Why does Watchtower literature capitalize the first letter in Bible but not the first letters of holy spirit?
I know JWs don't believe that Holy Spirit is a person. But is that reason enough to not capitalize the first letters? JWs also don't believe the Bible is a person, yet they capitalize the first B in Bible. Why this inconsistency?
- Kilroy JLv 51 month ago
After you translate a website into 1000 languages you will find the answer is obvious
- SnowbirdLv 61 month ago
The JW religion is a cult so nothing will ever be consistent in there - stay away from them and their literature - it comes from the top men of the Watchtower Society.
- A Yahoo UserLv 71 month ago
that they consider it a descriptive word, not a proper noun.
That is (I suppose): for them, it is just a spirit that is holy
or more precisely: spirit (not A spirit) that is holy
and not a one-and-only Holy Spirit, not a thing with the title "Holy Spirit".
then they are using improper English
in an attempt to downplay the significance of the Holy spirit.
- PaulLv 71 month ago
While I certainly don't agree with anything JW's teach, it is customary to use capital letters in writing the title of a book, and in writing the name of God.
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- Anonymous1 month ago
That's just one of their MANY inconsistencies.