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"tu" toward God

Date:Friday, April 25, 2008, 7:02
In a message dated 4/24/2008 08:07:19 AM Central Daylight Time,
kcasada@UARK.EDU writes:

> Oddest of all, though, was recently hearing it used to address God in > public prayer, where "Tu" has reigned supreme, though perhaps counterintuitively, > for, well, a lot of years. >
"Tu" is the most intimate form of address in Spanish (et al.), so I don't see how it's use in addressing God in prayer would be counterintuitive. On the contrary, growing up addressing God as "thou" gave me a false impression of distance and non-intimacy that "thou" never had. Learning how to use "tu" in Spanish and French taught me how God is perceived in those languages. stevo </HTML>