That’s how my post begins: Dear God!
Intentionally, I chose to not use God as the first word in this post — that was the initial first word but I changed my mind.
Oft when people write God, some folks be like, “Must it be in capital letter G? Why not a small letter g?”
“Ah-ah! But that’s how I want to write it na.”
“You’re being too religious.” I get lost in tracing the relativity to religiosity here.
But when the devil’s name is written as Satan, no problem. Let’s not bother about the capital letter S; he/she/it is just Satan.
No matter: Writing satan as Satan is normal. god as God, abnormal and religious.
Does writing your boss’s name as buhari osinbajo on that formal letter seem abnormal and religious too? Ehen! Hehe
Get a grip on yourself, please!
In reality, we can write God as god; he/she/it doesn’t care how I write it — how we write it. I’m just writing it that way because:
- It makes sense to me that way. I’m talking someone supreme so it makes sense to me to write it that way. It may not make sense to you because you don’t believe in the/a supreme and that’s A-OK. Some days, it won’t make sense to me to write it that way and I’ll write it as god; doesn’t take away his essence and supremacy at all. But today, don’t be intolerant and pokey-nosey at my choice to write it that way. If you’re going to be, be intolerant about Satan’s too.
- Proper noun. Like the reason why I can write Okwukwe as okwukwe but choose not to. And why you can write your boss’s name as buhari osinbajo on a formal letter but choose not to. And why I write i as I. And. And. And.
If that makes me religious, oh well, so be it.
If that comes across to you as a problem — or you, or you (keep pointing) — is it your letter G?
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