Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256309 comments on the The Brussels Journal story from Aug 24, 2007, titled Who Is Allah?. In it, The Brussels Journal reports that:

“Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah? [...] What does God care what we call him?”

From the desk of Soeren Kern on Fri, 2007-08-24 11:56 Europeans love to mock the salience of religion in American society. via The Brussels Journal

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Brussels Journal.

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#184631 Aug 8, 2013
bmz wrote:
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It was your Master, who screwed you up. So, do not blame Islam.
My ex-Master and Muhammad are pure breed Satanists.

I've dumped that evil master, when are you going to dump the demon-worshipper Muhammad and his master, Satan?

LMAO.
bmz

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#184632 Aug 8, 2013
Seeker wrote:
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It's pretty hard to think you're God when you have to stick your head in the sand and azz in the air 5 times per day. Maybe that's why Muslims are forced to do this. After all, Allah thought it should be 50 times, but Moses knew better than Allah and good old Muhammad was able to correct Allah on behalf of Moses. I read somewhere, can't remember where, that Muhammad stopped telling his night journey story because people were leaving Islam after hearing something as ridiculous as that story was. He made the same mistake with his "Satanic Verses" that he had to retract.
When one bows down to God and prostrates, the arse or azz as you call it, will naturally stick in the air.

There is nothing wrong with the azz sticking up in air.

Jesus used to stick up his ass three times a day and on some days, when he was disturbed, he used to stick up his ass in the air more. He did it the same way as we do.

Can you try and see which way would your ass point, if you bow down before God like Jesus did, when he buried his face in the sand? lol!
yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#184633 Aug 8, 2013
bmz wrote:
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No, they can't.
Adam was not born of a woman, Rabbee. Jesus was.
I think they call him the Last Adam. It means after all mankind is dead, Jesus will come back to die again.
Shalom and Eid Mubarak, Rabbee
rabbee: well that's your antiG-D version, and not G-D'S. and as long as Adam is crucified, They are not the last Adam. for the whole world again, has rejected this woman as their grandmother of all. so also have they all rejected themselves, as being here in TheTorah. for none of you can exist, without your particular grandmother of all. for without her, you all have no way to rematerialize.
bmz

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#184634 Aug 8, 2013
yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: well that's your antiG-D version, and not G-D'S. and as long as Adam is crucified, They are not the last Adam. for the whole world again, has rejected this woman as their grandmother of all. so also have they all rejected themselves, as being here in TheTorah. for none of you can exist, without your particular grandmother of all. for without her, you all have no way to rematerialize.
No, Rabee, we have not rejected Chaoooah. She is the greatestgrandmother of all.

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#184635 Aug 8, 2013
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Thanks but please do not use the ridiculous term "God the Father" because that leads to two other absurd terms and characters God the son and God the ghost.
There is only one God. So, you can call him the Father in heaven as Jesus taught.
The Father of Mary was also not a man.
The Father of Mary Magdalene was also not a man.
The Father of the Jews was also not a man.
The Father of the twelve disciples was also not a man.
The teachings by Muhammad in the Quran is Anti-God!

Joachim (whose name means Yahweh prepares), was the father of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Anne (Hebrew, Hannah, grace; also spelled Ann, Anne, Anna) is the traditional name of the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Anne and St. Joachim were parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandparents of Jesus. Tradition has it they first lived in Galilee and later settled in Jerusalem where the Blessed Virgin Mary was born and raised.

Joachim and Anne were a rich and pious couple who had been married for a long time, but found themselves childless. The couple prayed fervently for a child and promised to dedicate their first born to the service of God. An angel appeared to Anne and told her, "The Lord has looked upon thy tears; thou shalt conceive and give birth and the fruit of thy womb shall be blessed by all the world". Joachim also received the same message from the angel. Anne gave birth to a daughter whom she called Miriam (Mary), who was conceived without sin. As a child, Mary was taken to the temple and her parents suffered great sorrow but at the same time joy for fulfilling the vows they had made to the Lord.

Yes, Jesus, who is the second person of the Trinity and divine by nature, worshiped God the Father as a good Jew who was under the law (Galatians 4:4). Remember, Jesus had humbled himself and emptied himself in the incarnation and was cooperating with the limitations of being a man while acting under Jewish law (Philippians 2:5-8).

Also, Jesus is still a man (1 Tim. 2:5; Col. 2:9) and will be a man forever (1 Cor. 15:28; Heb. 6:20; 7:25). Therefore, it can be said that Jesus, the man, had someone he would call his God, and his was a reference to the Father. Since he will always be a man (as well as divine), he will always have someone he will call his God -- but this is in reference to God the Father. That does not mean that Jesus does not share the same divine nature as God the Father, since the Bible says that Jesus is also God made man (John 1:1,14; Col. 2:9; Heb. 1:8).

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#184636 Aug 8, 2013
The Trinity and You
By Sam Schlorff

Question: I am a Muslim. I would like to know more about the Christian religion. I have heard about the concept of Trinity, but I don't really understand it. Thank you.

Answer: I will begin with a brief overview of the Christian faith and life and explain the concept of the Trinity in that context. Keep in mind that even though on the outside Christians and Muslims may look much the same and their beliefs and practices appear similar, in reality they are quite different because they are motivated by very different worldviews.

The faith and life of Christians is based on the Bible, which is centered on God and on what He has done for us in the person of Jesus Christ (al-Masih)– His life, His teachings, His death and His resurrection from among the dead. The word "Christian" comes from "Christ" which means "anointed one" and is the Greek equivalent of "Masih" in Arabic ("Messiah" in the Old Testament). He is called al-Masih because he was anointed by God and sent down to earth to obtain our salvation (Luke 4:18-21). The key concept in the Christian worldview that gives unity to everything is the word "grace" (ni`mah); it refers to the favor or help that God gives those who do not deserve a thing in order that they might be saved from eternal death in Hell. God’s Word says: "For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ" (John 1:17); and again: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast (Ephesians 2:8-9); and again: "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

God has revealed Himself in the Bible to be One God in three Persons – Father, Son (Jesus al-Masih himself), and Holy Spirit. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one in essence, in will, and in their plan for mankind. This is the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, about which you asked. Unfortunately, many people have a lot of false ideas about this doctrine, so let us begin by examining them. Many think, for example, that "Trinity" means that, despite all that we say, Christians really believe in three Gods ("Say not three"), and what is worse, that these are a father god, a mother god (sahiba) and a son. I can assure you that no Christian, whatever his church, could think such a thing; the very idea is blasphemous and abhorrent to us. People continue to repeat such objections, however, and to make false assumptions like these despite everything we say. You may be asking, but is not the doctrine a contradiction in terms, however? That is a fair question. But the answer is still no; we are not speaking of three gods, each with a different being and will, but of one essence with three persons and three persons in one essence.

How then does one explain the "Trinity"? The problem here is not in the doctrine itself, but in the finiteness of our minds; God’s nature surpasses the capacity of our minds to fully grasp. Does not the Bible declare: "Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens – what can you do? They are deeper than the depths of the grave – what can you know?" (Job 11:7-9). And does not the Qur’an itself declare, "laisa ka-mithli-hi shai’un" ("There is nothing like unto Him" - Surah 42:11). The Trinity is "bi-la kaif wa-bi-la tashbih" (without asking how and without anthropomorphism). It can neither be proved or disproved by reason; to argue that it is against "reason" is simply to make oneself the judge of what God can or cannot be, which is blasphemy. Quite simply, we will never be able fully to understand God’s nature because it lies outside our experience and knowledge.

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#184637 Aug 8, 2013
Continued:
The Trinity and You

The fact is, quite simply, that God did not reveal to us the Truth about the Trinity so that we might fully understand His nature, or to satisfy our intellectual curiosity. He did it because we need to know what each one – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – has done and is doing for our salvation. And we need to accept the ministry of each in our lives before we will be able to experience their work of grace on our behalf. The Bible teaches the following:

The Father’s Plan: ever since the first man and woman were expelled from the Garden, we – that is, all mankind – have been "dead in our transgressions and sins" (Eph. 2:1) because we have been "separated from the life of God" (Eph 4:18). It says moreover that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom 3:23). But it also says that God the Father was not content that we remain in that condition. He had a plan whereby we who were far from God would be "brought near through the blood of Christ" (Eph. 2:13). Here is what each Person of the Trinity has done, does, and will do on our behalf:

The Son’s Part: because we are not able to save ourselves from suffering eternal death because of our sin, He was not content to just "send down" laws and information about Himself while he remained aloof and unknown. He "came down" in the person of Jesus Christ, the Savior, in order to save mankind. Jesus said of himself,

"I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me" (John 6:38)

‘‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son." (John 3:16-18)

The Holy Spirit’s Part: when you acknowledge your sin and ask God to save you because Jesus died in your place, the Holy Spirit of God, also called the Counselor, comes to live in you and help you live for God.

"I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you." (John 14:16-17)

"But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and will remind you of everything I have said to you." (John 14:26)

"You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ." (Rom. 8:9)

The Father’s Part: when you have confessed to God that you are a sinner, and have asked Jesus to be your Savior, the Holy Spirit comes into your life and helps you to live for God, AND the Father makes you one of His children.

"To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God." (John 1:12-13)

"You did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory." (Rom 8:15-17)
bmz

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#184638 Aug 8, 2013
Shamma wrote:
Anne gave birth to a daughter whom she called Miriam (Mary), who was conceived without sin. As a child, Mary was taken to the temple and her parents suffered great sorrow but at the same time joy for fulfilling the vows they had made to the Lord.
All fetuses conceived and all children born, are sinless. No one is a born-sinner.

Do you wish to deny the statement that Children are sinless?

Please think thrice before you touch the keyboard.
bmz

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#184639 Aug 8, 2013
Shamma wrote:
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The teachings by Muhammad in the Quran is Anti-God!
Joachim (whose name means Yahweh prepares), was the father of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Anne (Hebrew, Hannah, grace; also spelled Ann, Anne, Anna) is the traditional name of the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Anne and St. Joachim were parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and grandparents of Jesus. Tradition has it they first lived in Galilee and later settled in Jerusalem where the Blessed Virgin Mary was born and raised.
Joachim and Anne were a rich and pious couple who had been married for a long time, but found themselves childless. The couple prayed fervently for a child and promised to dedicate their first born to the service of God. An angel appeared to Anne and told her, "The Lord has looked upon thy tears; thou shalt conceive and give birth and the fruit of thy womb shall be blessed by all the world". Joachim also received the same message from the angel. Anne gave birth to a daughter whom she called Miriam (Mary), who was conceived without sin. As a child, Mary was taken to the temple and her parents suffered great sorrow but at the same time joy for fulfilling the vows they had made to the Lord.
Yes, Jesus, who is the second person of the Trinity and divine by nature, worshiped God the Father as a good Jew who was under the law (Galatians 4:4). Remember, Jesus had humbled himself and emptied himself in the incarnation and was cooperating with the limitations of being a man while acting under Jewish law (Philippians 2:5-8).
Also, Jesus is still a man (1 Tim. 2:5; Col. 2:9) and will be a man forever (1 Cor. 15:28; Heb. 6:20; 7:25). Therefore, it can be said that Jesus, the man, had someone he would call his God, and his was a reference to the Father. Since he will always be a man (as well as divine), he will always have someone he will call his God -- but this is in reference to God the Father. That does not mean that Jesus does not share the same divine nature as God the Father, since the Bible says that Jesus is also God made man (John 1:1,14; Col. 2:9; Heb. 1:8).
So, you believe in the Gospel of James, from which you got the story and Luke also copied from such sources.

Great!

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#184640 Aug 8, 2013
Muslims honor Muhammad during Ramadan by showing their loyalty to Muhammad's command to love death more than life by killing each other.

•Escalating Ramadan Death Toll
Every creed condemns shedding innocent blood. The Qur'an notably denounces murdering one's brother in Surah 4:29 yet the last few years have seen an astonishing escalation in Muslims killing one another. Researchers have focused on the death toll during Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar. It is believed that during this time the strongest devils are chained. So one would expect to see a significantly lower murder rate, yet the death toll has escalated over the last four years. Indeed, comparing this year's toll to last year shows an increase of almost 70%. Last year, in turn, had a 66% increase over the previous year. How can one explain this?
bmz

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#184641 Aug 8, 2013
http://evolvefish.com/freewrite/trinity.html

The Trinity

Please note that the writer is not a Muslim. Thanks

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#184642 Aug 8, 2013
bmz wrote:
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All fetuses conceived and all children born, are sinless. No one is a born-sinner.
Do you wish to deny the statement that Children are sinless?
Please think thrice before you touch the keyboard.
We are all born with the fallen nature of Adam and Eve to sin against God including infants.

Adam and Eve were created by God in the image of God to reflect the perfect Holiness and integrity of God.
But Adam and Eve disobeyed God and their disobedience against God damaged their perfect nature that it no longer reflected the perfect image of the Holiness and integrity of God.

We being the offspring of Adam inherited Adam's fallen nature at birth.

The human race no longer reflects the image of Gods perfect Holiness and integrity.

Its not are fault that we are born with the fallen nature of Adam, but that does not exonerate us.
Definition of EXONERATE
1
: to relieve of a responsibility, obligation, or hardship
2
: to clear from accusation or blame.

Our human nature remains in a state to sin against God.
And that is not acceptable to God.

bmz

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#184643 Aug 8, 2013
Shamma wrote:
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We are all born with the fallen nature of Adam and Eve to sin against God including infants.
Adam and Eve were created by God in the image of God to reflect the perfect Holiness and integrity of God.
But Adam and Eve disobeyed God and their disobedience against God damaged their perfect nature that it no longer reflected the perfect image of the Holiness and integrity of God.
We being the offspring of Adam inherited Adam's fallen nature at birth.
The human race no longer reflects the image of Gods perfect Holiness and integrity.
Its not are fault that we are born with the fallen nature of Adam, but that does not exonerate us.
Definition of EXONERATE
1
: to relieve of a responsibility, obligation, or hardship
2
: to clear from accusation or blame.
Our human nature remains in a state to sin against God.
And that is not acceptable to God.
I had already written the following and had warned you not to touch the keyboard:

All fetuses conceived and all children born, are sinless. No one is a born-sinner.

Do you wish to deny the statement that Children are sinless?

Jesus does not agree with you! I had told you to think thrice before you touch the keyboard but you cannot think.

"At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked,“Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said:“I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

Dismissed and case closed.

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#184644 Aug 8, 2013
bmz wrote:
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So, you believe in the Gospel of James, from which you got the story and Luke also copied from such sources.
Great!
Yes it is great!
For God is the biological Father of Jesus.
Jesus is the God-Man having the Divine nature of both God and Man.

Jesus was born in the perfectness image of God His Father.
And Jesus being born in the perfect image of God His Father represent the personification of God the Father

per·son·i·fi·ca·tion
[per-son-uh-fi-key-shuhn] Show IPA
noun
1.
the person or thing embodying a quality or the like; an embodiment or incarnation:

Jesus the second person of the Holy Trinity took on flesh from the blessed Virgin Mary.
And became the God-Man representing God the Father in human form on earth.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#184645 Aug 8, 2013
bmz wrote:
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I have always asked the question "Why do Christians lie?"
And you lied again. I have never said that Arabic cannot be translated properly.
You did to, you said that one needs to know the Arabic to understand 69:16 and then proceeded to add the words "as if" to it. You have a very short memory.
bmz wrote:
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The translation that God raised Jesus to himself, is literal and does not mean that God lifted him up.
What does it mean? He stayed on the earth but Allah raised him up to Allah's status? Here come the twists and excuses and your own version of the Quran, just like I said that you do.
bmz wrote:
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In Arabic, it is commonly uttered by everyone, who talks about a dead person and says that Good took him up.
The only way to God is by death and Jesus was no exception.
But it said that he was NOT crucified, and in contrast, or instead, God raised him up. There was no reason for the Quran to say that God raised him up if it was talking about what happens to everybody. It was said in contrast to the idea that he was crucified and died.
bmz wrote:
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There is no testimony from any of his disciples that Jesus was lifted into heavens. It is an absurd hoax.
And here comes the next technique. Flip the issue and put it on to Christianity. How come when Christians are asked to defend something about Christianity, they try to defend it, but when Muslims are asked to defend Islam, they switch the question over to Christianity all of the time? That's a very common difference between the way Christians think and the way Muslims seem to think. Muslims are always trying to fix a hole in their boat by trying to poke a hole in some other boat, and it's cross eyed, twisted logic.
bmz wrote:
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The problem is that there are so many lies, misinformation and absurdities in the Christian scripture and one must bring them up to educate polemic Christians, who have never studied their Bible.
You can't even understand the Bible. For example, you thought that Jesus being referred to as the Lamb of God simply meant that he was a meek person.
Alex123 WM

London, UK

#184646 Aug 8, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Eid Mubarak, Alex
Salaams
BMZ
Thanks but that was not me, it's george whyte.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#184647 Aug 8, 2013
bmz wrote:
Eid Mubarak to all.
And a Hosni Mubarak to you.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#184648 Aug 8, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
I perceive a great depression in my being and in the air around me and I also feel a deadly vampiristic force in the atmosphere whenever I pass by a mosque and/or when a Muslim priest recites the aazaan or the call to prayer.
That's because the Muslim call to prayer sounds like someone suffering from a bad toothache.

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#184649 Aug 8, 2013
bmz wrote:
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I had already written the following and had warned you not to touch the keyboard:
All fetuses conceived and all children born, are sinless. No one is a born-sinner.
Do you wish to deny the statement that Children are sinless?
Jesus does not agree with you! I had told you to think thrice before you touch the keyboard but you cannot think.
"At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked,“Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said:“I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
Dismissed and case closed.
You are without understanding BMZ!
Your Muslim mind is corrupted by the falsehoods of Muhammad's teachings about God.

Jesus is talking about humility!
The humility like mind of a child is that he is willing to learn and obey the commands of his parents.
Chapter 18

The importance of humility.(1-6) Caution against offences.(7-14) The removal of offences.(15-20) Conduct towards brethren, The parable of the unmerciful servant.(21-35)

Verses 1-6 Christ spoke many words of his sufferings, but only one of his glory; yet the disciples fasten upon that, and overlook the others. Many love to hear and speak of privileges and glory, who are willing to pass by the thoughts of work and trouble. Our Lord set a little child before them, solemnly assuring them, that unless they were converted and made like little children, they could not enter his kingdom. Children, when very young, do not desire authority, do not regard outward distinctions, are free from malice, are teachable, and willingly dependent on their parents. It is true that they soon begin to show other dispositions, and other ideas are taught them at an early age; but these are marks of childhood, and render them proper emblems of the lowly minds of true Christians. Surely we need to be daily renewed in the spirit of our minds, that we may become simple and humble, as little children, and willing to be the least of all. Let us daily study this subject, and examine our own spirits

We as adults must learn to accept the authority of God that God has over our lives.

Jesus is teaching;
It is not that the child is innocent of the desire to sin, but as a child he is willing to be obedient to his parents will.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#184650 Aug 8, 2013
yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: well that's your antiG-D version, and not G-D'S. and as long as Adam is crucified, They are not the last Adam. for the whole world again, has rejected this woman as their grandmother of all. so also have they all rejected themselves, as being here in TheTorah. for none of you can exist, without your particular grandmother of all. for without her, you all have no way to rematerialize.
When are you going to stop repeating the same crap over and over and over again? Nobody believed you the first time, so what makes you think that repeating your delusional crap is going to make a difference each time you repeat it again? It won't.

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