Why do the words 'God and 'I' have capital letters?

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  1. Nose-in-the-News profile image73
    Nose-in-the-Newsposted 5 years ago

    Why do the words 'God and 'I' have capital letters?

  2. A Happy Man profile image71
    A Happy Manposted 5 years ago

    What's your thrust here?  You seem to have one, yes?

  3. glynch1 profile image67
    glynch1posted 5 years ago

    I will take your question at face value. Boh words begin with capital letters because they are both proper nouns. A noun is a person, place, thing, or concept. Am I missing something here?

  4. Shyron E Shenko profile image78
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 5 years ago

    Because 'God loves me, and I love God! And that makes God important to me and because I am important to God.

  5. vocalcoach profile image96
    vocalcoachposted 5 years ago

    All proper nouns are capitalized and God and I are proper nouns?  Is this a trick question?

  6. SylviaSky profile image93
    SylviaSkyposted 5 years ago

    Because God is a name, and I stands in for a name (yours). All names are capitalized. Capitalization was developed as a way to make texts easier to read. The same is true of punctuation and paragraphing. Almost all developments like that evolve in order to make text easier to read. Bible text was not written in chapters and verses, but divided into chapters in the 13th century, and into bite-sized verses in the 16th century.

  7. Frank Menchise profile image28
    Frank Menchiseposted 5 years ago

    I believe that it is because, we believe that there is only one single God and also this apply to 'I' because there is only one 'I' (me) and I can only be me the person that is talking or writing just now.

  8. coleikerd profile image80
    coleikerdposted 5 years ago

    Unless there is some theological meaning you are looking for the answer is simple.

    The best explanation I have found for I being capitalized is because a single letter is generally not accepted as a word. Capitalizing it helps it stand out and appear important. It may also have something to do with the fact that we like to feel important and writing "i" doesn't feel as significant.

    God is capitalized because it's a title/name depending on who you ask.

    If you are looking for something theological, I'll leave that for others to ponder.

    1. coleikerd profile image80
      coleikerdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, and I should have included, a "Proper Noun" is a name or title (God, Cole, Captain). Those are capitalized.

      A Pro-noun is a replacement for a name (such as "I", he, she), they are typically not capitalized. Which makes "I" strange.

    2. glynch1 profile image67
      glynch1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I stand corrected. "I" is not a proper noun, but a pronoun. I was not thinking. Your second paragraph seems to make sense.

    3. coleikerd profile image80
      coleikerdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I like language.

  9. Georgie Lowery profile image94
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    I always wondered why you and we weren't capitalized, since "I" is.

  10. C.V.Rajan profile image59
    C.V.Rajanposted 5 years ago

    My ego wants importance. So "i" becomes "I". My ego accepts only God as an equal or above me! So God too gets respect through capital "G".

  11. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I agree with glynch of course, nothing else can be said.


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