Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 230958 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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The Record Keeper

Hurricane, WV

#174300 Apr 30, 2013
Hey 19,

Did Jesus have his critics murdered?

Did Jesus give permission to his disciples to rape anybody?

Did Jesus enslave anyone?

No, he didn't.

Do you know why?
Mahmood

Canada

#174301 Apr 30, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't believe anyone is coming. The world doesn't need any more trouble makers.
During a dicussion with an Irani gentleman, I asked why he is so enamoured by this Arabian dessert cult called Islam, and he answered "azthagfarallah". He then went on to tell me that only Shias have the right Islam and rest are all deviants.
The moral of the story is that religion divides people & Mohammadis can never unite.
The Record Keeper

Hurricane, WV

#174302 Apr 30, 2013
Again,

Here's a list of killings ordered or supported by Muhammad. It's not exhaustive.

http://www.wikiislam.net/wiki/List_of_Killing...
The Record Keeper

Hurricane, WV

#174303 Apr 30, 2013
Mahmood wrote:
<quoted text>
During a dicussion with an Irani gentleman, I asked why he is so enamoured by this Arabian dessert cult called Islam, and he answered "azthagfarallah". He then went on to tell me that only Shias have the right Islam and rest are all deviants.
The moral of the story is that religion divides people & Mohammadis can never unite.
God is Shia! Yay! Now I can murder the deviants and feel divinely righteous about it!!!

Oh, wait...I'm not Shia...

I'm not Sunni...

Does this mean that I'm doomed by default?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#174304 Apr 30, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no testimony from anyone that he/she saw Jesus getting up.
Jesus did not bring anything new. People knew about resurrection of life many centuries before Jesus. That was nothing new.
But what can be said about Jesus Christ appearing to his followers after his death?

Consider just the following details that the vast majority of skeptical scholars allow:

(1) Most scholars agree that Jesus’ tomb was discovered empty shortly afterwards. With almost two dozen reasons favoring this report alone, what best explains this? Other hypotheses do not account for all the data.

(2) Many eyewitnesses assert that they saw the risen Jesus, both individually and in groups. Even apart from the Gospels, we can establish this totally from just two passages in Paul’s “undisputed writings”:

--Paul told the Corinthians that he had received the Gospel resurrection report from others (1 Corinthians 15:1-8).

--The consensus critical view is that Paul probably obtained this material in Jerusalem, when he visited the eyewitness apostles Peter and James, the brother of Jesus (Galatians 1:18-24).

--Paul returned to Jerusalem 14 years later and specifically checked out the nature of the Gospel message, again with eyewitnesses Peter, James, and now John (Galatians 2:1-10).

--All the apostles agreed that Jesus appeared to them after his death (1 Corinthians 15:11).

(3) Further, critical scholars also agree that Paul received this material from the other apostles at an exceptionally early date-only about five years after the crucifixion. But since the others knew the reports before Paul did, we are right back to the events themselves. Even the best-known critical scholar today, non-Christian specialist Bart Ehrman, dates several Christian traditions as early as just a year or two after the crucifixion!

(4) But why should we believe that these eyewitnesses were being honest? We have first century sources that the three apostles mentioned above were all martyred: Paul, Peter, and James the brother of Jesus. Of course, people die for all sorts of ideas, but only for what they are convinced is true. But unlike others, the apostles were in a position to know whether or not they had seen Jesus Christ alive after his death. By being willing to die, scholars agree that they were convinced that Jesus had indeed appeared to them. At the very least, this addresses their honesty and conviction.

5) Of these eyewitnesses, Paul was a persecutor of the early Christians, and James was an unbeliever. Skeptical scholars accept this in both cases. But why did they become believers? Again, they were certainly in a position to know whether the risen Jesus had appeared to them.

Altogether, these five reasons are each based on a well-evidenced foundation, built on texts that are accepted as historical by virtually all scholars, whatever their religious persuasion. Readers who choose to reject them must consider whether they are doing so for other than factual
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#174305 Apr 30, 2013
The Record Keeper wrote:
<quoted text>Where do get this info? Your Ouija board?
Personal experience RK. I know these people personally. And I'm not into the occult
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#174306 Apr 30, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>You will find out when you die Joe, that God is right.
There is only one person who died and was resurrected from the dead and is alive and well that gives a testimony to the existence of eternal life.
That man is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
If Jesus were alive, he would be here in the land of the living which is earth. Heaven and Hell are the realm. Your god is not alive oops, I forgot he's been reincarnated and his new name is Bill.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#174307 Apr 30, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no testimony from anyone that he/she saw Jesus getting up.
Jesus did not bring anything new. People knew about resurrection of life many centuries before Jesus. That was nothing new.
Elijah the prophet also brought a child back to life. Fitting in this life he's a child psychiatrist.
The Record Keeper

Hurricane, WV

#174308 Apr 30, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Personal experience RK. I know these people personally. And I'm not into the occult
Yeah, right. Get your Goddess to post in this thread, please.
The Record Keeper

Hurricane, WV

#174309 Apr 30, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>If Jesus were alive, he would be here in the land of the living which is earth. Heaven and Hell are the realm. Your god is not alive oops, I forgot he's been reincarnated and his new name is Bill.
I get it. YOU are the measure of truth!

Jesus is NOT alive because you say that he isn't, but in fact he IS alive and his name is Bill!

Take your meds.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#174310 Apr 30, 2013
The Record Keeper wrote:
<quoted text> http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0103.htm
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee (the serpent) and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; they shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise their heel.'
Identify this woman's SEED, and you will be closer to the truth.
The womans seed are the righteous and specifically the Messiah, the second Eve. The seed of the serpent or Adam are the wicked or the one seed, Jesus, the second Adam (read your NT). There is enmity or hostility between the righteous and the wicked and between the Messiah and the reincarnated Jesus (Bill)
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#174311 Apr 30, 2013
The Record Keeper wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, right. Get your Goddess to post in this thread, please.
She does RK. Haven't you heard they've discovered the real name of God?
The Record Keeper

Hurricane, WV

#174312 Apr 30, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>The womans seed are the righteous and specifically the Messiah, the second Eve. The seed of the serpent or Adam are the wicked or the one seed, Jesus, the second Adam (read your NT). There is enmity or hostility between the righteous and the wicked and between the Messiah and the reincarnated Jesus (Bill)
You could not be more in error.

The second Eve was Mary. Her son, the Messiah, was Jesus, a.k.a., the last Adam. Her seed, meaning those who gain spiritual rebirth thanks to Mary's surrender to God and their own response to their spiritual calling that she made possible, are indeed the righteous by faith.
The Record Keeper

Hurricane, WV

#174313 Apr 30, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>She does RK. Haven't you heard they've discovered the real name of God?
Tell us. Don't keep us in suspense.
mag-thatcher

Alexandria, VA

#174314 Apr 30, 2013
Indeed....and his name is DOLLAR
In Europe they call him EURO
So go figure
JOEL

Thane, India

#174315 Apr 30, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>

Most religions believe in a coming redeemer and when this person comes, the OT will be fulfilled and the world will know it. Christianity is the only religion that has a negative view of this person. The Messiah will unite the righteous against the wicked and they both come in all races, creeds and colors.
ROFL.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#174316 Apr 30, 2013
The Record Keeper wrote:
<quoted text>You could not be more in error.
The second Eve was Mary. Her son, the Messiah, was Jesus, a.k.a., the last Adam. Her seed, meaning those who gain spiritual rebirth thanks to Mary's surrender to God and their own response to their spiritual calling that she made possible, are indeed the righteous by faith.
That's a new one. I've never heard that one before. So Mary and Jesus hated each other. Adam is not the son of Mary or Eve, it's the other way around, Eve was Adams' daughter. It's actually very simple but you're making it very complicated. The righteous are righteous because of their actions not because of their faith and we will all be judged by our actions.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#174317 Apr 30, 2013
JOEL wrote:
<quoted text>
ROFL.
Tell me what ROFL means JOEL?
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#174318 Apr 30, 2013
The Record Keeper wrote:
<quoted text>Tell us. Don't keep us in suspense.
Let me go look in the mirror, I need to brush my purple hair, brush my straight teeth and look at my green eyes. That's all in the Song of Solomon. It's a very short book.
Mahmood

Mississauga, Canada

#174319 Apr 30, 2013
The Record Keeper wrote:
<quoted text>God is Shia! Yay! Now I can murder the deviants and feel divinely righteous about it!!!
Oh, wait...I'm not Shia...
I'm not Sunni...
Does this mean that I'm doomed by default?
Worry not my friend, you and I are destined for hellfire.

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