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  •  Hmmm. Guess there's no point in (5+ / 0-)

    spelling his name with an underscore then.  

    Apparently he's so smart that he knows that the people who do that are really thinking "O".  

    Damned if you do, damned if you d_n't.  :-)  

    •  This is why... (4+ / 0-)

      The custom of substituting the word "G-d" with G-d in English is based on the traditional practice in Jewish law of giving G-d's Hebrew name a high degree of respect and reverence. When written or printed, God's Hebrew name (and many of the stand in names used to refer to G-d) cannot be erased or destroyed.

      There is no prohibition in Jewish law against writing out or erasing the word "G-d" in English. However, many Jews have afforded the word "G-d" with the same level of respect as the Hebrew equivalents. Because of this, many Jews substitute "G-d with G-d so that they can erase or dispose of the writing without showing disrespect to G-d. Some Jews also use G!d in the same way, utilizing the exclamation point to convey their enthusiasm for Judaism and G-d.


      I haven't been here long enough to be considered a Kossack, does that mean that I'm just a sack?

      by Hey338Too on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 05:46:13 PM PDT

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