• Interesting. "The earliest written form of the Germanic word god comes from the 6th century Christian Codex Argenteus. The English word itself is derived from the Proto-Germanic * Ç¥uÄ‘an. Most linguists agree that the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European form * ǵhu-tó-m was based on the root * ǵhau(É™)-, which meant either "to call" or "to invoke". The capitalized form God was first used in Wulfila's Gothic translation of the New Testament, to represent the Greek Theos. In the English language, the capitalization continues to represent a distinction between monotheistic "God" and "gods" in polytheism. In spite of significant differences between religions such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, the Bahá'í Faith, and Judaism, the term "God" remains an English translation common to all. The name may signify any related or similar monotheistic deities, such as the early monotheism of Akhenaten and Zoroastrianism."
  • The same way we capitalize President when we refer to a specific one. It is still a title. Some people believe it is a name. That's because they haven't sat and thought about it.
  • Probably around the same time as 'truth' He he...Christians do wholeheartedly believe that by randomly capitalizing words, they become more believable and real
  • God does need a specifier to clarify its meaning. Like Almighty God. or All Knowing God. or One True God. I have puzzled over this phenomena for many months. Why do Christians worship a nameless God? Basically it is the belief that the Bible has no mistakes. That it is written by the creator and whatever is written is not questionable. I think God came from the Greek word, Theos. Just what theos means is something else. theology is the study of god. The Christian would say it is the study of God. As there is only one God. it must be the One True God. Yet the Greeks had many gods. Jesus is Greek, and Christ is Greek, therefore, Jesus Christ must be a Greek God. God is just a substitute word for a word no one knows. I think the King James used God just to make the idea simple for the readers to understand. No one really knows the sacred name of Jesus's Father. What name did Jesus use? Certainly not God. Certainly on the cross, he did not say, God, God, why have you forsaken me? after all that is English.
  • I refuse to type or write god as a proper noun because it is not one. I have always asked, why can't I write Mom or Dad as proper nouns? They are higher ups are they not? And I would have to say that the mere fact that they actually exist should make them proper nouns before that is awarded to a non-existent being such as god.
  • this article addresses your question nicely.

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