OK. I think you might be....seems like it has been argued for centuries...I could be wrong...it happened before.
That was the name, not the word 'God'. God is not a name.My understanding the edict against saying the name outside the temple, stopped after the temple was destroyed... that was well before my time.
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.My understanding the edict against saying the name outside the temple, stopped after the temple was destroyed...
I can't say that I agree with NJ on this, but I can't say that I disagree with him either. I mean, it strikes me as a bit odd, but it doesn't offend me personally if the 'o' is left out of the word God. I'm not even sure I would class it as disrespectful, but I can see how some might find the practice perhaps, for lack of a better word, contemptuous. Especially if it were done by someone not of a faith that traditionally does this. In any event, I don't think just because someone points that out, there is cause to get upset and start throwing stones.