Brian-M wrote: [...] I guess I don't normally associate the word "lord" with "god". Instead I think "lord of the manor", "landlord", "lords and ladies", "Lucky Lord Lucan", ect. I suppose if I'd ever been religious I would have made that association a lot quicker. [...]
I agree. Certainly in Christianity the word "Lord" tends to be used; my impression is that this applies more specifically to Jesus, although of course in Christian theology Jesus is
God in a complex sense that has to do with the Trinity. I've also seen "Lord" used in relation to Hindu gods, specifically to avatars such as "Lord Krishna", though presumably the word is a translation of a word in Sanskrit (and/or cognates in modern Indo-Ayrian languages). There's something in common there, in that a Hindu would probably recognise the concept of Jesus as being essentially an avatar: a worldly embodiment of an unfathomable deity. "Lord" seems an insultingly lowly title for an actual full-fat God anyway.
The main issue here is about what you understand by a synonym. For me, whilst no two words are perfect synonyms - drop-in replacements in all circumstances and usages - imho two words aren't synonymous if one refers to a significantly wider superset of the other. Clearly here we have a problem, since even if we accept that all gods are in some sense lords, it's clearly the case that not all lords are gods, not by a long chalk.
I found this a bit meh. When I saw the title, I was hoping that he'd collected some film titles that were actually approximate synonyms of each other. I can't think of an example right now, but I can imagine scraping movie titles out of IMDB and using a script to compare them using a thesaurus.