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  •  One doesn't need absolute certainty to know that (2+ / 0-)
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    climate change is real.

    Or, that the word "Messiah" doesn't necessarily mean only what this judge thinks it does.

    Or, that religion comes from many places in people's hearts, minds and wallets - but, there's a whole bunch of hoping going on in any religion.  The appearance of mass hope - even mass delusion (stronger assertion, I suppose) - is inevitable from people outside of that culture, I feel.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 07:05:09 AM PDT

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    •  Please (1+ / 0-)
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      The word "Messiah" has a very clear meaning, especially in Texas.

      It's a big weasle to say otherwise.  That's akin to the bigots who say they fly a rebel flag for other reasons than bigotry.  The rebel flag does have other meanings, but one great big meaning overshadows all others, and it's exaclty the same with the word "messiah".

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 12:20:58 PM PDT

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      •  Oh (0+ / 0-)

        really?

        This has nothing to do defending a bigoted position, such as the rebel flag.  Nice logic-twisting attempt, though.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 12:28:25 PM PDT

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        •  So if you took a poll in Texas (1+ / 0-)
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          of what people thought of when they heard the word "Messiah", what do you suppose the overwhelming answer would be?

          "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

          by Subterranean on Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 01:13:21 PM PDT

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          •  Not sure what taking a poll in Texas (1+ / 0-)
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            has to do with a judge improperly passing judgement on what the word "Messiah" means and how appropriate it can be for a child's name.

            See, the judge didn't appear to be making a statement about that name's impact on people in Texas, but on her personal interpretation of what Messiah can - and, must - refer to (i.e., Jesus from the Christian faith).  As the diary I linked to clearly offered this is a inculcated, narrow and subjective interpretation of the word.

            "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

            by wader on Mon Aug 12, 2013 at 08:27:55 PM PDT

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            •  Perception is everything (0+ / 0-)

              The parents may very well mean something entirely different by the name "messiah," but if everyone else around them thinks "Jesus" when they hear the word "messiah," then that's what it effectively means.  

              "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

              by Subterranean on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 08:56:25 AM PDT

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              •  The judge argued a personal position, based (0+ / 0-)

                on their apparent view of the Christian faith, from what I could discern.

                I would consider that legally untenable, regardless of what the genpop majority may think.

                "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

                by wader on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 10:04:05 PM PDT

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