Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

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? 

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  • 1 month ago

    After you translate a website into 1000 languages you will find the answer is obvious

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  • 1 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.

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  • 1 month ago

    I suppose

    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".

    If not

    then they are using improper English

    in an attempt to downplay the significance of the Holy spirit.

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    1 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.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That's just one of their MANY inconsistencies.

    • Peter
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      How is that 'inconsistent?

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