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ThorGoLucky
Snuggle Wolf

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Posted - 05/30/2012 :  12:23:32  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I thank Matt Henkel for bringing this to my attention.

http://www.christiansagainstnike.com

A diatribe of black-and-red-and-bold-font crazy by Charles W. Hubbard who is against Nike because it's named after a pagan goddess. He wants Christians to buy from Love Christian Wear instead, a company that he owns. Love...oh the irony.

I emailed Mr. Hubbard and asked if he knew that Easter was named after a pagan goddess. I await his reply if any.

Edited by - ThorGoLucky on 05/30/2012 12:27:25

Baxter
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USA
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Posted - 05/30/2012 :  12:41:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Baxter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Gosh, that's one of the stupidest things I've seen in a long time. Some of the Independent Fundamentalist Baptists in my area would probably buy into it.

"We tend to scoff at the beliefs of the ancients. But we can't scoff at them personally, to their faces, and this is what annoys me." ~from Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

"We can be as honest as we are ignorant. If we are, when asked what is beyond the horizon of the known, we must say that we do not know." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 05/30/2012 :  18:10:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm surprised that Freaky Fred and his tour of hate at the Westboro Baptist Church aren't all over this.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2012 :  21:38:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I hate it when Christians create much better parodies of themselves than I can hope to. There should be a law. I mean, in addition to Poes's Law.

I didn't see a picture of their Jesus footwear. Wouldn't these be sandals, probably with a spike-hole through them?

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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ThorGoLucky
Snuggle Wolf

USA
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Posted - 05/31/2012 :  00:03:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ja Mooner, it's kinda like that Unicorn Healing Practitioner website, but it's acrimonious. Here is Mr. Hubbard's response to my email as to if he knew that Easter was named after a pagan goddess:

Thanks for sharing.

I was not aware of that...
and will look into that more.

I am called to elevate awareness
about the company that Satan uses
to dishonor God around the world...
and it will probably cause us to
open our eyes to other things
like you just mentioned.

God bless.
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On fire for Christ
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Saudi Arabia
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Posted - 05/31/2012 :  00:09:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send On fire for Christ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
at least he's consistent.

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 05/31/2012 :  02:06:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by On fire for Christ

at least he's consistent.
One of the last epitaphs I would want on my headstone would be "He was consistent".

Like any greedy (Christianist or otherwise) huckster bent upon selling questionable goods, this guy's willing to metaphorically sacrifice his own children to make the competition look bad. See how he throws his coreligionist Tebow under the bus by falsely accusing him of being a Pagan worshiper who kneels in homage to the goddess Nike. The very idea would befuddle the poor simpleton Tebow.

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 05/31/2012 02:11:19
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Dave W.
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Posted - 05/31/2012 :  04:37:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, now that you've got his ear (ahem) Thor, you should hit him up with a list of other things that pay casual tribute to pagan deities. Most obviously, the U.S. military for their Nike missiles and other god-named equipment.

Venus razors.
Mars bars.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Ajax.
January, March, May and possibly June.
Atlases.
Atlas Van Lines.
NASA (Apollo program, etc).
The Apollo theater.
Saturn cars.
FTD (the flower folks, for using Hermes' wings in their logo).
Mercury Records.
Mercury cars.
Mercury thermometers, sphygmomanometers and barometers.
The Olympics.
Orion Pictures.
All Vulcanized rubber products.
Athens, Georgia (really, there are far too many places named after gods to list, but he should definitely avoid going to any other nearby planet).
Any cereal.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 05/31/2012 :  04:42:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Disney (for Pluto, etc.)

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On fire for Christ
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Posted - 05/31/2012 :  05:05:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send On fire for Christ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
you forgot saturday.

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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 05/31/2012 :  05:27:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by On fire for Christ

you forgot saturday.
In fact, in English, four days of the week are named for Germanic gods (Tiw's-day, Wodin's-day, Thor's-day and Freya's-day). Sunday and Monday are named for celestial bodies (the Sun and the Moon), and Saturday is named for the Roman god Saturn as well as his planet.

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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 05/31/2012 :  06:41:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Well, now that you've got his ear (ahem) Thor, you should hit him up with a list of other things that pay casual tribute to pagan deities. Most obviously, the U.S. military for their Nike missiles and other god-named equipment.

Venus razors.
Mars bars.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Ajax.
January, March, May and possibly June.
Atlases.
Atlas Van Lines.
NASA (Apollo program, etc).
The Apollo theater.
Saturn cars.
FTD (the flower folks, for using Hermes' wings in their logo).
Mercury Records.
Mercury cars.
Mercury thermometers, sphygmomanometers and barometers.
The Olympics.
Orion Pictures.
All Vulcanized rubber products.
Athens, Georgia (really, there are far too many places named after gods to list, but he should definitely avoid going to any other nearby planet).
Any cereal.


Why stop there?

Soccer (futbal) star Pele (after the Hawaiian volcano goddess of the same name)
The word "echo"
Quite a few DSM-IV maladies (narcisism, etc)
Excaliber gentleman's club in Chicago
Every named planet, dwarf planet, and moon. (our own moon is Luna, a moon goddess)
Ra-men noodles (Egyptian)
Spaghetti (Pastafarianism)


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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
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Posted - 05/31/2012 :  07:34:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And when the Old Testament tells of Moses climbing Mount Sinai to commune with his god, it's interesting to note that Sinai apparently is the "mountain of Sin," Sin being god of the moon in Mesopotamian mythology. And Wiki says. . .
According to the researchers of the Documentary hypothesis, the name "Sinai" is only used in the Torah by the Jahwist and Priestly source, whereas Horeb is only used by the Elohist and Deuteronomist.
. . . which could quite plausibly indicate competing and parallel Moon-God and Sun-God (Sin and Horeb) cults in early Hebrew prehistory, cults that were ultimately unified into Yahweh.

So no pagan Sinai Shoes, or horrid Horeb Sneakers, fergawdssake!

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Edited by - HalfMooner on 05/31/2012 07:38:32
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Dave W.
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USA
25977 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2012 :  09:11:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by On fire for Christ

you forgot saturday.
According to Wikipedia, the etymology of 'saturday' stems from words for 'sabbath,' and it is not a reference to Saturn.

Whoops, read that wrong. Nevermind.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 05/31/2012 :  09:21:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Valiant Dancer

Why stop there?
'Cause I ran out of time.

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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 05/31/2012 :  10:00:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by Valiant Dancer

Why stop there?
'Cause I ran out of time.


Feh. Excuses.

Next you'll try to convince me you have a life or a job or somethin like that.

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