uhhhh, it's spelled "God" without the hyphen.
Not for me, it isn't. ;) It's just a little quirky thing some Jews and Christians do to avoid using the name of G-d in vain, and to emphasize how sacred it is.
Excuse me, but the act of including a hyphen in the name of G-d shows reverence. Your attitude conveys disrespect.
More than a few Freeps have questioned me on this, and my reply is thus. In Hebrew text, the name of G-d is never written fully. Some Jews choose to carry this over into English. For myself, it helps me to be mindful of the creator.
We all pray to the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as did your Christ. We all agree that Moses brought the commandments down from Sinai. By virtue of the fact that we read this post, I think in our hearts we all agree we need to act as though time is short and G-d is more watchful than ever.
Christians and Jews mustn't quibble, we must hold together.
And with this, I wish you all a Good Shabbos (who posted there were no good Fridays? - they're ALL good).
Shalom und sei gesund,
Some nice people showed me the following, under "Writing the Name..." ...hope that helps.
It's not a hyphen...it's a blank space: G _D. Jews do not do speak, or write out the word of G-d Or Y-H It is too holy.
...uhhhh, are you really as ignorant as you appear?
There is a traditional view that avoids spelling it where it will be discarded so that one may observe the commandment about not taking the name in vain.