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Just A Word About Capitalization

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Posted by Harvey on November 6, 2002 20:47:19 UTC

I know this might be picky, but I see many people recently make this mistake about proper capitalization of God:

"Capitalize God when the word refers to the deity of a monotheistic religion, such as Christianity, Judaism or Islam. Do not capitalize it when referring to a deity in a religion that has many gods, such as Hinduism. 'The god Siva is one of many Hindu gods.' Do not capitalize the nouns and pronouns that stand for the monotheistic religion's god in subsequent reference. For instance: The bishop said God was in the house. The bishop could neither hear the deity, nor could he see him." (AP Stylebook)

Hope it helps.

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