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Old 06-21-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Murika
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I am an atheist and I think this is asinine. I have a feeling most atheists feel similarly...
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:46 PM
 
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I am an atheist and I think this is asinine. I have a feeling most atheists feel similarly...
Neat.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I thought as much. Even the really militant atheists I've seen don't want to pretend history was something else. However if we go on that too much we might get this moved. So continuing on with places with religious names...

One I was wondering is are there any with religious names not taken from Christianity? It occurred to me that maybe Mecca and Medina would fit.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Mecca-California.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Medina-Ohio.html
Medina, Ohio - Ohio History Central - A product of the Ohio Historical Society

Granted their cities too, but their renown comes from religion.

The Greek and Roman Gods have a few cities named for them.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Apollo-Pennsylvania.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Jupiter-Florida.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Athena-Oregon.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Minerva-Ohio.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Ceres-California.html

Norse mythology also has some towns.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Thor-Iowa.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Odin-Illinois.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Valhalla-New-York.html

Although that's likely more historical than religious.

I believe Manitou is a figure in some American Indian mythology, looks to be Algonquin peoples, and there's a Manitou, Oklahoma.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Manitou-Oklahoma.html
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Santa Cruz, CA.

Sacramento, CA.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Texas' two biggest ones:

San Antonio (Saint Anthony)
Corpus Christi (The Body of Christ)
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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Basically the five major cities of California Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, and Sacremento are all religious place names. Along with a ton of San and Santa place names in California, there's also literally thousands of biblical place names in the USA. I grew up near a Mt. Hermon, and now I live near Mt. Tabor, both of which are places famous from association with the bible.
Bethlehem, PA, comes to mind!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I believe Dothan, Alabama's name comes from the Bible.

Genesis 37:17 "They have moved on from here," the man answered. "I heard them say, 'Let's go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan.
History of Alabama and dictionary of ... - Google Books
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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I'm more than willing to bet that many of these atheist protesters were named after a person in the bible. If so, maybe they should be changing their names.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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And the entire state of Louisiana -- where every county is a Parrish, for godsake! Among them: Assumption, Ascension, St. Charles, St. Bernard, and St. John the Baptist
Yes, down here we live in Parishes. Many towns here are also named after saints along with streets.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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"So they went to Dothan, and realized there was nothing to do, so they continued on to Panama City, drank many barrels of cheap beer, and danced with loose women."
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