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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Holy Cow! Capitalization Words Referring to the Deity

Just a quick reminder to writers...

Capitalize words referring to the Deity.

     Examples:  God, Jehovah, the Father, the Son, the Messiah, the Almighty, the Lord

Pronouns referring to God (he, him, and, rarely, who, whom, etc.) are often capitalized.

     Faith in God rests on belief in His goodness.
     For He cometh, He cometh to judge the earth.

* Do not capitalize god when referring to the gods of ancient mythology.

     Homer writes about many of the Greek gods and goddesses in The Iliad and The Odyssey.

Happy writing, and let me leave you with food for thought:   "We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."  ~ Ernest Hemingway


  1. Holy terror or holy terror

  2. What a good question! Since "holy terror" is a slang expression, neither word is capitalized, unless, of course, "holy" is the first word in a sentence, you are capitalizing a title, etc.

    Example: The freckle-faced boy was such a holy terror, everyone left the birthday party early.

  3. Who is God, and Who is king? Would this rendering of capitalization of pronouns referring to the Deity be proper?