So as some here know, I am a Religion major at UCF. Well, a topic came up for one of our discussion posts and I wanted to pose it here to see what the members have to say. The question is, "Do you believe it is respectful, disrespectful, or neither with regard to the spelling of God vs G-d?" Many of the responses are neither but a few of them align with what pops into my head when I see G-d. I thought it was just me but now I realize that I am not the only one. As I have mentioned in the past, my coming to the LORD was through a Catholic>Protestant>Agnostic>Atheist>Agnostic>Universalist>Christian path. I wasn't always walking with Jesus. With regard to G-d, well, whenever I see it the first thing that pops into my mind is the blasphemous term we all wish to avoid hearing and using. Much like BS is an abbreviation for a certain word, another two letters are an abbreviation for that aforementioned word that was alluded to. So, basically, for many folks writing G-d has exactly the opposite effect of what the writer is trying to accomplish. They are trying to accomplish being respectful but some see it as one of the most disrespectful terms around and a direct violation of Commandment 3. I understand intent is everything but what about for the individual reading it who doesn't know about the intent? One of my classmates said, "I never understood why people who I thought were Christian would always take god's [sic] name in vain when they posted things on Facebook. Now I know better!" What are your thoughts on this?