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Apr. 8th, 2004 | 06:29 am
mood: sleepysleepy
music: Paul van Dyk - Remember

prema:
> Ah! When I looked it up on Google I just kept getting examples with Gd.
> Perhaps because the hyphen is some search engine operator thing.

> Would you say being an atheist and spelling it as Gd would be
> acknowledging the rationale behind using G-d?

> I just can't win.
> After thousands of years of metaphysical debate - I think no one can. :)

Interesting! I had no idea about the hyphenated form. The atheists I know use "dog" or "doG".

I think spelling it Gd should put it on the periodic table somewhere. Maybe antihydrogen or something.

-Trip

AND GOD SAID, "Let there be lite!" And the calories were parted from the flavors.

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The story of my diet.

from: u34km3
date: Apr. 8th, 2004 04:57 am (UTC)
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AND GOD SAID, "Let there be lite!" And the calories were parted from the flavors.

:)

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dr. pangloss

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from: denshi
date: Apr. 8th, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
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I see 'G-d' used mostly by intellectual Jews. Haven't seen it from atheists yet.

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from: webnesto
date: Apr. 8th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
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Exactly. I think it's out of reverence. The concept being that you can not write God's name with appropriate reverence, so they infer God rather than name him outright. Or something weird like that.

But a name is a name. If we all started calling money, moola then it's moola, not money. Ask Trip.

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stickylatex

Bizarre

from: stickylatex
date: Apr. 9th, 2004 01:00 pm (UTC)
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I first started reading your journal because of synchronicities like this. Just a few days ago, I went through my old journal entries, and changed what few references I made to G-d (except for direct quotes and the like) to G-d instead of the conventional spelling. And now I read this post. Spooky bizarre.

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Triple Entendre

Re: Bizarre

from: triple_entendre
date: Apr. 11th, 2004 12:17 am (UTC)
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The collective unconscious is a bit of an echo chamber, I figure.

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