Tradition as the Friend and Enemy of God/god

I wonder what our communities could be like if we thought anew about tradition?

Recently I was involved in a conversation about a website universal resource locator (URL) with the word "god" in it. The discussion was about the convention in URLs to avoid capital letters. It was argued by some present that a reference to god as a Christian notion must be capitalised. But like all words, the use of the word "god" by Christian community is just that community's attempt to represent an entity that it perceives. So under what circumstances should "god" be capitalised?

I imagine capitalisation is a tradition established in English-speaking Christian communities (and communities of some other languages, with their equivalent term for "god") to treat with deference the "transcendent other." That is, "god" is a sense of wholeness that rightly deserves our deference. In this sense the tradition is important. Yet capitalisation is just one human attempt to make meaning. It is one way that humans might try to show deference. And as such it is a human construction. And indeed as a construction it might be meaningful to me as a way to show deference but not to you. So insisting that "god" must be capitalised is like deifying my human construction rather than the notion ("god") to which I am trying to point. It is creating an idol out of a particular word form. It is worshipping an idol in the form of capital G.

Might that be inherently un-humble, un-meek, un-godly in the way Christians really understand "god?"

Maybe tradition is both friend and enemy of god/God.

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