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What about evil-sounding brand names?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by ROBERTGUWAPO, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. ROBERTGUWAPO

    ROBERTGUWAPO Member

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    Brethren, would you buy consumer goods with "evil-sounding" brand names? For example: ZEUS helmets, THOR car accessories, FCUK clothing, etc...

    Did not God in the OT mention somewhere that Jews were not even to pronounce the names of pagan gods because these were detestable to Him? Just wondering.
     
  2. Emily25069

    Emily25069 New Member

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    hmm

    I think about this sometimes..

    dirt devil
    devils spit bbq sauce
    demon drop (ride at cedar point)


    there are other ones. I always think about it. The names always bug me enough to where I dont really want anything to do with them.
     
  3. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget Nike shoes (Nike= Greek goddess of victory).
     
  4. Pipedude

    Pipedude Active Member

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    COKE !

    Root Beer ! !

    D.Min degrees ! ! !
     
  5. Brother Bob

    Brother Bob New Member

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    To use Charmin is ok isn't it?
     
  6. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member

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    As long as you don't squeeze it!
     
  7. Brother Bob

    Brother Bob New Member

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    donnA New Member

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    :BangHead:
     
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    FBCPastorsWife New Member

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    There are certain things I won't buy when going thru the store if it has a questionable name on the label.
     
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    gb93433 Active Member

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    Do you mean like Catsup? Or should they have called it dogsdown?
     
  11. Helen

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    There's a lot of stuff I just look at and roll my eyes. But there is a brand name that really bugs me and I will not buy the product because of the name. That is Iam's dog food. "I Am" is God's reference to Himself and that is not something I am willing to have on a dog food in my house!
     
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    You mean I have to give up eating devil's food cake????:tear: :tear:
     
  13. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

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    If it helps, it's not Iam's. It's Iams. The man who started the company was Paul Iams.

    I know that for a fact. It was on the internet.
    I've known it a long time. Five seconds. :tongue3:
    (saw the post and thought I'd look to see where the name came from)
     
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    Diggin in da Word New Member

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    Paul Iams cannot help what name he was born with. To use the name he was born with is not using God's name wrongly.
     
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    Lagardo New Member

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    On a youth group trip to a beach, some kinds bought Sex Wax. One chaperone thought they had been to a porn shop.
     
  16. gb93433

    gb93433 Active Member

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    I have always wondered why they called it that.

    Today there are special bolts called sex bolts. That has been the name for as long as I can remember.
     
  17. donnA

    donnA New Member

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    I think our preoccupation with simple English words with no spiritual meaning, nor are they cuss words is ridiculous. It makes one no less spiritual for not buying certain products because of the name when in fact the product inside the packaging is a product you buy under a different name. Nor does it make one less spiritual for buying it.
     
  18. EdSutton

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    Are you sure you maybe don't mean "Hex" bolts, another longtime name of a particular type of bolts. I use 'em but sometimes only after I have an exorcism with 'em, first. 'Cause I've been known on occasion to really "bless 'em out"! :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Ed
     
  19. Brother Bob

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    You done it now Ed; took the fun out of it.
     
  20. EdSutton

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    As to names, I can attest to a similar name. A fairly close friend of mine 35 years ago in Bible College was Sam Iiams. Also the pastor at that time of a nearby Baptist church to the school, was named Immanuel Immanuel. No kidding, folks!

    Ed
     
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