"tu" toward God
|Date:||Friday, April 25, 2008, 7:02|
In a message dated 4/24/2008 08:07:19 AM Central Daylight Time,
> 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.