Rational Russian — Withering Lies

April 7, 2008

Unprovoked Capitalization for Jesus

Filed under: god, religion — Tags: , , , — RoAleks @ 10:10 pm

I really enjoy reading opposing views, on any topic, but I honestly enjoy reading others’ religious responses. Oftentimes, I find their views to be lacking in a verity of respects (most notably, logic), but one item of interest regularly startles me: Capitalization of Regular Vocabulary.

Why is it that Christians, Muslims, etc., always capitalize words such as, truth, gospel, holy, word, and reason? There many other examples (feel free to comment), but why is this done? Okay, some capitalization is obviously necessary. Jesus Christ — first and last name. Lord — proper title. Heaven and Hell — names of places, albeit imaginary. Holy Bible — title of an old book.

But today, I came across a post of a fellow atheist where he displayed an example of an email that capitalized “Good News.”

Really? Good news is not a title of anything. It’s not a place. It’s not even a day of the week or month. It is, quite simply, the opposite of “Bad News.” Why does it have to be capitalized? Do all religious people have the god-given right to capitalize every word they want? The line must be drawn Somewhere!

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April 1, 2008

The Race Is On: Islam vs. Christianity

Filed under: god, religion — Tags: , , , , — RoAleks @ 8:36 pm

Like any good race, it seems that this one has all the markings of a nail-biter. We have all the necessary components:

1) Islam, sponsored by Muslim radicals and clerics, led by the prophet Muhammad at the helm.
2) Christianity, sponsored by the Vatican, propelled by Jesus himself.
3) All other, apparently lessor, religions, trailing far behind.

According to the Vatican, Muslims have overtaken the lead (or market share of religious crazies), and are reproducing at an astonishing rate that, even the Christians cannot contend with.

I’m speculating here, but I have a hunch that the Vatican is going to promote abstinence rather any useful form of contraception, in an attempt to keep up.

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