[B-Greek] Neuter Gender strips Personality, or not?

Robert George 4examp at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 23:14:57 EDT 2009

VT1: "I understand that the topic of the personhood of the holy spirit
is sensitive for many because it is related with dogma."

RG1: This isn't true for me. Sensitivity isn't the issue, nor dogma.

VT2: "My intention was from the beginning, and still is, not to
quarrel with anyone."

RG2: This will endear you to every sensitive soul.

VT3: Re: 'elementary' ~ "I simply meant something self-evident for
every language lover, that, when we explore the semantic domain of a
word, we have to begin with the basic meaning of its grammatical form
and etymology."

RG3: That's a good place to BEGIN when thinking/researching, not
posting as you did.

VT4: "The etymology of PNEUMA, without being conclusive by itself as
regards the semantic domain, points to something and not to someone."

RG4: Words are not isolated bits/bites of food. PNEUMA conclusively
speaks directly about several Sentient Beings.

VT5: "in Greek neuter words are used for persons,"

RG5: This requires a profound Amen!

VT6: "The neuter usually refers to impersonal things"

RG6: Don't you love the word, usually? I conclusively do.

VT7: "I believe that the conclusive evidence as to whether Christians
considered the "holy spirit" a person or not cannot be drawn from
grammar but from the analysis of the history of the dogma...."

RG7: I sincerely love Expert Opinion & the writings of great thinkers.
But as a Southern-U.S.A., black preacher once said: "The Bible sure
does shed light on them there commentaries!" ~ I defer to the Expert
Opinion of The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit, The Living Word, &
The Written Word for conclusive evidence for B-Greek topics such as
The Personhood of The Spirit The Holy One. ~ I know this sounds like I
misplaced a popsickle stick, but your recommended source for
"conclusive evidence" stirs me.

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