Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 228142 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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HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#166359 Mar 8, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
http://www.salon.com/2013/03/0 8/poll_support_for_gay_marriag e_up_among_catholics/
Poll: Support for gay marriage up among Catholics
54 percent of Catholic voters say they support gay marriage
what is the population size for Catholics?

What was the sample size?

Was it 100?

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#166360 Mar 8, 2013
HughBe wrote:
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what is the population size for Catholics?
What was the sample size?
Was it 100?
Again, you dont like the outcome so you attack the methods.

There is a science behind statistical sampling.

Of course that would not apply to you.

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#166361 Mar 8, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Your argument is meaningless, since in Acts 2 and 13 the Christian community saw that it referred to Jesus and His resurrection. How did they come to know this? On the road to Emmaus Jesus opened the Scriptures to His disciples and explained how they refer to Him from the beginning.
Doesnt address the fact you use a lousy (or dishonest) translation.

Ironically Jesus would never have this problem - He spoke Aramaic - an offshoot of Hebrew.

be like Jesus
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#166362 Mar 8, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You need to get your eyes examined rabbee, you don't read to well.
Your response to my post has nothing to do with what you have posted to me.
Are you a born Jew rabbe?
Why is it rabbee, you being living in The Torah cannot see the wonder, and beauty and the good works of God He performs out side of The Torah?
rabbee: then maybe you need, your head examined. there is a link between, everything that is, everything happening and G-D. the world does not do as you say, it does as G-D already said.

this world that does not cooperate with G-D, shall not cooperate with each other. this world that argues against G-D, shall always argue against each other. this world that defames G-D, shall defame each other. this world that wars against HEAVEN, shall war against each other. this cancerous world against G-D, is the cause of your cancer and all other illness. the more illness this world has, the sicker you are against G-D.

TheTorah does not describe me, as either jewish, christian, muslem, or any other kind of falsified pagan religion not true to HaShem G-D. TheBoth of Us are Adam, Who G-D had put to death on the tree and then returned seperated. just exactly like it says, forever here in TheLivingTorah. The Our Name is not jesus, it is Adam.

quit trying to call, the both of us as jesus. your are confusing yourself and everyone around you with that fake name. HaShem G-D is giving TheWhole living Torah again, and we and your grandmother as chaooah are all here in IT thrice again.

and this would be a lot more beautiful, if you all were not so ugly looking against G-D. and this whole world against G-D, is not as wonderful as your delusion believes. your choosing to not be true to G-D here in TheTorah, in every way possible is the uglies. that only results in more and more, pestilence, plague, and famine.
i do not belong to any of your false, religious factions. i belong, to G-D Only. i am TheHisSon Adam, TheMaleChild, returned after G-D had Adam put to death. so that we both, adam and chaooah could be returned seperated individually.

and this is happened again, because we are all still here in TheStory of ThePhysical Creation called TheTorah, aka - TheBook of Life. as we have traveled around from the last time, from day one to this near end of day six again.

and so with or without all of you and your grandmother as chaooah, i shall obviously do this again, in the very next Torot Time again. because you have all failed, to be here in ThisStory of ThePhysical Living Creation again. because you are all, worshiping other g-d/s. and have all rejected, TheG-D of TheLiving Torah here in IT again.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166363 Mar 8, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
Doesnt address the fact you use a lousy (or dishonest) translation.
Ironically Jesus would never have this problem - He spoke Aramaic - an offshoot of Hebrew.
be like Jesus
Says you, or bmz or both? I hardly think of you guys as being expert translators. I will stick with those that have been approved of by the Catholic Church.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#166364 Mar 8, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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What is the name of this all important angel!!!
rabbee: it has always, been Meechael. and it won't change no matter how many times, G-D gives this same Story of Creation again.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#166365 Mar 8, 2013
it is hard to believe, that this whole world is sooo incredably stupid. that not even one person, can figure out. figure out what living story, we are all here in. from TheG-D of Forever, of Only and Always TheTorah. as this most simple logical deduction, eludes you all.

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#166366 Mar 8, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Says you, or bmz or both? I hardly think of you guys as being expert translators. I will stick with those that have been approved of by the Catholic Church.
Well, for one thing I can understand Hebrew, and you can't

And, BMZ, an Arabic speaker, can follow what I say, since it is very similar

You, on the other hand, can not read Hebrew.

Ironically, there are many learned Christian clergy that CAN understand Hebrew. I know that for a fact because I know at least one Hebrew teacher who teaches at a seminary, and there are multiple books available that are marketed as Hebrew for Christians (usually BY Christians). Plus, there is an entire educational industry in Israel for Christians to this end as well.

AND I WOULD VENTURE THAT 100% OF ANY OF THESE PEOPLE WOULD NOT ONLY AGREE WITH MY EARLIER POST BUT WOULD ALSO CONSIDER YOU A TOTAL FOOL.

sorry - I tell it as it is

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#166367 Mar 8, 2013
bmz wrote:
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I just showed a comparison of Psalm 16:10 in the post above. No 'Holy One" in there.:
If God had really begotten Jesus, God would have declared, I have begotten Jesus from Mary" but
there is no statement from Jesus saying, "I am the begotten son of God" or "God begat me".
So, when Jesus did not say that he was the begotten son of God, how could others?
I have already said that God sending Jesus to suffer on the cross for others' sins, is rubbish and absurd. There was no need to do that.
God is loving. Right? Why would God do such a silly and stupid thing?
God can do anything. Right? So a loving God could have simply forgiven everybody's sins, instead of subjecting Jesus to a ridiculous shame.
The sending of Jesus to suffer for no valid reason, shows that your God is neither love nor loving..
There is no need for you play God.
God is real.

A voice from heaven - A voice from God. This was probably heard by all who were present. This voice, or sound, was repeated on the mount of transfiguration, Matthew 17:5; Luke 9:35-36; 2 Peter 1:17. It was also heard just before his death, and was then supposed by many to be thunder, John 12:25-30. It was a public declaration that Jesus was the Messiah.

My beloved Son - This is the title which God himself gave to Jesus. It denotes the nearness of his relation to God, and the love of God for him, Hebrews 1:2. It implies that he was equal with God, Hebrews 1:5-8; John 10:29-33; John 19:7. The term "Son" is expressive of love of the nearness of his relation to God, and of his dignity and equality with God.

I am well pleased - or, I am ever delighted. The language implies that he was constantly or uniformly well pleased with him; and in this solemn and public manner he expressed his approbation of him as the Redeemer of the world.

The baptism of Jesus has usually been regarded as a striking manifestation of the doctrine of the Trinity, or the doctrine that there are three Persons in the divine nature:

(1) there is the Person of "Jesus Christ," the Son of God, baptized in Jordan, elsewhere declared to be equal with God, John 10:30.

(2) the Holy Spirit descending in a bodily form upon the Saviour. The Holy Spirit is also equal with the Father, or is also God, Acts 5:3-4.

(3) the Father, addressing the Son, and declaring that He was well pleased with him.

It is impossible to explain this transaction consistently in any other way than by supposing that there are three equal Persons in the divine nature or essence, and that each of these sustains an important part in the work of redeeming people.

You know the truth that Jesus is the Son of God, but you cannot bring your self to say it because you are a Muslim.

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#166368 Mar 8, 2013

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#166369 Mar 8, 2013
Those are all Christian sites.

Not everyone is as lazy and foolish as PaulWV

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#166370 Mar 8, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
I just showed a comparison of Psalm 16:10 in the post above. No 'Holy One" in there.:
If God had really begotten Jesus, God would have declared, I have begotten Jesus from Mary" but
there is no statement from Jesus saying, "I am the begotten son of God" or "God begat me".
So, when Jesus did not say that he was the begotten son of God, how could others?
I have already said that God sending Jesus to suffer on the cross for others' sins, is rubbish and absurd. There was no need to do that.
God is loving. Right? Why would God do such a silly and stupid thing?
God can do anything. Right? So a loving God could have simply forgiven everybody's sins, instead of subjecting Jesus to a ridiculous shame.
The sending of Jesus to suffer for no valid reason, shows that your God is neither love nor loving..
On what higher consul above God do you base your reason and logic?
No matter what God did and said you disagree with Gods decisions.

Explain who that consul you confide with that you believe is above God?
Eric

Wheaton, IL

#166371 Mar 8, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
<quoted text>
Says you, or bmz or both? I hardly think of you guys as being expert translators. I will stick with those that have been approved of by the Catholic Church.
Oh, really?

For you will not abandon me to Sheol, nor let your faithful servant see the pit.

http://bible.catholic.net/home.php...

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#166372 Mar 8, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, for one thing I can understand Hebrew, and you can't
And, BMZ, an Arabic speaker, can follow what I say, since it is very similar
You, on the other hand, can not read Hebrew.
Ironically, there are many learned Christian clergy that CAN understand Hebrew. I know that for a fact because I know at least one Hebrew teacher who teaches at a seminary, and there are multiple books available that are marketed as Hebrew for Christians (usually BY Christians). Plus, there is an entire educational industry in Israel for Christians to this end as well.
AND I WOULD VENTURE THAT 100% OF ANY OF THESE PEOPLE WOULD NOT ONLY AGREE WITH MY EARLIER POST BUT WOULD ALSO CONSIDER YOU A TOTAL FOOL.
sorry - I tell it as it is
You need to get a new translator.

It may be added that this interpretation accords with the connection in which the word occurs. Though it may be admitted that the connection would not "necessarily" lead to this view, yet this interpretation is in entire harmony with the statements in the previous verses, and in the following verse. Thus, in the previous verse, the psalmist had said that "his flesh would rest in hope," - a sentiment which accords with either the idea that he would at some future period be raised from the grave, and would not perish forever, though the period of the resurrection might be remote; or with the idea of being raised up so soon that the body would not return to corruption, that is, before the change consequent on death would take place. The sentiment in the following verse also agrees with this view. That sentiment is, that there is a path to life; that in the presence of God there is fulness of joy; that at his right hand there are pleasures forevermore - a sentiment, in this connection, founded on the belief of the resurrection from the dead, and equally true whether the dead should be raised immediately or at some remote period. I infer, therefore, that the apostles Peter and Paul made a legitimate use of this passage; that the argument which they urged was derived from a proper interpretation of the language; that the fair construction of the psalm, and the fact that David "had" returned to corruption, fully justified them in the application which they made of the passage; and that, therefore, it was the design of the Holy Spirit to convey the idea that "the Messiah" would be raised from the dead without undergoing the change which others undergo in the grave; and that it was thus "predicted" in the Old Testament, that be would be raised from the dead in the manner in which he was.

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#166373 Mar 8, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
Those are all Christian sites.
Not everyone is as lazy and foolish as PaulWV
It is not lazy.
It is intelligence to stick to the truth.
And Paul sticks to the truth.
Ignoring truth is ignorance.

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#166374 Mar 8, 2013
Eric wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, really?
For you will not abandon me to Sheol, nor let your faithful servant see the pit.
http://bible.catholic.net/home.php...
Here we go again.
Your link didn't work.
I am prepared to give you a lesson in translating Psalm 16:10.
Its about 5 pages long.
Do you want me to begin?
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166375 Mar 8, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, for one thing I can understand Hebrew, and you can't
And, BMZ, an Arabic speaker, can follow what I say, since it is very similar
You, on the other hand, can not read Hebrew.
Ironically, there are many learned Christian clergy that CAN understand Hebrew. I know that for a fact because I know at least one Hebrew teacher who teaches at a seminary, and there are multiple books available that are marketed as Hebrew for Christians (usually BY Christians). Plus, there is an entire educational industry in Israel for Christians to this end as well.
AND I WOULD VENTURE THAT 100% OF ANY OF THESE PEOPLE WOULD NOT ONLY AGREE WITH MY EARLIER POST BUT WOULD ALSO CONSIDER YOU A TOTAL FOOL.
sorry - I tell it as it is
What matters is that the message meant by the original writer is conveyed and not your twist on it. In Acts 2 and 13 we learn how the first Christians understood the passage and that is enough for me, for they knew those who talked to Jesus on the road to Emmaus and when He opened to them the Scriptures and how they talked of Him.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166376 Mar 8, 2013
Eric wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, really?
For you will not abandon me to Sheol, nor let your faithful servant see the pit.
http://bible.catholic.net/home.php...
As I said before it does not matter how you want to translate the passage it is how the early Christians understood it; and they understood it as a prophecy of Jesus and His resurrection.
Eric

Wheaton, IL

#166377 Mar 8, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Here we go again.
Your link didn't work.
I am prepared to give you a lesson in translating Psalm 16:10.
Its about 5 pages long.
Do you want me to begin?
Funny, it works for me.

But it doesn't matter. Paul says he only goes by the Roman Catholic Church approved translation. The translation I gave was the one approved by the US Conference of Bishops. Therefore, it meets the requirements set forth by Paul.

Here is the home page for the Bible cited. I am sure you can navigate to Psalm 16

http://bible.catholic.net
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166378 Mar 8, 2013
BMZ (SINGAPORE) is a crypto-Jew. Alex is the same.

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