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#1 Old 05-27-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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But I'm just curious why so many people leave the 'a' out of vegan and spell it "veg*n"?

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It's a shortened term to refer to anything in the vegetarian to vegan spectrum.

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I didn't think about that.  Totally makes sense.  Thanks.  All I could think of is when people sometimes spell God as G*d because they think it's wrong to spell it out.

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I didn't think about that.  Totally makes sense.  Thanks.  All I could think of is when people sometimes spell God as G*d because they think it's wrong to spell it out.

 

LOL! Yeah it makes more sense when you realize people are just trying to save some time typing. smiley.gif

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I didn't think about that.  Totally makes sense.  Thanks.  All I could think of is when people sometimes spell God as G*d because they think it's wrong to spell it out.



Just curious, why would someone think it wrong to spell God? Hadn't heard that before.
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Just curious, why would someone think it wrong to spell God? Hadn't heard that before.

Orthodox judaism doesn't believe in depicting their god, if one should want to spell it they write "Hashem". God may only be written if writing religious text.

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I know Christians who also don't spell it out, but I don't really get it.  If you're going to imply His name and almost spell it out, you might as well just do it.  To me, it's kind of like saying heck instead of hell.  You know that's what you mean, so you might as well say it.

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I know Christians who also don't spell it out, but I don't really get it.  If you're going to imply His name and almost spell it out, you might as well just do it.  To me, it's kind of like saying heck instead of hell.  You know that's what you mean, so you might as well say it.


Well, it's no real surprise that your beliefs about religion make more sense to you than the beliefs in different religions.  That type of argumentation has been going on for a very long time.  If you believe that you might as well say what you want, then you can do that.  Other people have their own reasons.

 

The way I look at it, one nice side effect of the second and third commandments and associated doctrines has been to sometimes prevent people from confusing their own ideas of God with fundamental reality.  Sometimes.  Really, everyone is limited by their own mind, always, no matter what: you can't force yourself to understand things which you don't know.  "Wherever you go, there you are."  But you can try to make yourself remember that you don't know everything.  It often happens anyway that we think we understand more than we actually do.


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I'm not claiming to know it all. Quite the contrary. Just expressing the way I see things. Sorry if I offended anyone.
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Duplicate post.
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Sorry if I implied that you were implying that you did think that you know it all.  That's not what I meant.  Neither did I mean to say, exactly, that disrupting know-it-all attitudes among the general populace is the primary justification for doctrines about the name of God.  Only saying that such can potentially be one positive side-effect in doctrines of the sort, in my opinion.


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Can open; worms everywhere.  dizzy2.gif

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I know Christians who also don't spell it out, but I don't really get it.  If you're going to imply His name and almost spell it out, you might as well just do it.  To me, it's kind of like saying heck instead of hell.  You know that's what you mean, so you might as well say it.

For Judaism its not about the words being close its about carelessly or unnecessarily using it. Religious jewish people will use Hashem amongst eachother, use G-d when they have to, and never use God.

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Thanks, River.  That helps me to understand it a bit better.

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Me too, thanks!
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