a few feathers."
     
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  13. Devils' Advocate

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    NJ, appreciate that latest post. Don't let it bother you further. Over and done with as far as I am concerned. Fracas? What fracas?
     

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