Quoting messiah1, reply 4
...(before you ask H666, dig for the reason behind my name) .
Now you have me very curious. I've tried a 15-minute search of the forums and Google and I'm coming up with nothing. For those of us know don't know, would you mind explaining it?
Because my nick is messiah1, alot of closed minded people just assume that I'm some sort of religeous freak pushing a god agenda. I'm not. The backstory to the nick begins when I was adopted at the age of 10 by religeous zealots that pushed god down my throat every chance they could. By the age of 11 I had the names of the books of the bible memorized. By 13 I had read the bible cover to cover and had to write papers for my adopted father on my interpretation of the books as well as how they applied to my life. I was forced to fast for days to cleanse my wicked ways. etc. etc. ect.
One can only take so much oppression. By the age of 15, I started to rebel. I read as many things as I could about "opposing" religions. I stopped participating in church and it's functions. I decided that religion did not fit me as a person and I gave it up. I joined the Marines at age 17, with their grudging permission and got the hell out of there upon graduation.
Here's where the nick comes in. In my first unit, there was a Sergeant who reminded me of my adoptive parents. Always spewing god this and god that. I have no problem with religion as a concept and do not mind that other's practice it. What I do mind is when it's shoved down my throat. I had many debates with said Sergeant and usually they ended with him frustrated and angry. Now one day, this Sergeant tells us that we all need to come up with call-signs for a mission. So I naturally pick something that is going to get on his nerves. When he asks me what mine is, I tell him messiah. Visibly upset (which was the point) he says "You're not the messiah!" And I said, "How do you know?" That was the end of the conversation. The nick stuck all through my career and has followed me here, with the addition of the 1 since messiah was already taken.
Long I know.