god, not God

4 01 2009

English is very reflective of our culture. In fact, so reflective that grammar is sometimes thrown out the window for the sake of our cultural arrogance. Example: one well known mythological figure, Zeus, is referred to as “he.” Another well known mythological character, Yahweh, is referred to as “He,” simply because his myth is more popular among English speakers. “He” is not a proper noun, nor is “god.” His name is Yahweh, not God. He is a god, not the god. English is not an extension of Christianity, Judaism, or any other religion, and as such modifying grammar to fit their religion is, as a wise man is fond of saying, bullshit.

(Sorry for the lack of real posts the last week. I’ve been busy. I’ll try to get a few up this week)

Advertisements

Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: