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LETTER: It’s God with a capital ‘G’

Thursday 31 December 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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"I find this as a belittlement and degrading, the name of Almighty God," letter writer says in response to column.

Dear Editor

Re: The article in the Cook Islands News of Tuesday, December 29, 2020, by Ruta Tangiiau Mave titled “Trust in God but lock your car”.

I want to point out that in five instances in her article she did not use a capital ‘G’ for the name of God.

Whatever reason she did this, I don’t know but as a general rule, the name of a place and of a person should always start with a capital letter.

I find this as a belittlement and degrading, the name of Almighty God. As the editor, I feel that it is your responsibility to edit and apply the proper use of titles and personal names. I think Ruta Mave owes an apology to GOD.

Tangi Kapi

Elder/CICC – Avarua

CI News columnist Ruta Tangiiau Mave Replies:

My apologies to Tangi Kapi and to God. To err is human, to forgive is divine. All people commit sins and make mistakes, and God forgives them. I ask the same and promise to do better next time.

RTM