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  •  what's wrong with Messiah? (1+ / 0-)
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    Shotput8

    Not a name I would choose, but it's just a name.  It signifies hope for millions of  people.

    •  There's nothing wrong with it from where I sit (0+ / 0-)

      But the judge is likely correct that it would offend a good number of people who place importance on that sort of thing.

      Money doesn't talk it swears.

      by Coss on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 08:43:10 PM PDT

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      •  Next thing you know there will be a war on (0+ / 0-)

        Christmas.

      •  highly unlikely. In any case I would presume the (1+ / 0-)
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        name is meant to praise Christ and not to claim the kid actually IS the messiah (not that that should  make a whit of a difference).  And that most highly religious people would know and accept that.  Messiah IS a name that is common enough in some circles--(not to mention, as have others, the hundreds of thousands of 'Jesus's' in the world.  (or Christophers, for that matter...)

        also you could find a small subset of people offended by any name.

        The judge is a lunatic with no concept of church/state separation.  

        Now, if you were to name a child Adolph Hitler, or N*gger, or K*ke, I"m not sure what the rules are but there may be grounds for negligence on the part of the parents, if the kid were to run into difficulties later.

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