thatdevilguy (from my channel page):
What I don’t understand is your reverence in referring to your alleged former god. Why the God and Him like he is something rather than god or him as in he is not worthy of such exaltation.
“God” and “god” are different concepts. A god is an entity who shares universal power with other gods. Examples are the gods of the Greek pantheon such as Zeus, Hera, and Hades, or the gods of the Egyptian pantheon such as Ra, Isis, and Anubis. A God is an entity from which all universal power originates and has nothing even approximating an equal. Examples are the God of Christianity or the God of pantheism. It is the difference between referring to polytheism and singular forms of theism like monotheism and pantheism. The capitalization alone makes this distinction in English.
Yes, some atheists intentionally de-capitalize the word “God” to diminish its reverence in human culture. But, to me, this feels like a cheap attack on the concept of “God” by associating it with the very different and, by definition, inferior concept of “god”.
I prefer to dismantle the concept of God with its full, powerful, and all-encompassing meaning, as intended by Christians and theists in general. This way, I bear no resemblance to attacking a straw man and give theists no room to claim I have misrepresented their position.
The practice of giving others the best possible representation before refuting their position is called The Principle of Charity. It facilitates accurate thinking by forcing you to mentally steer clear of straw men from the start of an argument. It also facilitates effective communication by making others feel understood and preemptively defusing claims of misrepresentation. It has been a guiding principle for my entire series as well as my interpersonal relationships in general.