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

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#166548 Mar 9, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
Lawyer hopes Catholic Church abuse claims will lead to legal change
STV 9 March 2013 18:02 GMT
Cameron Fyfe: Six clients making abuse claims.STV
A leading Scottish solicitor believes a change to the law making it easier for sexual abuse victims to claim compensation could be considered in light of fresh allegations against the Catholic Church.
Cameron Fyfe is acting on behalf of six clients who claim they were abused by priests, two of whom came forward in the weeks since Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigned after admitting sexual misconduct.
It follows reports that bishops in the Scottish Catholic Church knew of 20 allegations of child sex abuse between 1985 and 1995.
Mr Fyfe said: "I'm acting for six clients who allege they were abused by priests, some in the 1980s, some in the 1990s. One we have raised a court action over in the Court of Session and one we're just about to raise a court action over. The other four we're currently investigating.
"Two of the victims were abused in the early 1980s, two towards the end of the 1980s, and two relatively recently in the mid-1990s. Two say they were raped by the priest in question; the others suffered serious sexual abuse.”
Mr Fyfe complained that the “time bar” in Scots law, which gives claimants a set period of time in which they must raise an action, was unfair.
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/03/c...
CARDINAL Keith O'Brien ADMITS and apologises for SEXUAL MISCONDUCT.
UK CATHOLIC LEADER (!!!!) who was FORCED to RESIGN early by the POPE ADMITS in statement that his sexual conduct 'fell below standards'
Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
The Guardian, Sunday 3 March 2013 20.47 GMT
CARDINAL KEITH O'BRIEN
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who was forced to resign, has released a statement admitting and apologising for his sexual conduct.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who was forced to resign by the pope last week, has made a dramatic admission that he was guilty of sexual misconduct throughout his career in the Roman Catholic church.
In a short but far-reaching statement issued late on Sunday, the 74-year-old stated that "there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal".
The former archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, and UNTIL RECENTLY THE MOST SENIOR CATHOLIC in BRITAIN, apologised and asked for forgiveness from those he had "offended" and from the entire church.
O'Brien was forced to resign last week by Pope Benedict XVI, barely 36 hours after the Observer disclosed that three serving priests and a former priest were accusing him of "inappropriate acts" against them nearly 30 years ago, in a formal complaint to the pope's ambassador to the UK.
The CARDINAL HAD "contested" those allegations (LIAR...LIAR...LIAR!!!), while his officials said he was taking legal advice.
But NOW O'Brien has effectively ADMITTED (LIAR CAUGHT WITH PANTS DOWN!!!!!) he had been breaching the church's strict rules on celibacy and its bar on homosexuality since he became a priest – and during his 10 years as a cardinal.
It was alleged that some of these incidents were "drunken fumblings". One case reported by the Observer involved repeated sexual contact.
On Friday, there were claims that complaints had been made to the nuncio, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, by a fifth priest last year, about an alleged incident in 2001.
Announcing that he would now retire entirely from public life and from the frontline duties for the church he once led, O'Brien said: "In recent days certain allegations which have been made against me have become public. Initially, their anonymous and non-specific nature led me to contest them.
"However, I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal.
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#166549 Mar 9, 2013
Muslim law permits pedophiles.
Its legal to rape children under Islam law.
http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Islam_and_Pedophili...

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#166550 Mar 9, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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I am still waiting, now days, for a definition of a "non-scriptural language". You make up stuff thinking you are some kind of expert on "scriptural language". So, far I am not impressed; you need to try harder.
A scriptural language is the native text.

There it is. The definition you were waiting for.

BMZ and MUQ are Arabic speakers - Arabic is similar to Hebrew, the native text. Like Portuguese vs Spanish.

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#166551 Mar 9, 2013
Pedophilia in the Qur'an
Main article: Pedophilia in the Qur'an

The Qur'an permits pedophilia. The following Qur'anic verse allows sex with pre-pubescent girls who have not yet menstruated.
And (as for) those of your women who have despaired of menstruation, if you have a doubt, their prescribed time shall be three months, and of those too who have not had their courses; and (as for) the pregnant women, their prescribed time is that they lay down their burden; and whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah He will make easy for him his affair.
Qur'an 65:4

What is being discussed is the Iddat (&#1575;&#1604;&#1 593;&#1583;&#1577; &#8206;), which is a waiting period a female must observe before she can remarry. According to this verse, the stipulated waiting period for a divorced girl who has not yet menstruated is three months.
Muhammad Fits the Clinical Definition of a Pedophile

Main Articles: Aisha's Age of Consummation and Responses to Apologetics: Muhammad and Aisha

Muhammad was a pedophile, even according to the most stringent clinical definition of pedophilia - the DSM-IV-TR:
A. Over a period of at least six months, recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child or children (generally age 13 years or younger).

B. The person has acted on these sexual urges, or the sexual urges or fantasies caused marked distress or interpersonal difficulty.

C. The person is at least age 16 years and at least 5 years older than the child or children in Criterion A.

Note: This does not include an individual in late adolescence involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with a 12- or 13-year-old.
PsychiatryOnline - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition

Muhammad was engaged to Aisha when she was only 6 year old and he was 51, and consummated the marriage while she was still pre-pubescent, aged 9 lunar years old. Thus he fulfilled all three requirements needed for a positive diagnosis.

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#166552 Mar 9, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>The whole Torah is about the Messiah.
The Jews are still waiting for a Messiah.
Very little in the Torah refers to that topic .

You yourself, a few posts later cut and pasted something to that very effect.

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#166553 Mar 9, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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All the stupidity is reserved for Pauline Christian.
I am yet to see any religion with roots so weak and shallow as Pauline Christianity.
Wherever you touch the wall is ready to fall down!!
No doubt Jews have totally neutralized Christianity in the west, there is no Christian Scholar worth his name who can stand to Jews in any religious debate and hold his ground even for 5 minutes.
Jews havent neutralized Christianity - rather Christianity has neutralized itself by being irrelevant to the problems of the modern world.

Judaism, on the other hand, has always embraced intellectual inquiry and debate, so modernism has never been a real threat to the practice of the religion.
Paul WV

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#166554 Mar 9, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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A scriptural language is the native text.
There it is. The definition you were waiting for.
BMZ and MUQ are Arabic speakers - Arabic is similar to Hebrew, the native text. Like Portuguese vs Spanish.
Where does that say Greek is not a scriptural language as bmz claims.

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#166555 Mar 9, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Where does that say Greek is not a scriptural language as bmz claims.
Torah was not originally in Greek. It was translated TO Greek from its native Hebrew.

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#166556 Mar 9, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_translatio...

Hebrew Bible

The Tanakh was mainly written in Biblical Hebrew, with some portions (notably in Daniel and Ezra) in Biblical Aramaic.
JOEL

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#166557 Mar 9, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Judaism, on the other hand, has always embraced intellectual inquiry and debate, so modernism has never been a real threat to the practice of the religion.
Jews keep borrowing from various cultures or sources to reinvent their beliefs, attitudes and practices.

If a faith is based on cosmic principles then it need not reinvent itself nor does it need to readjust its values since the cosmic principles on which it stands are eternal.

Vedanta and Buddhism are faiths based on cosmic principles as seen in their expositions and so these faiths need not adjust themselves with the march of time. Who can dispute the laws of consciousness, space, singularity, space, time and the rest? These are the cosmic principles that never change.

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#166558 Mar 9, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_translatio...

The Septuagint (LXX) was the very first translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, and later became the accepted text of the Old Testament in the church and the basis of its canon.

The Latin Vulgate by Jerome was based upon the Hebrew for those books of the Bible preserved in the Jewish canon (as reflected in the masoretic text), and on the Greek text for the deuterocanonical books.
JOEL

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#166559 Mar 9, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>

Torah was not originally in Greek. It was translated TO Greek from its native Hebrew.
True.
Paul WV

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#166560 Mar 9, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Torah was not originally in Greek. It was translated TO Greek from its native Hebrew.
The NT Scriptures were written in Greek; the native language. So where does your definition say Greek is not a scriptural language. What is bmz's definition of a scriputal language; I've been waiting a week for a reply to this question.
JOEL

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#166561 Mar 9, 2013
JEROME was a crypyo-Jew who reportedly manipulated many of the original biblical teachings....
JOEL

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#166562 Mar 9, 2013
The teachings of Jesus were in Aramaic not Greek. However, the validity and superiority of a scripture is judged on the basis of its contents and not on the language of its revelation.
bmz

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#166563 Mar 9, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
A scriptural language is the native text.

There it is. The definition you were waiting for.

BMZ and MUQ are Arabic speakers - Arabic is similar to Hebrew, the native text. Like Portuguese vs Spanish.
Thanks a million.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166564 Mar 9, 2013
Principles count, not personalities.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166565 Mar 9, 2013
The closer a principle is to its cosmic archetype, the more authentic it is.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166566 Mar 9, 2013
Creation from nothing, extra-cosmic God, propagation of the human race from one man-woman pair, global flood, dying on a cross to save the world, feeding on the flesh and blood of a man to come closer to God, last prophet, awaiting a messiah and the like are mumbo jumbo teachings.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166567 Mar 9, 2013
The validity and superiority of a scripture is judged on the basis of its contents and not on the language of its revelation.

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