I appreciate this article.
My birthname was (Ra)y. Upon enlightenment in 1987, I took the Islamic name Amin; knowing its derivation from the forename Amon (Ra), it was my first name by nature. Today I make the devil call me by my rightful name (GOD). Every time he calls my name, he is calling me GOD.
I decided to share this fact with my mother on Sunday, who is still quite offended that I shook off the slave name she loves so much. She beamed when she finally understood the depth of wisdom in my understanding of the name I accepted from the person who first told me of Islam. She commented that her preacher would really respect my definition of my name. I told her "Yes, that is becasue he is a Mason and studies these lessons in secret. He would have to bear witness to the truth, though he will not teach it".
Thank you for allowing me to speak.