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Why is the Christian god being spelled with a lowercase letter? [duplicate]

It's been going on for some time, but the phenomenon which was once seen as almost an act of rebellion is now becoming more commonplace. God, capitalized, is increasingly seen only at the start of a ...
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Why is god, a common noun, capitalized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should the word “God” be capitalized? I thought god is a common noun, but many people capitalize it when it is not the first letter of a sentence or a title.
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Spelling "God" god [duplicate]

Is it safe to assume that if a person regularly spells "God" with a lower case letter g for a whole book that he is trying to portray to you that he is not religious? Why do some writers do this when ...
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How to name the supreme power in the universe, in front of various people who believe there is one? [duplicate]

Even in writing this question, I have been deeply embarrassed : should I capitalize some words ? Although not a believer myself, I wish to perturb nobody, whatever his / her faith could be : my ...
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Replacement for "God forbid"

I wanted to use the phrase "God forbid" the other day, but really wanted to avoid the religious connotations that may come along with it. I was stumped while thinking of a replacement or variation. I ...
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Does the word 'God' with a capital G have a plural form?

Does the word 'God' with a capital G have a plural form?
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Is "Thank god", as opposed to "Thank God", acceptable?

People are quite stingy lately about anything with religious connotations, so I'm worried that the phrase "thank God" might tick some people off. Is "thank god" acceptable? Would that offend people ...
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Should words be capitalized for being religious terms?

While googling about whether "atheist" should be capitalized, and skimming past posts by people blogging about atheism rather than about English grammar, I came across http://uwf.edu/writelab/reviews/...
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Should I capitalize the "G" in "God Particle" when referring to the Higgs Boson particle?

I'm researching the Higgs Boson particle and have always preferred to call it the "god Particle" or even the "Champagne Particle". But the capitalization of the "G" has thrown me off. I'm conflicted ...
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Are pronouns for non-universal divines (such as "Zeus") capitalized?

When following the formal English rule of Reverential Capitals, any reference to God Almighty is capitalized, as are equivalent non-Christian entities such as "Allah" or the neo-pagan "Goddess" (and ...
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Capitalising the first letter of a reference to God?

like "He", "His", "Thy", "the Creator", "the Omnipotent", etc. What is the origin of this practice? When should I capitalise words like this? for any deity? only the deity of the Abrahamic faiths?
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Does the word "God" in English imply that there is only one?

I know the word Allah in Arabic implies that there is only one. That's because Allah is either a name or a short form of Al Illah, literally meaning "the God". That depends on which muslim you ask, ...
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Should I capitalise 'God' in the saying 'He's playing God' or not?

Should I capitalise 'god' in the saying 'He's playing God' or not? I looked at an old thread about capitalising 'god', but didn't see mention of this particular saying. At the moment, I think I ...
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When should the word "Nature" be capitalized? [duplicate]

This question is similar to the question "When should the word "God" be capitalized?" but somewhat trickier, because the distinction here is, I think, more subtle than the distinction between using "...