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MJSeals October 22nd, 2014 2:44pm

If there is a town named "The body of Christ," should they be forced to change their name?

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/22/14 7:48 am

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Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
10/22/14 8:57 am

Why? Does it offend some idiot that doesn't even live there?? So what!!!!

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MJSeals J.D.
10/22/14 10:01 am

Exactly. That was also part of the inspiration. I figured LA was too well know to use for poll one. I wanted to test Church v. State. Not geography

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sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
10/22/14 8:56 am

His geographical ignorance.

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Maj Worth Economist
10/22/14 8:05 am

Where are these questions coming from?

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/22/14 1:13 pm

I don't hear anyone talking about changing San Fran's name because it's named after a saint...

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sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
10/22/14 9:08 am

Great...I'm sure we'll all be enlightened.

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EarlyBird Portland
10/22/14 8:15 am

Didn't you ask this question the other day? Quit messing with us!

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MJSeals J.D.
10/22/14 9:17 am

My hypothesis is that someone sees "Corpus Christi" and doesn't make the religious connections right away but "The Body of Christ" is more outright. I didn't link anything because I wanted to keep as many people in the dark as the the actual…

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MJSeals J.D.
10/22/14 9:18 am

Translation.

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/22/14 7:49 am

Yes, and establish a reeducation camp too. Undoubtedly the name made them all convert to Christianity.

musiman28 Cotton country
10/22/14 9:50 am

No, Corpus Christi should not change it's name.

musiman28 Cotton country
10/22/14 9:54 am

And I will admit, before these polls, I'd never considered the meaning of the name.

Maj Worth Economist
10/22/14 9:57 am

Oh. I totally think that happens. Compare: Los Angeles, and The Angels.

Kimbobee the middle of nowhere
10/22/14 9:02 am

Probably. Utah has the weirdest names for cities and children lol

MJSeals J.D.
10/22/14 9:06 am

Umm no, not ignorant at all. There is a point to this. There is a city named both Corpus Christi and the body of Christ. South of Houston in Texas. There is something I'm looking for in this poll.

Maj Worth Economist
10/22/14 10:11 am

The problem that you run into is a lot of places like that were named before they became part of the US. Corpus Christi is a weird case, though, because it was named in the 1500s, but settled 300 years later.

MJSeals J.D.
10/22/14 9:15 am

I just got done dealing with little kids at an elementary school. You don't like my poll don't vote on it. Don't follow me if you don't like the polls. I'm testing to see if a direct religious statement differs in the minds compared to indirect…

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/22/14 6:58 pm

Yep, it's a double standard. You can't disagree with one, and be ok with the other.

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/22/14 7:01 pm

It's Corpus Christi, which translates to the body of Christ. I don't think that Corpus Christi is much of a mouthful as saying you are from The Body of Christ, Texas.

sojourner present
10/22/14 9:27 am

Forced no, but using the phrase as a town name is a bit unwieldy and awkward. Their letterhead would be interesting. I'd advocate a change perhaps on these grounds, but no force necessary. Under what mechanism could a change be forced?

USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
10/22/14 8:33 am

It would most likely be in Utah. :-)(

sdbrev210 The Pursuit of Happiness
10/22/14 10:32 am

Actually the Bay was named for the Church festival day on which it was discovered. A settlement on the bay was named Kinney's Trading Post in the 1800s and later adopted the name of the bay for mail purposes.