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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Jesus Melvin Christ

It’s with dismay that I read recently a mis-guided judge in Tennessee forced a mother to rename her child from Messiah to Mark because “the religious name was earned by one person and that one person is Jesus Christ.”

Really?

When I looked up the population census for Jerusalem in the year one AD it’s clear to see his birth record states his first name is Jesus and his last night is Christ. Did you know his middle name was Melvin? Jesus Melvin Christ.  (True!)  There’s no Messiah in that name. He weighed in at 6 pounds 6 ounces and his birth mother and birth father are listed as Mary Elizabeth and Joseph Conrad Christ.

So why did the Judge waste tax payers dollars to make such a silly ruling?

I think it’s because she couldn’t wrap her tongue around Messiah while singing “The Name Game” song.

“Messiah Messiah Bo Bessiah Banana Fanna Fo Fassiah Fe Fo Mo Essiah... Messiah!”  Try singing that repeatedly and your tongue will surely get all twisted and tied.

If you don’t know “The Name Game” song you should learn it. It was originally a huge hit for Shirley Ellis and many years later recorded by Laura Branigan. Here’s a performance from the great Shirley Ellis:



The non-impartial judge blurred the lines between separation of church and state on this ruling. It should be appealed.

What makes this so strange is that in 2012 Messiah was listed as #4 on the list of most popular baby names.

It’s now 2013 which means at this very moment there are a lot of Messiahs getting potty trained...

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