Christian etymology 2
The basic etymology of the name "Christian", from the Greco-Roman "Christ"; from the Egyptian "krst", meaning: mummy, anointed, messiah, based on the rising of Osiris, as described in the Passion of Osiris; from the stellar phenomena of the perceptual “rising” of Orion (the warrior) constellation, which the early Egyptians personified as the god Sah (later syncretized with Osiris).
In etymologies, Christopher, among other male variants, e.g. Chris, Christiaan, Christoph, Christian, etc, and female variants, e.g. Cristine, Christina, etc., is a popular first name given to children, the root of which is based on the the Egyptian term "krst" (pronounced: Christ), meaning mummy arisen, based on the rising of Osiris, which is based on the rising of the Orion constellation. [N1]

The first-layer, commonly-known, root of the name "Christian" is based on Jesus Christ; the second-layer deeper root of which being based on the Egyptian term krst, pronounced “Christ” in Greek, meaning “mummy or anointed”, referring to the resurrection or rising of the dead Osiris, the world’s first mummy, as explained in the Passion of Osiris; the third-layer root of which, being based on the god Sah, the personification of the Orion nebula, and the daily phenomena of the so-called “rising of Orion” from the dead, as the constellation, in the form of a person, i.e. Orion the Hunter (Greek) or Sah (Osiris) the conqueror or unifier of Upper and Lower Egypt riding his star boat (Egyptian), appears to a nighttime observer to “rise” from the horizontal to vertical position, from 8PM to midnight, and therein come, according to astro-theological beliefs, prevalent in 3100BC, come back to life. [N1]

The sighting of the phenomenon of the “rising of Orion”, in the northern hemisphere, begins to be observable in Nov, in the east, by 8:30 or 9, and continues, supposedly, for a few weeks, arising earlier each night, and therein, the three belt stars become the brightest stars in the sky, outshining everything except the moon. (Ѻ)

Sometime, between 3500 to 2500BC, the annual rebirth of the sun god Ra was syncretized with the rising of Orion, timed to the rising of the twin star Sirius (Sirius A and Sirius B), and the annual 150 day Nile River flood, so that the mummy, i.e. Osiris mummy or Jesus figure, was depicted with a sun disc (or halo) on his head, as shown above (right) or below (right):
Sun and Orion theories
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Hmolscience | Christophers
In hmolscience, an atomic theory based belief system, the name “Christopher” is an uncommon name, per reason that the school “most accused of atheism”, as English natural philosopher Francis Bacon put in circa 1601, is the school of “Leucippus and Democritus and Epicurus”, according to which their exists a paucity of Christopher names, among the 1,000+ Hmolpedia biographies. Those known are listed below:


1.Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695)c.1680?Turned away from Calvinism and from Catholicism; though seems, in the end, to have harbored some “first cause” (see: causality) belief in god framework, similar to his associate atomic theory reviver Pierre Gassendi. (Ѻ)
2.Christoph Wieland (1733-1813)1809Religion icon 20x27Argued vehemently against Goethe's human chemical theory.
3.Christoph Ballot (1817-1890) 1858Religion icon 20x27 In 1849, published “Sketch of a Physiology of the Inorganic Realm of Nature”, which argued, mathematically, that atoms, in matter, attract each other, but the surrounding ether particles repelled each other; argued (1858) against the calculation of the speeds of gas molecules by Clausius; was the “was the son of a minister from Kloetinge in the Netherlands” (Ѻ); was “was quite religious and an active member of the Walloon church” (Ѻ).
4.Christopher Dawson (1889-1970)1957Religion icon 20x27[?] Describes social mechanics (discussed here), along with social physics, and social energetics, as one of the defunct corpses of sociology’s past.
5.Christian Anfinsen (1916-1995) 1970sReligion icon 20x27 Son of Bible reading Lutherans, was agnostic throughout existence, until after his 1972 Nobel Prize in chemistry win, after which he “found God”, commenting famously, views such as: “I think only an idiot can be an atheist” (1989), etc.
6.Christopher Gray (1941-)2010Religion icon 20x27 [?] Writes about the “danger of a mechanistic social science”, in the theories of Maurice Hauriou; the same warnings emanating from the pen of John Wojcik (2006) of the Christianity-based Villanova University (see: Rossini debate).
7.Christopher Langan (1952-) c.1995Religion icon 20x27Cited on the IQ: 200+ page; advocates for an information theory of God.
8.Christopher Southgate (1953-)1993Religion icon 20x27Biochemist turned science-religion debate scholar.
9.Christian de Quincey (c.1955-)2002Religion icon 20x27His Radical Nature argues that consciousness, spirit, and soul extend all the way down the evolutionary ladder to the atoms and molecules.
10.Christopher Edwards (c.1959-)c.2010?Teaches that “life is a path function; the integral of that path, that's the special part.”
11.Christopher Hirata (1982-)c.2000Religion icon 20x27Noted for HCR theory based "The Physics of Relationships".
12.Christine Kamla (c.1994-)2011?Noted for Goethe-based HCR theory of modern adoption legislation.

Here, accordingly, we see that the the majority of "Christophers" are theistic objectors or detractors to hmolscience, per reason that to embrace energy-based materialism philosophy, he or she has to break with their familial-ingrained beliefs, i.e. both parents had to agree to and like the name "Christian", which is NOT something an antheistically minded parent would do. Goethe, who famously said the cross was one of the four things he hated most (see: Goethe on religion), e.g., named his son August (see: Goethe genealogy).

Noting that nine of twelve or 75 percent of "Christ-named" individuals in Hmolpedia are religious belief adherers, in belief system, in some sense or another, the supposition here is that a person born into the name “Christopher”, or equivalently Mary (or Christine), is one thus born deeper into the belief system of Christianity, more so than the average person, via action of their parent's idealized belief systems. Redford, in the 2012 Artificial Intelligence Review publication of his dissertation, lists himself as “Chris”, which would seem to be unwritten code for religious belief system detachment.

N1. Note: This page was originally started on the Christopher Redford page, out of curiosity as to how many "Christopher" names there are in Hmolpedia existographies, and moreover the difficulty that must exist for a person born "Christian" to break out of this birth given theological structure to become atheist, like Redford. This would be similar to the oxymoronic-like "atheist Muhammad", i.e. a boy born with the given name Muhammad who as an adult becomes atheist, therein breaking out of the Islamic faith.

1. Thims, Libb. (2016). Smart Atheism: For Kids (pdf | 309-pgs). Publisher.
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