I'm a fiction writer and I attack god and religion in my novels. That's not the main thrust of my sci-fi and horror novels, but it's a constant in all my books (3 1/2 so far). I'm still unpublished but hope that will change this year. So, here is my question.

I wrote a sci-fi novel that takes place about 50 years in the future. One of the characters in the book is the pope of that era. What name should I use for him? Ideally, it would be a name that religious folks see as possible for a pope, while also having a snarky connotation. The last is optional but it would be nice. Any thoughts? I'm unschooled in these matters.

He is a very funny pope. I think some folks here would enjoy him. Thanks in advance for any help you may provide.

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Comment by Richard Healy on January 3, 2011 at 5:31pm

"Dave"

 

He wanted the church to be more approachable and friendly. He even tried growing a beard as he'd read on the internet people might think him virile and wise. Which had backfired horribly, so the less said about it the better.

Comment by Shannon on January 3, 2011 at 5:17pm

Gomer- Hosea picked as his wife when god told him to marry a whore.  Yeah god!  Hosea1

Job - Shit happens and it all happens to Job.

Jonah- A whale of a tale! Jonah was tossed out of a boat because the sailors thought him unlucky.  Even the whale couldn't stomach this little shit. 

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Judah-  Tricked by daughter in law posing as whore into conceiving child with her and having to claim it.  Tamar was her name.  Smart chick.  She gained some control and power over her life.

Ahab- King, husband to Jezebel, idolator, lustful, greedy, and cowardly.  Dressed as common soldier to escape notice by enemy.  Did a lot of things against the prophecies and wishes of the advisors and came to a bad end.  

 

sau- "Hairy, fully formed"  firstborn twin who gave away his birthright for stew. hunter. daddys boy. 

Jacob- "Heel catcher"- momma's boy.  favored of god.  Stayed inside.  Not outdoorsy. 

 

These below  unusual.  Probably not worth it.  ped pah pda= ransomed, redeemed, redemption, delivered, pardoned. 

Pedahel-"redeemed or cleansed by god"

Pedazur- "rock of redemption.

Pediah- "redemption of the lord'

Pdayah- "he has ransomed"  Paid folks off. 

 

i could go on. But these are enough.

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