Sunday, April 30, 2006

Capitalizing on Divinity

So this hit me today at mass. Why do we no longer capitalize things referring to the divine. When referring to God and using a pro-noun why don't we capitalize that anymore?
Instead of "...He gave His only begotten Son..." why have we started downgrading to he, his, son?
I for one make a sconscious effort to capitalize that which refers to divine persons.
You would think that at least the Bible would give the proper defference, but you would be mistaken. He's lower-cased in the missals and song books too.

What happened?

1 comment:

Matthew said...

I've noticed the same thing. I'm an advocate for capitalizing every pronoun and title referring to Our God. I always have capitalized them and always will. Even a high school English teacher once said that "he" and "his" must always be capitalized when referring to God.