What I am about to say I have no doubt will surprise many. I know this because it surprises me that I would write such a thing. However, as hard as it is for me to do, I know that I must do it. I am apologizing for requiring that all names referring to God, the Bible, and Christianity be capitalized; and I will immediately delete that requirement as soon as this is posted.
After much thought and prayer about this issue, I have come to the conclusion that it was indeed unfair for me to require nonbelievers to capitalize such names. The particular atheist, Daniel, who suggested to me that such requirements are not biblical, is indeed correct. It is not a sin not to capitalize the names of God; therefore, I have no reason to require anyone to capitalize them. I was simply making a rule based upon a personal conviction; and I was wrong to do that.
In fact, making such a require was defeating the purpose of this blog--to win souls to Jesus Christ. I care a great deal for the readers of this blog, and want more than anything for each one to love Him as I love Him. However, attempting to force people to respect Someone they do not know will never make that happen.
I would also like to publicly apologize to Daniel. I forced him to resubmit his comment with the correct capitalization. I assumed that, because I did so, he would not resubmit his comment and that he would stop reading this blog altogether. However, when I logged in today, I saw that he had indeed resubmitted his comment with the correct capitalization.I underestimated you, Daniel, and I would like to apologize to you for that. I pray that you would continue reading this blog and that we could learn from each other.