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Little Kernel


All creatures great and small.


The Passion of the Christ

General Audience Faith for the Whole Family!Entertainment Value: Coveted Four Popcorn Piece Rating
Family ExperienceIn the heart of Contra Costa County, California, the Truman** family demonstrated their devotion to God by giving each child a name from the Bible. However, the symbolism doesn't stop there. The first letter of each child's name, in birth sequence from oldest to youngest, spells out "Jesus Christ." This impressive statement of faith also must come in handy, as the mother can use her acrostic to see which of her eleven children are missing at any given time.


Anonymous Franny said...

Eleven children! Wow, must be Catholic!

4:54 PM  
Blogger little kernel said...

franny: Or, just a fertile Myrtle!

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check your sources, but I suppose the "U" Bible book is either ".Umbers", ".Udges", ".Uth", ".Uke", ".Ude", or, if not acceptable, then I guess we're stuck with "Unknown"?

6:53 PM  
Blogger little kernel said...

anonymous: Actually, they use biblical names, not names of biblical books. So, "Uriah" comes to mind, at least. Not quite the same ring that "Umbers" and "Uke" have to them, but perhaps closer to the text?

7:02 PM  
Blogger Soyola said...

I don't understand these religions fanatics. Naming your child " Jesus" won't make him special but it will have a reverse effect. It will pretty much guarantee that his child won't be politician, doctor, or lawyer. Would you elect Jesus into any policital office?

7:09 PM  
Blogger Soyola said...

You have very creative blog here

7:26 PM  
Blogger little kernel said...

soyola: Thanks for the compliment! I'd want Jesus himself as my doctor probably (hey, he defied death), and definitely as my lawyer (his responses to the hypocrites of his day were amazingly intelligent), but probably not as my congressman.

Question is, would you want someone named Jesus Christ as your elected official? I'd pass, but out in California, we'd probably do it. Would make for some interesting headlines!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

LOL! I don't know if that's funny or jacked up! :-P

9:11 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Omigawd. *jaw drops* you have one catchy looking blogspot here! OH wise one, please teach me, even though...even though i'm a stranger! we're all part of the blogger community, correct? =P haha jk..you can ignore me if you like lol

9:34 PM  
Blogger little kernel said...

lord valek: Perhaps it's funny and a little jacked up!

cheerbearrr: I'd love to teach you. E-mail me (click the link on the left sidebar) and I'll give you some design tips. :)

9:46 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

well, i dunno if i...agree totally on the fact of that being faith...i mean, people are allowed to call their kids whatever name they see fit...but if my parents alled my Uriah, Ugur, Ucal, Uel, Ulai, Ulam, or Ulla, i think i would be a little angry at them... But, I suppose people don't always express their faith in the way that I see fit... Very interesting information though, well done ^^


9:47 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

oh, by the way...you should review hero, fantastic story

9:49 PM  
Blogger little kernel said...

chris: Yeah, I agree. If I were named "Ucal" or "Ulla," I'd probably be pretty bitter and choose a new religion purely out of spite. Then again, this mother just chose a name for each child (each a bible name) to spell out "Jesus Christ." (Child one starts with the letter J, child two starts with the letter E, etc., right through Child 11 who started with the final T.)

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You do have a very interesting blog. Are these things for real?

Keep writing..


11:10 PM  
Blogger little kernel said...

anonymous / j: Thanks for the feedback! Yeah, each one of these stories were either witnessed by me personally, or happened to one of my best friends. Each one has been fact-checked, too! I'm telling you, people are the best free entertainment out there!

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Chocolate_luvr said...

hey, thanx for commenting on my blog! yeahh.. i just realized how to get icons in my blog.. its pretty amazing and exciting! :D
-so all you have to do is just go on Xanga.com and find a bunch of other ppl's icons (theres tonnes!) and then save picture in your folder, and upload the picture on blogger.. i hope it works! if not, just write me back :)

11:31 PM  
Blogger little kernel said...

chocolate_luvr Thanks for the tip! Perhaps a custom icon is the next addition here!

12:00 AM  
Blogger Rob7534 said...

Very cool, funny info Lil'Kernel :) I love your BLOG!!

You would think a REAL faithful person would have used the orginal hebrew for an acrostic. But fanatics think the King James fell out of the sky, straight from GOD, English and all :)

By the way, Can I call you Lil'Kernel? Like Lil'Kim, and etc...

4:55 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

Is the family in any way related to Tom Delay?

6:47 AM  
Blogger SemiMBA said...

The passion was the most intense movie I have ever saw, and I am not even Catholic. I would never bring my kids though - way too much violence. I would rather them play GFA - SA (just kidding- what is all the qualms with the nudity. I guess nudity and sex are wrong but it is OK to kill cops)

7:56 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

your clearly crazy semimba, the game isn't black listed because of the nudity, it's black listed because of everything else in the game...drug deals, 'pimping' murder, shootouts, yes there is sex, but i think its just the brutality of it all.

8:12 AM  
Blogger Tee said...

Very creative and unique blog! I like the whole theme thing.

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

9:21 AM  
Blogger little kernel said...

rob7534: Of course you may call me Li'l Kernel! And I agree--a real fanatic would have gone with the original Hebrew. That cracked me up!

I also agree on most people feeling the King James fell out of the sky in English (complete with the Gideon logo)! I've also found it odd that a council of humans decided which books were divinely inspired and should be included.

fred: I doubt they're related to Tom Delay, though he certainly could round out the bunch by being the final "T" in Jesus Christ. ;)

semimba: I stayed away from the actual TPOTC film. Perhaps some people found it stunning, but I think if you don't appreciate the premise to begin with, you probably won't be touched by it, even with the added violence. Personally, I get the story without needing a prolonged visual.

chris: Good point! I think people are thinking about the sexual parts because of Hillary Clinton's spotlight on the "easter eggs" in the game showing some kind of sex act. My brother grew up playing violent videogames, and is an extremely gentle, intelligent guy--who isn't afraid to blow enemies away with a rocket launcher.

tee: Thanks! It dawned on me that people are always so fun to watch, and I usually tell these stories to friends. It occurred to a friend and me (Jackée) that it might be more fun to blog the strange things real people do and share it with others. :)

10:17 AM  
Blogger Soyola said...

Hey do you want to exchange links because I can easily put a link on my blog ? Let me know.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Magdalene said...


I think your blog material is very unique. I also believe in Jesus Christ and accept Him as my Savior. He miraculously healed me in 1991. This wasn't a sickness that I prayed for and in time I received my health back. His power encompassed me and I experienced His love and power literally like I have never known in my life before those very moments. He is glorious! This experience has removed my prior image of a God who just sits in judgment waiting to zap someone in error. I just thought I'd share my testimony.

PS: The KJV bible is pretty popular because any words added to the text are in italics and you know that those words are not from the Greek manuscript. Another excellent version is the ASV because it is a word for word translation. many of the modern versions paraphrase the Greek and there can be errors in the text.

By the way I love your site!Keep up the good work on your blog!


8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty good stuff! God does, and will, bless you!

11:32 PM  
Blogger little kernel said...

magdalene: Thanks for sharing your story, and your tips for bible readers!

anonymous: What a nice comment--and I didn't even sneeze!

12:51 AM  
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2:04 AM  

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