Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 228396 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.

Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158838 Jan 16, 2013
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158839 Jan 16, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
But, many, if not most Jews, consider that article a dodge. It doesnt add any new evidence to the issue.
Its a matter of interpretation and opinion
As ever.

The point is this: Jews who want to make allowances for homosex would rather not take their own Scripture at face value, imo. Rather, for them it's all "a matter of interpretation and opinion."

Have some kosher shellfish.
SamBee

Orlando, FL

#158840 Jan 16, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
never said know wasnt sexual, hence my funny business remark
the question I posed wayback is what was the sin of sodom?
Now my question to you is this what was their abominations?

Ezekiel 16:49-51

49 Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50 And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit.

51 “Samaria did not commit half of your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than they, and have justified your sisters by all the abominations which you have done.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158842 Jan 16, 2013
CORRECTION:

TURD,

I KNOW that your "prophet" had a thing about black dogs. What about shellfish?
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158841 Jan 16, 2013
TURD,

I knopw that your "prophet" had a thing about black dogs. What about shellfish?
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158843 Jan 16, 2013
TURD,

Iran hangs homosexers from cranes, until dead. Does that please you?
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158844 Jan 16, 2013
Pavlov's dog.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158845 Jan 16, 2013
Islamozombie.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158846 Jan 16, 2013
LOL!
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#158847 Jan 16, 2013
Excerpts from the Gospel of Barnabas, Part-33

Chapter 69 Jesus heals the demonic

…And when Jesus had said this, there was brought to him a demoniac who could not speak nor see, and was deprived of hearing. Whereupon Jesus, seeing their faith, raised his eyes to heaven and said: "Lord God of our fathers, have mercy on this sick man and give him health, in order that this people may know that you have sent me."

And having said this Jesus commanded the spirit to depart, saying: "In the power of the name of God our Lord, depart, evil one, from the man. The spirit departed and the dumb man spoke, and saw with his eyes. Whereupon every one was filled with fear, but the scribes said: "In the power of Beelzebub, prince of the demons, he casts out the demons."

Then Jesus said: "Every kingdom divided against itself destroys itself, and house falls upon house. If in the power of Satan, Satan be cast out, how shall his kingdom stand? And if your sons cast out Satan with the scripture that Solomon the prophet gave them, they testify that I cast out Satan in the power of God. As God lives, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is without remission in this and in the other world; because the wicked man of his own will reprobates himself, knowing the reprobation." …

(This is also recorded in Gospels-MUQ)

Chapter 70 : Reprimanding Peter

Jesus departed from Jerusalem after the Passover, and entered into the borders of Caesarea Philippi. Whereupon, the angel Gabriel having told him of the sedition which was beginning among the common people, he asked his disciples, saying: "What do men say of me?" They said: "Some say that you are Elijah, others Jeremiah, and others one of the old prophets." Jesus answered: "And you; what say you that I am?" Peter answered: "You are Christ, son of God."

Then was Jesus angry, and with anger rebuked him, saying: "Begone and depart from me, because you are the devil and seek to cause me offences And he threatened the eleven, saying: "Woe to you if you believe this, for I have won from God a great curse against those who believe this." And he was fain to cast away Peter; whereupon the eleven besought Jesus for him, who cast him not away, but again rebuked him saying: "Beware that never again you say such words, because God would reprobate you!" Peter wept and said: "Lord, I have spoken foolishly; beseech God that he pardon me."

Note: See the contrast of Jesus’ reply here and in other Gospels

Which seems "More Probable" coming from a Great Prophet of God ?- MUQ)

(Abridged)
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158848 Jan 16, 2013
Tabari VI:70 "He went to Khadija and said,'I think that I have gone mad.'"
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158849 Jan 16, 2013
MUQ wrote:
Excerpts from the Gospel of Barnabas, Part-33
Chapter 69 Jesus heals the demonic
…And when Jesus had said this, there was brought to him a demoniac who could not speak nor see, and was deprived of hearing. Whereupon Jesus, seeing their faith, raised his eyes to heaven and said: "Lord God of our fathers, have mercy on this sick man and give him health, in order that this people may know that you have sent me."
And having said this Jesus commanded the spirit to depart, saying: "In the power of the name of God our Lord, depart, evil one, from the man. The spirit departed and the dumb man spoke, and saw with his eyes. Whereupon every one was filled with fear, but the scribes said: "In the power of Beelzebub, prince of the demons, he casts out the demons."
Then Jesus said: "Every kingdom divided against itself destroys itself, and house falls upon house. If in the power of Satan, Satan be cast out, how shall his kingdom stand? And if your sons cast out Satan with the scripture that Solomon the prophet gave them, they testify that I cast out Satan in the power of God. As God lives, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is without remission in this and in the other world; because the wicked man of his own will reprobates himself, knowing the reprobation." …
(This is also recorded in Gospels-MUQ)
Chapter 70 : Reprimanding Peter
Jesus departed from Jerusalem after the Passover, and entered into the borders of Caesarea Philippi. Whereupon, the angel Gabriel having told him of the sedition which was beginning among the common people, he asked his disciples, saying: "What do men say of me?" They said: "Some say that you are Elijah, others Jeremiah, and others one of the old prophets." Jesus answered: "And you; what say you that I am?" Peter answered: "You are Christ, son of God."
Then was Jesus angry, and with anger rebuked him, saying: "Begone and depart from me, because you are the devil and seek to cause me offences And he threatened the eleven, saying: "Woe to you if you believe this, for I have won from God a great curse against those who believe this." And he was fain to cast away Peter; whereupon the eleven besought Jesus for him, who cast him not away, but again rebuked him saying: "Beware that never again you say such words, because God would reprobate you!" Peter wept and said: "Lord, I have spoken foolishly; beseech God that he pardon me."
Note: See the contrast of Jesus’ reply here and in other Gospels
Which seems "More Probable" coming from a Great Prophet of God ?- MUQ)
(Abridged)
What seems "More Probable" to a Muslim slave like you, who is used to the idea of Mohammad, that "Great Prophet," CURSING anyone who opposed him, is that Jesus was JUST LIKE HIM.

Since: Dec 12

UK

#158850 Jan 16, 2013
Buford wrote:
Meanwhile, in "There is no compulsion in religion" Egypt,
Egyptian court sentences Christian family to 15 years for converting from Islam
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/16/egypt... -
These are terrible news, so much for freedomm and democracy in Egypt. To me my religion and to you yours should be completed by 'but if you do not choose mine I can kill you or imprison you'.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#158851 Jan 16, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
<quoted text>
You need a brain's transplant urgently.
I and Mahmood have never said in heaven women will have sex with boys, it was that ignorant fool of Alex. This is why I complimented with you to have called Alex with names.
And the fact you can't figure out simple posts tells a lot of the "well read" brain you possess.
Hey idiot....simpleton...nutcase.. .village idiot...linguistically challenged moron...

The last time you accused me of stupidity...you were forced to make a swift retraction admitting you foolishly cocked it up, right? Even then showed your bias and ignorance by not challenging the person who made the remark!

Look fool...I am a trained Christian and my knowledge of Islam is second to none.
My responses were aimed at taking the "pith"!!!lol...

Now shut up and play with your seeds.
I did NOT say Quran promised such nonsense...
I said people who go to heaven may be given their wish..and who is going to stop women from having sex with virgin boys if they so wish?
Who told you when people go to heaven they are not virgins!!!

Who said the men who have sex with virgins are not virgins?
Hey ignorant fool...do you think they take the same body from here to heaven?lol..
Then they will have rotten willies!!!lol...
They will start fresh and all are likely to be virgin in heaven..as the folks have just entered the place in a different shape/form!

On a serious note...I made an important observation but you were incapable of understanding it!!

You NEED a new brain to learn English again.

Run along little boy.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#158852 Jan 16, 2013
El Morales wrote:
<quoted text>
These are terrible news, so much for freedomm and democracy in Egypt. To me my religion and to you yours should be completed by 'but if you do not choose mine I can kill you or imprison you'.
yes terrible news...!
why don't you join the mercenaries and kill a few egyptians, a few mali muslims and some libyans too...
you are an ignorant fool.
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#158853 Jan 16, 2013
When non-gentiles lied about their "audience" with "god"....the HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMED MAINTAINED THAT HE WAS VISITED BY AN ANGEL.
HE COULD HAVE CLAIMED THAT GOD VISITED HIM!!
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158854 Jan 16, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
When non-gentiles lied about their "audience" with "god"....the HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMED MAINTAINED THAT HE WAS VISITED BY AN ANGEL.
HE COULD HAVE CLAIMED THAT GOD VISITED HIM!!
That terrified fool of a "prophet" of yours needed his wife's cousin Waraqa to tell him that it was Gabriel/Jibreel who tried to crush the life out of him in the cave, since Mohammad's new life-long friend and OWNER didn't introduce ITself by name.

This doesn't mean that it was actually Gabriel/Jibreel that Mohammad conjured up, but that Mohammad's handlers were shrewd enough to embrace this "truth" that has persisted to this day.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#158855 Jan 16, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
When non-gentiles lied about their "audience" with "god"....the HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMED MAINTAINED THAT HE WAS VISITED BY AN ANGEL.
HE COULD HAVE CLAIMED THAT GOD VISITED HIM!!
What matters most, slave, is that your "prophet" ordered the MURDERS of people who opposed him.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#158856 Jan 17, 2013
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>How about we dwell on what actually necessitated YHWH incinerating Sodom and Gomorrah? My guess is that it wasn't a flagrant and enduring violation of the shellfish prohibition. Umm, is that a capital offense?
No, how about rape, incest, promotion of violence, lack of respect for property and personal boundaries?

ALL of those behaviors were promoted by the Sodomites in that series of passages. WHY do people dwell on homosexuality as an exclusive?

REALLY, Mr Buford, how many times do I need to RESTATE this observation to everyone here before it is acknowledged? You dont have to agree with the interpretation, but at least acknowledge it?

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#158857 Jan 17, 2013
SamBee wrote:
<quoted text>
Now my question to you is this what was their abominations?
Ezekiel 16:49-51
49 Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50 And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit.
51 “Samaria did not commit half of your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than they, and have justified your sisters by all the abominations which you have done.
Haughtiness - what an abomination!(pretty much covers 98% of the people here)

That certainly supports much of what I was saying.

However, I was basing my personal definitional argument based on a plain reading of the primary text - no outside citations - no Ezekial, no Leviticus. However, when posting what other Jewish exegesis on the subject, it did include this and other outside citations.

What keeps getting lost is that I was NOT arguing religious morality per se (that topic is obviously well defined thru multiple books of the torah), I was arguing about the USE of sloppy definitions in our western culture.

Whatever the Sodomite's sin was, it is clear to me that homosexuality wasnt the exclusive one. This has implications to what the commonly held definition of a sodomite/sodomizer is, from a biblical purist perspective. All these years people assume it has to do with anal intercourse, all I am saying is that it has to do with a whole lot more, or a whole lot less.

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