The term elder should be lowercase not capitalized

by Jay Elle 6 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Jay Elle
    Jay Elle

    For some reason ever time I see term, "elder" capitalized I feel like correcting it. They do not deserve that capital letter. They are lowercase as a breed. Ok there are some nice ones but still it should be a lowercase e. Rant over. :-)

  • DesirousOfChange

    I usually capitalize it because most of them think they deserve it.

    {please notice tongue in cheek before attacking me}



    elder = older person

    Elder = someone who presides at a Jehovah's Witness meeting

  • Jay Elle
    Jay Elle

    Yes but it isn't suppose to be a title. ...

    Cough cough...


    I would never attack anyone. :-)

  • Cold Steel
    Cold Steel

    Objectively, the term “elder“ is an office. As such, when you speak of such a person, you can lower case it unless it's used with a name. So it would be proper to say, “Elder Gogetter will be over for dinner on Wednesday.“ But it's okay to say, “I understand the elders have been encouraged to look for apostate literature when visiting the homes of members.“

  • cofty

    I agree with the OP.

    For similar reasons I always write "god" rather than "God". Imaginary tyrants don't deserve upper-case titles.

  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    Can I move that cap to the word Apostate? It's a scarlet A we can be proud of!

Share this