Judge orders parents to change son's name because only Jesus earned name Messiah

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  1. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae Well-Known Member

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    America Ferrera, the very talented star of the English-languge TV version of UGLY BETTY.
     
  3. Nova

    Nova Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is. My point was merely that it was a common name in the language of his parents. "Jesus" is apparently the English form of the Greek version of Yeshua (which is spelled "Joshua" in English, BTW).

    http://christianity.about.com/od/faqhelpdesk/f/jesusoryeshua.htm


    Excuse me for a religious comment, but the above is why I don't understand literal, fundamentalist readings of the Bible. All too often we are talking about translations of translations.
     
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    Ran into an old friend at the grocery store yesterday and realized he deserves mention in this thread. His first name's Christos. Yeah, Greek spelling of Christ. He says it's a fairly common Greek name.
     
  5. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Well-Known Member

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    A Judge that knows nothing about the Separation of Church and State? That's flipping frightening!!!!
     
  6. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't George Foreman have like 10 children all named George Foreman?

    I think Donald Trump is pissed he didn't think of that first;)
     
  7. legalmania

    legalmania Verified Paralegal

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    My fathers first name was Jesus. He was named after his father. I guess this judge never read the constitution. The word freedom is in there several times. The meaning of Messiah is anointed or the anointed one. Comes from the Hebrew word "Masah" meaning to smear or anoint.
     
  8. T4Tide

    T4Tide Verified Registered Nurse

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    Who says it's "Meh-sigh-ah?"

    If I was the mom, I'd just say I pronounce it "Meh-SHE-EE-Uh," and that ain't Jesus.

    Case closed.
     
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    Hejlena Former Member

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  10. IBsleuthin

    IBsleuthin New Member

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    As a survivor of the elementary school system in the 1960's I am here to testify that it DOES NOT MATTER what you name your child. SOMEONE will pick on you. Hannah you fat banana, Georgie Porgie, Sue, Sooooie!! and the list goes on. Quite honestly the biggest shock in my life has been the realization that small children are nasty, mean, cruel, self-centered, abusive creatures.

    They bite, spit, kick, hit, pull hair, throw rocks at you, lock you in small dark areas of great fear, laugh as you are in pain or in immense fear, play mind games that NO ADULT could master. They put glue in your new mittens, tie your shoe laces together so you trip and break a tooth then LAUGH HISTERICALLY, call you names and SHUN YOU.

    Nothing this woman could name her child will matter.



    Get a clue.
     
  11. IBsleuthin

    IBsleuthin New Member

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    AND PS if I can't say the Lord's Prayer at a school function then this balding, thin lipped dogma of a religious nutjob judge sure as @#$@# isn't going to impose HER religious opinions on someone else.

    (Because regardless of what you think of this name, it's the judge's decision that is extraordinarily flawed here...Separation of church and state anyone? )

    Anyone named RUTH please exit the building to the left for a name change.
     
  12. IBsleuthin

    IBsleuthin New Member

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    Apparently naming your son, 'DICK' doesn't raise any red flags. :facepalm:
     
  13. IBsleuthin

    IBsleuthin New Member

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    (Teacher pointing to the kindergartners) --------> "And as for all the rest of you...Peter, Daniel, Mathew, MARK I SEE YOU over there, Luke!, and JOHN all of you OUT!! There's an officer waiting to see you down at the courthouse."


    "People these days...naming their child just anything from the Bible...GEEZZZ"


    :jail:

    (Teacher looks down at her name tag)..."Oh wait! My name is Sarah."
     
  14. CHERIE.T

    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    stupid stupid stupid choice of names/ ugh, IMOO
     
  15. legalmania

    legalmania Verified Paralegal

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    Now here is a name to get upset about if you are a guy.


    [video=youtube;_rleFAS_B04]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rleFAS_B04[/video]
     
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    TrackerSam New Member

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    Meet Queen Latifah.
     
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    oh her real name is Dana. I have no problem with anyone naming there kid anything. And messiah is a popular name. My kid goes to daycare with a boy named messiah.
     
  18. Nova

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    You may say the Lord's Prayer anywhere you like, particularly if you don't disrupt the proceedings. It just can't be part of the school's official program for the evening because the school shouldn't be endorsing prayers.
     
  19. defense101

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    Why should a child's name be determined by a judge? Disgusting is that what that is IMO
     
  20. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    What about Jermajesty?
    I thought that was pretty crazy... but it was allowed. :waitasec:
     

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