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President-elect Obama has chosen the Secret Service code name 'Renegade'. And what precisely does renegade mean? It comes from the Spanish word renegado, meaning one who has renounced Christianity and converted to Islam.

conservapedia, conservapedia (main page) 62 Comments [11/21/2008 7:22:17 PM]
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Malkavian Jeff

OMG, Islam is SOOO anti Christian!!!! How come Christians don't bullshit Scientology or other religions as rediculous as theirs?

11/21/2008 7:24:24 PM

Yahweh's Toaster

It means to deny. It doesn't have any religious implications to it.

11/21/2008 7:26:26 PM

G Zimmer

True, the word used to be used in reference to a fallen Christian or a lordless knight, similar to the Japanese word 'ronin.'

And by 'used to' I mean '800 years ago.'

I shouldn't be surprised, as conservapedia lives by going batshit crazy over things that wouldn't make 99% of anyone bat an eye.

11/21/2008 7:27:49 PM

toothache

Fail english. The word you're looking for is apostate. Easy mistake to make.

11/21/2008 7:28:20 PM

wat

wat

11/21/2008 7:31:07 PM

Paschal Wagner

And "maverick" used to mean an unbranded cow.

11/21/2008 7:32:45 PM

myheadhurts

good for him

next

11/21/2008 7:33:00 PM

Grigadil

The name chosen for Mrs Obama is "Renaissance". btw, Secret Service chose the names.

That's another harbinger of doom for the Christers.

11/21/2008 7:35:54 PM

iflurry

It's not a code name if numbnuts from Conservapedia can figure it out, now is it?

11/21/2008 7:36:32 PM

emau99

[And what precisely does renegade mean?...one who has renounced Christianity and converted to Islam.]

That's a bit of a stretch, don't you think?

M-W.com had the following:

1) a deserter from one faith, cause, or allegiance to another
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/renegade

There's no specific mention of Christianity or Islam.

Of course, all this is irrelevant. There is no religious test for government office. Separation of church and state, remember?

11/21/2008 7:37:42 PM

A Friend

Yeah, Obama is an evil muslim. Did you also know he was a card carrying member of the Soviet communist party and his first presidential act will be to bring Lenin back to life. Must crush capitalism

11/21/2008 7:38:42 PM

Poppy Pomfrey

Good Grief!

If he'd chosen the name jesus as his code name, it would have been wrong too, right?!

11/21/2008 7:40:28 PM

Slayer

Just another reason why no one takes conservapedia seriously, except for the few people that contribute to it. My favorite part of the site is how in the debate topics they use conservapedia as a source...

11/21/2008 7:45:31 PM

Geno

When was the last time the Muslims had a major hold on Spain? Five hundred years ago? Even if that was the word's origin, (which I doubt,) its usage in English means something very different... Try using a dictionary in your own language.

11/21/2008 7:46:53 PM

Lucilius

Secret Service chooses the code names, dumbass, not the President.

11/21/2008 7:47:38 PM

Shadoboy

I insist, you can find better info Encyclopedia Dramatica.

11/21/2008 7:48:42 PM

David G

Technically the White House Communications Agency chooses the nicknames.

11/21/2008 7:53:25 PM

aaa

As opposed to maverick?

11/21/2008 7:54:23 PM

Disreg

What exactly is the point of these SECRET Service codenames if they're being put out on press release?

11/21/2008 7:55:36 PM

Chamale

I've often seen "renegade" used as a near synonym to "maverick".

11/21/2008 8:00:23 PM

Giveitaday

Let's break this bullshit down.

President-elect Obama has chosen the Secret Service code name 'Renegade'

Charges of the Secret Service do not get to pick their codename, the Secret Service picks the codenames and changes them every so often. You a making a flat out lie

And what precisely does renegade mean?

In the current vernacular? Or the antiquated use of the word. Do you even know?

It comes from the Spanish word renegado

My knowledge of spanish is limited, so i'll give you that one.

meaning one who has renounced Christianity and converted to Islam.

The Reconquista is over, deal with it. Words change meanings over time and translation and using an archaic meaning is a clear attempt to mislead and decive.

Regardless of the original usage of the word it is not the meaning of it in the vulgar argot of today and you know it, I'm quite sure there are plenty of words you use today that no god fearing christian would have used 800 years ago.

11/21/2008 8:00:26 PM

Drax

What's the point of a code name if everyone knows what it is?

11/21/2008 8:03:47 PM

john

Yeah, but Obama speaks English. What's your point? The word God comes from a word for a Germanic mound spirit.

11/21/2008 8:15:38 PM

Dr. Funkenstein

Conservapedia is apparently run by a bunch of brain rot.

11/21/2008 9:01:23 PM

a mind far far away

Wow, so my three years of Spanish classes in high school were a complete waste of time, then? Damn, I should have just went to fundy schools instead, they would have taught me the real meaning of words.

11/21/2008 9:05:13 PM
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