Pope rails against rise of un-Christi...

Pope rails against rise of un-Christian names

There are 6 comments on the Vancouver Sun story from Jan 10, 2011, titled Pope rails against rise of un-Christian names. In it, Vancouver Sun reports that:

Pope Benedict XVI leaves St. Peter's Basilica. He has warned parents against giving children celebrity-inspired names and urged them to turn to the Bible for inspiration instead.

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Saint LaFonda

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 11, 2011
I gotta agree with the Pope on this one. If you are a Christian and you name your kid Cadillac, you are probably missing the meaning of being Christian..
Bareny Stinson

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Jan 12, 2011
Saint LaFonda wrote:
I gotta agree with the Pope on this one. If you are a Christian and you name your kid Cadillac, you are probably missing the meaning of being Christian..
Wrong. If you are a Catholic and you name your kid Cadillac, you are probably missing the meaning of being Catholic.

Because the point of being Catholic is all about the pagentry, pomp, and tradition. Only a church that has "a proper time to kneel" would require that you name you baby a certain way in order for the kid to feel religious.

Believe it or not, if you're a proper parent, your child can know about religion regardless of what his name is.
Bareny Stinson

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jan 12, 2011
from the article:
"To deprive our children of that sense of having a protecting saint is to rob them of something very significant."

According to official statistics, the most popular name for newborns in Britain is Mohammed, after the Islamic prophet. A total of 7,549 newborns were given variations of the name last year. It overtook Jack, which topped the list for 14 years.
Really? I wasn't aware of a Saint Jack. What's he the patron of, whiskey?

“I hate watermelon!”

Since: Dec 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#4 Jan 13, 2011
Bareny Stinson wrote:
from the article:<quoted text>
Really? I wasn't aware of a Saint Jack. What's he the patron of, whiskey?
The pope really believes that if you name a kid after a saint, the kid is somehow "protected"? That's superstition!
Brian

Natick, MA

#5 Jan 13, 2011
The pope prefers WHITE names. That's basically what he is saying.

“I hate watermelon!”

Since: Dec 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#6 Jan 13, 2011
Brian wrote:
The pope prefers WHITE names. That's basically what he is saying.
In that case, I suggest Saint Jamal or Saint Jemima.

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