Thursday, March 04, 2004

This is just My opinion

Check out this thread on the ACES board about capitalizing "His."

Should a newspaper capitalize the pronouns referring to God, Jesus or any other deity? I'd say no.

Sure, the Bible does. And Christians tend to in most other writings, as well. But as long as you're writing for a secular publication, you should use secular capitalization rules.

And if you're going against AP, you should have a better reason than "That's what I learned in Sunday school."

Associated Press says:
Capitalize God in references to the deity of all monotheistic religions. Capitalize all noun references to the deity: God the Father, Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, etc. Lowercase personal pronouns: he, him, thee, thou.


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