[LMB] Religion question

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 09:20:08 BST 2021


On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 11:10 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

> A funny result of this is that many people think “thee” and “thou” are
> formal pronouns.
>

A la Darth Vader talking to the Emperor.  Well, when the only place they
are encountered is when addressing God, the original theological point of
using informal pronouns is lost.  Religious rituals tend to preserve
language long after the vernacular has changed utterly.

Matt G.


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