Let’s Have A Contest

So the Mayor of Macon has converted to Islam and wants the very uninspiring name of Hakim Mansour Ellis. Even the terrorists on 24 have cooler names than that!

So, let’s pick a new name for C. Jack — gotta be a name of Arabic heritage.

I vote for Abdul Fathi Ellis.

Hakim Mansour, btw, means Insightful Victorious.

What do you pick?

28 comments

  1. Oh brother, i don’t know what i’m going to do with you chillun pharisees. Erick, go back and read the book of Mathew.

    http://www.allaboutgod.com/love-thy-neighbor.htm
    Love thy Neighbor – Christ’s Answer to Religion
    Love thy neighbor was, in part, Jesus’ answer when the Pharisees, the chief religious sect of that day, asked Him about the greatest commandment in the Law
    (See Matthew 22:36-40).
    These religious leaders had made almost an art form of classifying all the various laws and giving them relative degrees of importance, so in asking Jesus this question, their aim was to test Him.

    His answer stunned them: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.

    And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

  2. jkga says:

    That’s strange – I was under the impression (from numerous comments elsewhere on this blog) that the only people in this country who were subject to mockery for their faith were those poor, persecuted, demonized Christians. I guess nobody can make that argument anymore. Live and learn.

  3. CTM says:

    jkga,

    Making fun of his name is not making fun of his religion. You can be a practicing, faithful Muslim and be named Bill Smith or Joe Jones. When my wife converted from Southern Baptist to Roman Catholic, she didn’t change her name to Mother Teresa.

  4. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    Boutros Boutros Ellis…except the original Boutros Boutros was a Coptic Christain…oh well, Ellis didn’t convert his last name, so who’s following the rules anyway?

  5. jkga says:

    CTM-

    I don’t think you can separate mocking the action (the name change) from mocking the underlying faith. People of all faiths do things that seem strange or illogical or unnecessary to outsiders.

  6. gatormathis says:

    I guess when you have a city so screwed up, you just try and create a diversion to get folks mind’s off the obvious.

    Bread and circuses is what the Romans called it.

    I think we call it sports and politics.

  7. Erick,

    Tell the kid who was looking for a job that Macon will probably match his Max Burns salary if he keeps his thumb in the dike.

    http://www.macon-bibb.com/Levee.htm

    and lighten up on your wife will ya, i don’t want her flooding Bibb County with anymore frivolous law suits or converting to Buddhism to get back at you… Be careful will ya, Christians come after you with machetes, i’m not sure what other faiths use.

    When i was on death row back in 2002. I tried to get every Nurse with child to name their child after me. I can quit worrying now cause i think Mansour means Victor.

  8. csufbomb says:

    Bedan Brekfazh Ellis? – opens up a new career opportunity when he inevitably loses the next election.

    Uran N’fadel Ellis? – the truth will set him free. Or not.

    Cat Stevens Ellis? – we’re missing one Cat Stevens via conversion. Here’s a chance to fill the void.

  9. jkga says:

    Erick-

    I see, that’s cool – you’re mocking the person, not the religion. Let me give it a try-

    George W. Bush is one dumb-ass Christian!

    Hey, that felt good. And in no way did it cast any sort of aspersions on the Christian faith. Thanks for clarifying.

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