Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256359 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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Alex123 WM

London, UK

#175293 May 7, 2013
Kareem O Crap wrote:
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The natural assumption is that they were all there when he said this to them.
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So what? Two different accounts. The whole thing is told in story form anyway, so not all stories will match completely when it comes from people's recollections.
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No, he wasn't an Apostle at that time, and in fact, he is actually considered more of a saint rather than one of the original Apostles.
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Could you ask that question in a more serious way?
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Paul didn't write the Gospels.
lol....you are a clueless fool tranny jinny.
I asked you to name the 12 apostles who went out to change the world.
Are you suggesting that they are the original 12 disicples?
Honest paul screwed up everthing for BJ!
Alex123 WM

London, UK

#175294 May 7, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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Prick,
You don't make any sense, and you are pretty boring as well.
If Muslim means one who submits to one god almighty, then the question would be who is this one god almighty? Is your god YHVH? No. We have a problem then.
Another problem is that you stated it was sarcasm, but now after Alex butted in miracously it wasn't sarcasm to call a Jewish a muslim, since he believes in one god almighty? LMAO
Why would Allah tell to Muhammad that the people of the Scripture have to adopt the religion of truth, when they are already submited to god alimighty?
How long do I have to humiliate you? LOL
This fool is unable to put together two English words cogently.
Let's see if this ass*ole understands this:
There can only be ONE God.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#175295 May 7, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>If you were so smart, you'd know how to spell. I notice you do that a lot.
rabbee: what you keep track of typos, as proof of not knowing how to spell? at least i know, how to spell adam or Yovel without a fake j.

it does not matter, who you think, or say i am. it only matters, who G-D came and said i am here in The Living Scripture. so your not here, in TheTorah don't count.

your not in charge, of ThisStory from G-D. nor shall you be, in charge of This Same Again Story from G-D. you can't make changes, to this Story that only G-D can change. and the last i heard, from Moshe it hasn't changed.

G-D promised, adam and his mate, to be returned to TheTree of Life. and here we are, in TheTorah happening again as promised. so call G-D, the liar all you want with your lies. but adam and his mate, live again in TheTorah from G-D.

it's too obvious you have been, lied to and taken advantage of.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#175296 May 7, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>There are 3 shepherds that were supposed to commit suicide by hanging. Zechariah 11:8, and Jesus did not fulfill the rest of it either. Judas had the 30 pieces of silver at the last supper and it was probably given to him by Jesus. If you read all of Zechariah 11, you can see it was not fulfilled. There is also a multitude of scripture that goes along with it and it is an unmistakable event.
rabbee: if you look long enough, if you measure a sufficient number of attributes, and if you are highly selective, you can eventually find statistical evidence to prove or disprove any claim.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#175297 May 7, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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No offense rabbee Yehoshooah Adam but it doesn't look like you are over 200 IQ
rabbee: just because i am not the same as then, or have a job from G-D that nobody wants. is not indicative of, what my worldly iq would be to you. are you a neurosergeon, authorized to give iq tests? do you even know, how far a dog can run into the woods? and just how fast, can you string beads?

sure i am talking about a subject, that none of you even want to know. but does this have, any effect on my iq? or is it your nievity of the subjects, just assuming it as so? and i am saying, everything this world, just does not want to hear.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#175298 May 7, 2013
rabbee yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: what you keep track of typos, as proof of not knowing how to spell? at least i know, how to spell adam or Yovel without a fake j.
it does not matter, who you think, or say i am. it only matters, who G-D came and said i am here in The Living Scripture. so your not here, in TheTorah don't count.
your not in charge, of ThisStory from G-D. nor shall you be, in charge of This Same Again Story from G-D. you can't make changes, to this Story that only G-D can change. and the last i heard, from Moshe it hasn't changed.
G-D promised, adam and his mate, to be returned to TheTree of Life. and here we are, in TheTorah happening again as promised. so call G-D, the liar all you want with your lies. but adam and his mate, live again in TheTorah from G-D.
it's too obvious you have been, lied to and taken advantage of.
You can't or won't spell any name. What is Yahoshooah anyway? The name is Joshua or Yeshua. You obviously assume we can't pronounce a name so you have to sound it out. We're not as dumb as you are.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#175299 May 7, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>You can't or won't spell any name. What is Yahoshooah anyway? The name is Joshua or Yeshua. You obviously assume we can't pronounce a name so you have to sound it out. We're not as dumb as you are.
rabbee: yehoshooah, it translates as TheHisRedeemer. yeah i know it has that, infamous femine ending to it. and how can you transliterate a j or u, from eevreet into english. when eevreet even unto this day, does not have any consonants j or vowel u to transliterate.

and why are you using, the greek femine a ending with those names? greek is a horrible languge to do, eevreet transliterations. and don't tell me they could not of translated Yeshooah, into greek so they bungled it transliteratly. when it simply means, redeemption/salvation.

and eevreet transliterations are not that hard to pronounce in english. since every consonant and it's associated vowel is a sylable. and there is one vowel, per consonant. as in my new name from G-D, Ye-ho-shoo-ah. so even TheTetragrammen, should not be any problem. with one vowel, for every consonant. as long as you know the right vowels, to associate with the consonants. and be cautious to recognize the vav, can be used as the accretion word and.

and i would not accuse anyone, of being as dumb as you. when the chances are, you can talk. maybe your deaf, but you can talk and write too. and dumb does not mean the same thing, as any where close to stupid or ignorance. it is just means, the inability to speak.
Moses Kestenbaum ODA

United States

#175300 May 7, 2013
Muslim cockroaches are dirty creatures who's only contribution to mankind is a suicide vest and cutting off the clits of women. This fake prophet muhammad was a rapist sicko pedo who had sex with minors as young as six years old. Islam kills, maims and murderers over a million muslims every year, islam enslaves and murders who ever seeks freedom as is evidence in syria today, islams brutality is terrible terrible

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#175301 May 7, 2013
Alex123 WM wrote:
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This fool is unable to put together two English words cogently.
Let's see if this ass*ole understands this:
There can only be ONE God.
Jesus Christ is our lord God and Savior.
There is no other God besides God.

In 1 Timothy 6, Paul is wrapping up his letter to Timothy, telling him to fight the good fight and keep his profession of faith. He tells Timothy that he’s to do this “until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,” whom he subsequently refers to as “the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see.

To Him be honor and eternal dominion.” The title is used to indicate someone who has the power to exercise absolute dominion over all His realm. In the case of the Lord Jesus, the realm is all of creation.
Paul labors to emphasize the solitary nature of Christ’s rule, calling Him the “only” Sovereign, who is “alone” and “unapproachable.” The rule of Jesus is unique and above that of all other rulers.

The other two uses of the phrase, those in Revelation, refer to the final conquest and return of Jesus. The implication is that in the end all other rules will be conquered or abolished, and He alone will reign supreme as King and Lord of all creation and creatures. There is no power, no king, and no lord who can oppose Him and win.

There are myriad references to this absolute rule of Jesus, and His preeminence over other rulers, all throughout Scripture, some subtle, some overt. To mention just a few, Isaiah 40:23-24 says that the Lord brings “princes to nothing” and makes earth’s rulers “emptiness.”

The mere breath of the Lord will “carry them off like stubble.” Daniel’s vision of the son of man in Daniel 7:13-14 is of one whom he calls “the Ancient of Days” whose everlasting dominion is over all people, nations and languages.

In the New Testament, we get a better view of whom these passages refer to when the writer of Hebrews speaks of the Lord Jesus:“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power”(Hebrews 1:3). The next verse speaks of Jesus being “much superior” to the angels. Clearly, His rule over creation is absolute.

Paul makes the point that this rule is derived from Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. In Philippians 2:5-11, he discusses the extent to which Jesus went to atone for sinners and concludes that this is the reason that “God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”(vv. 9-11).
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#175302 May 7, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>So you're admitting that Allah is not real or alive. I guess that's why he just sits on his arse and never does anything. Tell me, what is Allahs' plan for the future of the world? Did he ever send a prophet other than Muhammed?
I'm admitting that there's a lot of really stupid people here, and one outright lunatic that has rabies.

No matter what I say here, it's going to fly over everybody's head.
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#175303 May 7, 2013
Shamma wrote:
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The proof that God talked to Abraham and Moses is by Gods own words spoken to Moses, and we have a written record of it in Gods Holy Bible.
The story of God speaking to Moses out of the burning bush is found in Exodus 3:1-4:23. Though this remarkable event tells us about Moses’ encounter with God on Mount Horeb, its primary purpose was God’s revelation of Himself (Deuteronomy 33:16; Mark 12:26).
The burning bush as described in Exodus 3:2 is a theophany, the appearance of God in a form that is visible to man. The bush itself was most likely some kind of bramble or thorn bush, and the fire burning the bush was in the form of the angel of the Lord who “appeared to him [Moses] in flames of fire”(Exodus 3:2).
This is the first time the Bible uses the word “holy” with reference to God (verse 5). At the burning bush God revealed His holiness in a way it had never been revealed before.
Moses was so awed by this experience that later when he wrote his famous victory hymn, he made sure to mention this divine attribute of God’s holiness:“Who among the gods is like you, O LORD? Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?”(Exodus 15:11)
There are several reasons why God revealed Himself to Moses out of the burning bush. First, God reveals Himself as a fire in that it is an image of His holiness. All through the Bible fire is pictured as a purifying and refining instrument of God’s holiness.
This is further evidenced when God commands Moses to remove his sandals “for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Here God was emphasizing to Moses the gap between the divine and the human. God is transcendent in His holiness, so Moses was not allowed to come close to Him.
Holiness means separation. God’s holiness means that He is set apart from everything He has made. Holiness is not simply His righteousness (although that is part of it), but also His otherness. It is the distinction between the Creator and the creature, the infinite distance between God's deity and our humanity.
God says,“I am God, and not man—the Holy One among you”(Hosea 11:9). His people respond by saying,“There is no one holy like the Lord”(1 Samuel 2:2).
Secondly, God revealed Himself to Moses out of the burning bush as an image of His glory. Though this theophany was frightening (Exodus 3:6; Deuteronomy 4:24), its purpose was to manifest the sheer majesty of God and to stand as a visible reminder to Moses and his people during the dark times ahead.
For it would be soon that God would manifest His holiness and glory to the entire nation of Israel. As Moses and the children of Israel soon learned, His glory is like a consuming fire, a pillar of fire that radiates light, a light so brilliant that no man can approach it (Exodus 24:17; 1 Timothy 6:16).
Then we see that God was also concerned for the suffering of His people Israel (Exodus 3:7-8). In fact, this was the first time God had ever called Israel “my people.” Under the oppressive bondage of Egypt, they had no hope but God, and they could do nothing but cry out to Him.
God heard them and was now going to meet their need by delivering them from their enslavement and suffering (Psalm 40:17; Isaiah 41:10; Jeremiah 1:8). Though God has revealed Himself as one who lives in unapproachable light (1 Timothy 6:16), the burning bush symbolized His intent not to consume or destroy His people, but to be their savior, to lead them out of bondage in Egypt and into the Promised Land.
Is it not a "Circular" argument?

Bible is Proof that God Spoke to Abraham and Moses.

And Bible SAYS that God spoke to Abraham and Moses?

Still you do not seem to understand difference between proof and claim.

Proof has to be separate from claim. Testimonies from other sources or falsifying test.

So far you have produced none!!

I know how dis- comfortable you feel!!

May be this is the FIRST time some one asked YOU to bring the proof!!
MUQ

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

#175304 May 7, 2013
Gospel of Barnabas, Part-107A (Conclusion - Contd.)

Prologue:

1. When Jesus was finally taken up into heaven, his disciples continued his mission on the lines of jesus’ teachings and amongst the Jews.

2. They were persecuted by Jews and Romans both, and they had to struggle on two fronts.

3. During that time, One Particularly learned Jew, Paul, who was avowed enemy of Christians, got converted into Christianity.

3A. No one could believe such a wonder and Jesus’ disciples were still afraid of him, but Barnabas convinced them about genuinely of his faith and conversion.

4. Paul was having his own hidden plan for this conversion, instead of going to the disciples and to learn from them the message and teaching of Jesus, he claimed that he has direct access to jesus and jesus sends him direct revelation and has appointed him an Apostle to Non Jews.

5. Paul took care to preach his message to areas which had very little jewish population, he saw to it that he only preached amongst non Jews. These pagans were not adept in the Jewish terms and with the jewish scriptures, so they accepted Paul’s arguments and Paul’s teachings and Paul’s claims of Apostle ship as authentic.

6. In this way, Non Jews followers of Paul kept on increasing in numbers. Initially Barnabas and other Chosen Disciple of Jesus did not take strong notice of Paul’s preachings to Non Jews and felt ease as to what he was doing for the cause of Christianity.

7. But soon started the tussle between Jewish Christians and non Jewish Christians.
The former asking later to abide by the laws of Torah and do circumcision as mentioned in the law, while the latter (supported by Paul) held that observation of Law is not needed for Non Jewish Christians.

8. To solve this problem the famous Council of Jerusalem was held (as described by Luke in book of Acts Ch. 15). In this conference Paul presented the case of Non Jewish Christians and James, brother of Jesus, was the spokesperson for Jewish Christians. After discussions the consensus was reached that Non Jewish Christians are not to be forced to follow the Jewish law.

9. As per jewish Christians, this was only a temporary respite for Newly converted Non Jews. With time they and their Children would be asked to follow Jewish law as they were following.

10. But Paul and his party took these concessions as permanent and Paul then started preaching his teachings against Torah in full swing. He declared the law as being abolished for ever and Christians has only to have faith in Jesus and no deeds are needed from them for salvation except believe in Jesus.

11. Paul started raising the personality of Jesus and brought him to the level of Divinity, it was there that he came in direct conflict with the Chosen Disciples of jesus and they broke with him. We see that Luke (a disciple of Paul) omits all Jesus’ Disciples after Chapter-15.

12. Barnabas and other Chosen Disciples of Jesus broke company with Paul and started their own mission.

13. That is why, we see in the Gospel of Barnabas such phrase as “many false prophets have risen and they preach against the Law, Circumcision and allow all unclean food” and amongst them Paul is also present.

14. That is the main reason for Barnabas to write his Gospel. Since Church is controlled by Followers of Paul, since 325 CE, that is why they are so much against this Gospel and they have tried their best to get it extinct.

15. But it is wisdom and mercy of God that this Gospel be not lost and its message be delivered to those who want to take heed.

16. If people continue to ignore its message and be “happy and content” with Paul’s logic and Paul’s version of jesus and his mission, it is their choice.

17. Truth has been presented to them in the clearest form, and that is what we are supposed to do (MUQ)

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#175305 May 7, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Is it not a "Circular" argument?
Bible is Proof that God Spoke to Abraham and Moses.
And Bible SAYS that God spoke to Abraham and Moses?
Still you do not seem to understand difference between proof and claim.
Proof has to be separate from claim. Testimonies from other sources or falsifying test.
So far you have produced none!!
I know how dis- comfortable you feel!!
May be this is the FIRST time some one asked YOU to bring the proof!!
We have the living proof through Jesus Christ God in human form on earth who spoke and taught all about Himself being God.
We have eye witness testimony confirming Jesus is God in the human flesh.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175306 May 7, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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No offense rabbee Yehoshooah Adam but it doesn't look like you are over 200 IQ
True, Rabbee has a low IQ and your IQ is somewhere near his low IQ score.

(smiles)
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175307 May 7, 2013
Stefano keeps asserting that YHVH, Allah, El and other beings do not exist. How does he know that they don't exist? Has he incisively and comprehensively investigated the matter in a subjective as well as objective manner and then arrived at the conclusion? Or is it one of those off-hand comments of a typical sub-intellectual crass materialist with a superficial and narrow world-view who can't see anything beyond matter and who insist that mind, life, emotions and consciousness are aspects of matter? LOL.

Anyway.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175308 May 7, 2013
Seeker wrote:
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Is there anything at all good about Rabbee? Does he eat his vegetables?

I would prefer if he just starts eating his meds again so that he could have a coherent conversation.

But I doubt that's ever going to happen.

Speaking of vegetables, he can start eating his head first because he has the brain of a lima bean.
ROFL.

The only good thing about Rabbee is his unflinching loyalty to the adverse being who has possessed him.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175310 May 7, 2013
Imagine the world being ruled by satanists and genetically perverse possessed fanatics. LOL.

“The Pleasure is all MINE”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#175311 May 7, 2013
you sound like a Mormon

Your notion of "non corruptible" does not mean "true"

A liar can write a thousand words, and they be preserved, lies and all, in writing for 1500 years.

It's not "truth" just because it was left intact.

And remind me again, what in the Bible teaches me that God is not God? What in the Bible teaches me that there is more than one god?

I can't seem to FIND that.
Seeker wrote:
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Well, that's the whole thing. Seems like God learns from his mistakes and finally got it right with the Quran where he finally learned how to make a non corruptible scripture. Muhammad never thought things out very much when he invented his claims.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175312 May 7, 2013
Democracy is veiled autocracy.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175313 May 7, 2013
Striking epiphany.

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