Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 243202 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

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MUQ

Jubail, Saudi Arabia

#164336 Feb 18, 2013
Excerpts from the Gospel of Barnabas, Part-55

Chapter 115 On Lust

..The abominable lust, that makes man like the brute beasts, ought greatly to be feared; for the enemy is of one's own household, so that it is not possible to go into any place where your enemy may not come. Ah, how many have perished through lust! Through lust came the deluge, insomuch that the world perished before the mercy of God and so that there were saved only Noah and eighty-three human persons. For lust God overwhelmed three wicked cities whence escaped only Lot and his two children. For lust the tribe of Benjamin was all but extinguished. And I tell you truly that if I should narrate to you how many have perished through lust, the space of five days would not suffice." James answered: "O Master, what signifies lust?"

Jesus answered: "Lust is an unbridled desire of love, which, not being directed by reason, bursts the bounds of man's intellect and affections; so that the man, not knowing himself, loves that which he ought to hate. Believe me, when a man loves a thing, not because God has given him such thing, but as its owner, he is a fornicator; for that the soul, which ought to abide in union with God its creator, he has united with the creature. And so God laments by Isaiah the prophet, saying: You have committed fornication with many lovers; nevertheless, return to me and I will receive you.…

Chapter 116 Story of Elijah

…In the time of the prophet Elijah it came to pass that Elijah seeing a blind man weeping, a man of good life, asked him saying: "Why weep you, O brother?" The blind man answered: "I weep because I cannot see Elijah the prophet, the holy one of God.". Then Elijah rebuked him, saying: "Cease from weeping, O man, for in weeping you sin." The blind man answered: "Now tell me, is it a sin to see a holy prophet of God, that raises the dead and makes the fire to come down from heaven?" Elijah answered: "You speak not the truth, for Elijah is not able to do anything of all that you say, because he is a man as you are. For all the men in the world cannot make one fly to be born." Said the blind man: "You say this, O man, because Elijah must have rebuked you for some sin of your, wherefore you hate him."

Elijah answered: "May it please God that you be speaking the truth; because, O brother, if I should hate Elijah I should love God, and the more I should hate Elijah the more I should love God." Hereupon was the blind man greatly angered, and said: "As God lives, you are an impious fellow! Can God then be loved while one hates the prophets of God? Begone forthwith, for I will not listen to you any longer!" Elijah answered: "Brother, now may you see with your intellect how evil is bodily seeing. For you desire sight to see Elijah, and hate Elijah with your soul." The blind man answered: "Now begone' for you are the devil, that would make me sin against the holy one of God…."

Note: You would not find such stories in existing Gospels -MUQ

(Abridged)
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#164337 Feb 18, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you mentaly hadicapped? Is my answer not the answer you want to hear? Well, to bad.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Him.
You are shivering and wriggling. No, you have not answered truthfully. I only see deceit in your reply.

Try again!

"Answer my questions and be bold:

"So, who were those people, who crucified him and did not know what they were doing?
Spit it out, please!"

Since: May 12

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#164338 Feb 18, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
I am a Muslim. Qur'aan teaches us to reason.
LOL

Since: May 12

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#164339 Feb 18, 2013
JOEL wrote:
Marriage is an artificial and a redundant instution!
Marriage an artificial institution? Why?

Since: May 12

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#164340 Feb 18, 2013
JOEL wrote:
MARRIAGE IS AN ARTIFICIAL INSTITUTION:
1) The human being is the most intelligent but the most dangerous animal on earth.
2) Where sex is concerned, humans are more obsessed with sex than the animals.
3) For entertainment and appeasement of sexual urges, humans have devised means like porn and prostitution.
4) Human beings rape people and in many cases force their own children, especially young girls, into prostitution.
5) There are millions of cases of biological fathers raping and impregnating their own daughters.
6) Humans have invented divorce and polygyny to satiate the sex urge since mating just one partner tends to wear off after a time - variety is the spice of life!
7) Humans are less faithful than animals but yet human beings have invented marriage to serve as a permanent bond between man and woman.
8) If the human species was meant to be strictly monogamous, then, we'd not lust after dozens of persons of the opposite or of the same sex as the case may be. Our attention would be fixated on just a single partner that we'd marry via arranged marriage and all thoughts of lusting after other individuals or indulging in pre or extra marital sex would be absent from our mind.
9) Marriage is as such an artifical institution and if maintaining psychological, vital-emotional and physical stability is the aim then the way out is to refrain from drawing in the psycho-vital-emotional-physica l energies from multiple partners by sticking to just one partner and if the condition is this that man and woman should stay chaste till marriage without sex thoughts crossing the mind and stay away from ogling others or entering into sexual affairs then monogamy should have been ingrained in human nature which it is not.
10) Partners can live togther and remain loyal to each other if that is in their nature even without exchanging mumbo jumbo religious vows.
I read all your 10 points and none of them explains why marriage is an artificial institution.

I am assuming that you are using words out of the context.

Since: May 12

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#164341 Feb 18, 2013
rabbee yehoshooah adam wrote:
<quoted text>
rabbee: well apparently all-h is the creator, of a lot of not here in TheTorah lies again. can't even tell the truth, about muhammed not even being the final false nobodies here in TheTorah prophet.
Do you suspect that All-h is one of the three angels?
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#164342 Feb 18, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
<quoted text>

LOL
How come you're online at this hour?

You usually sign out much earlier.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#164343 Feb 18, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
<quoted text>

I read all your 10 points and none of them explains why marriage is an artificial institution.

I am assuming that you are using words out of the context.
Marriage - an artificial institution?

That's the conclusion of my narrative which means that marriage has no causal mechanism supporting or favoring it nor does marriage confer any psychological, vital, emotional, physical or evolutionary advantage on the partners to the act. It's just a human convention and not a law of matter, emotion, or mind.

I use the term "artificial" in this sense.

Those ten points simply brought out the horrors and hypocrisy of marriage.

One can live in with a partner without being married - neither a mumbo jumbo religious nor a hollow civil ceremony.

Loyalty or fidelity depends on one's nature and if one sticks to just one partner throughout in marriage/live-in relationships then one's force fields remain relatively more stable than if one goes through multiple affairs/relationships that damage the balance of one's force fields since intimacy always results in concentrated exchange of forces and sex involves the greatest intimacy and the most intense exchange of physical, vital, emotional and mental energies.

So, to protect one's force fields, it is always better to remain loyal to one partner or at the most have no more than 2 or 3 relationships in a lifetime but the former condition of monogamy is better provided one has marked monogamous instincts.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#164344 Feb 19, 2013
Couples can live togther and procreate without marriage. Marriage is just a convention and not a natural or evolutionary law of matter, vital, emotion or mind!

Since: May 12

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#164345 Feb 19, 2013
JOEL wrote:
<quoted text>
How come you're online at this hour?
You usually sign out much earlier.
Yesterday I wasn't online because I had a business trip.

I just came back this morning and I have all day free.

Since: Apr 11

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#164346 Feb 19, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
You are shivering and wriggling. No, you have not answered truthfully. I only see deceit in your reply.
Try again!
"Answer my questions and be bold:
"So, who were those people, who crucified him and did not know what they were doing?
Spit it out, please!"
Isaiah 53:5:
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

There is not a limitation here. If you are a sinner, you belong in that group of "our," every one of us.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all (Isaiah 53:6).

When you look to the question who crucified Jesus? Well, I did. Every one of my sins cried out,'Crucify Him!' Without Jesus, there is no forgiveness. There is no hope for me. With Him, there is. But I have got to recognize and I have to own that every one of my sins is responsible for the Crucifixion. I can't lay the blame on Pilate. I can't lay the blame on the Sanhedrin. I have got to own it. That's what it is all about when we come to the Cross is acknowledgment that it is our sin that put Jesus there. It was His love that drove Him to do that. He didn't have to do it. He could have escaped it. He could have said,'I am not going to do this. I am not going to sacrifice Myself.' His love compelled Him; my sins made Him. It is me and you and every one else. who is responsible.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#164348 Feb 19, 2013
JOEL wrote:
<quoted text>
Marriage - an artificial institution?
That's the conclusion of my narrative which means that marriage has no causal mechanism supporting or favoring it nor does marriage confer any psychological, vital, emotional, physical or evolutionary advantage on the partners to the act. It's just a human convention and not a law of matter, emotion, or mind.
I use the term "artificial" in this sense.
Those ten points simply brought out the horrors and hypocrisy of marriage.
One can live in with a partner without being married - neither a mumbo jumbo religious nor a hollow civil ceremony.
Loyalty or fidelity depends on one's nature and if one sticks to just one partner throughout in marriage/live-in relationships then one's force fields remain relatively more stable than if one goes through multiple affairs/relationships that damage the balance of one's force fields since intimacy always results in concentrated exchange of forces and sex involves the greatest intimacy and the most intense exchange of physical, vital, emotional and mental energies.
So, to protect one's force fields, it is always better to remain loyal to one partner or at the most have no more than 2 or 3 relationships in a lifetime but the former condition of monogamy is better provided one has marked monogamous instincts.
You clarified that you used words out of the context.

Yes, marriage is pretty much an useless institution.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#164349 Feb 19, 2013
All problems of existence are essentially problems that arise due to a lack of harmony among the planes and parts of nature and being.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#164350 Feb 19, 2013
If harmony prevails among the planes and parts of nature and being then existence would manifest perfect harmony and this superior poise would obliterate disease, death, natural calamity, misery, wars, hatred, bigotry and other negatives that're manifestations of disharmony.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#164354 Feb 19, 2013
A closed physical system moves towards disorder. A sentient system can oscillate between order and disorder and enter into a state of perfect harmony if a superior principle of consciousness/intelligence can be infused into the disordered arrangement. In such a case, the entropy or state of increasing disorder of the physical system is nullified and the resulting harmonious physical system that's supported by an innate principle of a superior unifying grade of intelligence can go through cycles of manifestation, dissolution and non-manifestation.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#164358 Feb 19, 2013
If there's no one, there's no 2 or 3 or 1000 and so on.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#164359 Feb 19, 2013
Zero is the unified state of existence in which the additive inverses of numbers or in general where the opposite aspects of existence are unified.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#164360 Feb 19, 2013
The state of existence prior to zero is indefinable in symbolic terms as it represents the thatness of the unmanifest state of existence in which consciousness and energy are so completely unified or undifferentiated that nothing can be said about this rarefied poise except that it is THAT.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#164361 Feb 19, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
You are shivering and wriggling. No, you have not answered truthfully. I only see deceit in your reply.
Try again!
"Answer my questions and be bold:
"So, who were those people, who crucified him and did not know what they were doing?
Spit it out, please!"
rabbee: all of your not here, in TheTorah lies did. do not sugar, coat it. nor does this make, your delusion better than any one elses.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#164362 Feb 19, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Do you suspect that All-h is one of the three angels?
rabbee: baal hamolech, is many of the one angel. and i do not suspect, what i actually know. baal hamolech, is also known as legion.

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