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    Christian Wants to Change the Name of Mt. Diablo

    Christian Wants to Change the Name of Mt. Diablo

    I mean... why should something so beautiful be named after the devil?  According to Arthur Mijares it is "derogatory, pejorative, offensive, obscene, blasphemous and profane."  At least that's what the federal papers he signed this week attest to.

    According to an article in the LA Times, "I just happen to be an ordinary man that worships God," Mijares said by way of explanation. "He gave me this task in my prayer time. I said, 'Lord, they're going to think I'm a loon.' "

    You're right Arthur.  I do.

    But then again, what if God did say to him this was his task.

    But would God have such a task.  Does God care that a mountain is named Mt. Diablo.

    But if God DID give him this task, would he really want the mountain re-named Mt. Reagan (after the American President)?  That's what Mijares wants it named.  I would think that, push come to shove, that God would pick a different name.  Maybe Mt. Mary (after his earthly mother); or Sunshine Mountain (after the popular Sunday School song).

    I guess God did tell Noah to build an ark.  But somehow, that seems different to me.

    So... what do you think?

    Did God give this task to Arthur?  Is it something God would do?  And why would God re-name it Mt. Reagan?

    If you were God, what would you name a mountain?

    (As you can tell, I'm a little disturbed this morning)



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    1. Leonard on Wed, March 10, 2010


    2. bishopdave on Wed, March 10, 2010

      Maybe if one climbs the mountain to the top he can jump up and down and honestly say, “I have conquored El Diablo!!”

      This reminds me of the idea of Freedom Fries. Yeah, I get where you’re coming from, but no.

    3. CS on Wed, March 10, 2010

      ““He gave me this task in my prayer time. I said, ‘Lord, they’re going to think I’m a loon.’ “”

      Wait, by most evangelical standards today, because this man was given a vision, therefore his desire must be true and supported!


    4. Timothy Friend on Thu, March 11, 2010

      The County Board of Supervisors voted to NOT change the name.  I can’t believe this lunatic has gotten so much press.  He clearly does not have a life.  I cannot imagine for one second that God is the least bit concerned about a small mountain named for the devil.  I have lived near it most of my life and it is a beautiful place to hike and visit.  With so many real issues that need to be addressed in this world (like helping those devastated by earthquakes, human trafficking, feeding, housing and providing clean water to millions of needy people, etc.) I am baffled as to why this has gotten any attention at all.

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