Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256495 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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JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175647 May 9, 2013
If a continual series of cause-effect mechanisms give rise to events, why do we only perceive the past and the present but not the future?
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175648 May 9, 2013
typo - gives not give.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175649 May 9, 2013
Why're we born if only to die?
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175650 May 9, 2013
What're the laws governing happiness and sorrow?
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175651 May 9, 2013
What's the basis of happiness and sorrow?
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175652 May 9, 2013
Why should we strive for happiness when its opposite which is sorrow is sure to pull us down the very next instant or after some time?
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175653 May 9, 2013
Why aim at complete mastery of nature and self when the divisions, dualisms and vacillations of space-time-causation are sure to thwart the attempt of attaining to perfection? Is attaining to absolute perfection even possible?
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#175654 May 9, 2013
Fame and anonymity...

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#175655 May 9, 2013
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>
Frijoles---Thats why they have their own legal system - their OWN LAWS
HughBe--- Let me accept what you are saying that the US armed forces have LAWS prohibiting public expression of religion. Keep in mind that is what my post was and is about.
Are you telling me that although such LAWS violate the US constitution they are acceptable and should be enforced.
You may NOT know what is in the quote below so read it, NOW.
"In the United States, FREEDOM of religion is a CONSTITUTIONALLY GUARANTEED right provided in the religion clauses of the First Amendment."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_relig...
In theory, nothing is keeping soldiers from exercising their freedom of religion. There have even been cases where Wiccans have held ceremonies.

Where you are confused is that there are not enough chaplains to go around. That is a man(people)power issue, not a question of freedom of religion. And when one is a soldier, it is tough luck if they cant get a chaplain for their unit that meets their religion. Thats the part where I mean that soldiers dont have the same rights as civilians. A civilian can relocate to find a church or synagogue, a soldier can not.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#175656 May 9, 2013
HughBe wrote:
PART 1

"Weinstein is the guy who says that ANYONE (including CHAPLAINS!) sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military is guilty of TREASON, committing “spiritual rape” and is an ENEMY of the Constitution."
Not sure where you get your info from that if you want to here it from the source

http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#175657 May 9, 2013
editing alert!

Not sure where you get your info from, but if you want to hear it from the source

http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/

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#175658 May 9, 2013
http://www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org/2013/...

EXAMINER – Deconstructing hysteria: how the ongoing misstatements of military policy began

– MAY 5, 2013
Selected Article Excerpt:

Each generation of blog and news stories seems to further embellish earlier misstatements of fact. The internet is awash with claims that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has allied with the Obama Administration to rid the military of any Christian influence. The MRFF is said to be an atheistic and anti-Christian organization. Its leader, Mikey Weinstein, is said to be an anti-Christian Jew who has been hired by the administration and given the unofficial title of ‘tolerance advisor.’ Allegedly, he and Obama will use this position to implement new policies of Christian persecution. The beginning of that process is the Pentagon’s recent “ban on religious proselytization.” Christians who profess their faith will be court-martialed, according to sites like Fox News, Breitbart.com , the Christian Post (since partially retracted) and countless blogs.

All of these claims are demonstrably untrue, but that makes no difference to those who continue to spread them as fact.

Is this just a misunderstanding? How have these bizarre claims come to be accepted as truth by so many thousands of enraged Christians? Given below is an analysis of where these false statements began and how they were spread.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#175659 May 9, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>God is a Spirit and procreation is of the flesh. That was the purpose of the creation of male and female, to propagate the species. If Spirits could procreate, she never would've created Adam and Eve or this earth. The Lord created the earth to be inhabited and you need a medical degree to understand how reproduction works.
rabbee: yes and your mommy and daddy, never had sex either.

Spirits give birth to Spirits, and flesh gives birth to flesh. Adam's birth, is by a surogate virgin mother. but TheSpirit, is still G-D'S Baby.

and you don't know, how procreation really works. and neither does, medical science.

and their ain't no woman, by name of eve anywhere in TheTorah Scroll. chet vav(with a center dot) hey does not spell eve.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#175660 May 9, 2013
JOEL wrote:
<quoted text>
So, if this being called God is female, does she have sexual organs and female emotions?
God has been incarnated in the body of a woman and the answer to your questions is yes. In Daniel 7:8 the Messiah is called a little horn. A horn is a phallic symbol of power, so a little horn is a woman.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#175661 May 9, 2013
JOEL wrote:
Why're we born if only to die?
You ask an awful lot of questions JOEL. I would suggest you read your OT. As far as the question addressed, the purpose of life is life. God reproduced herself because she was lonely. It is Gods' intent for all of us to live past this earthly life and to go to heaven and live forever. When you get to be about my age, you realize how short this life is.
Ben Ghazi

Hurricane, WV

#175662 May 9, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>You ask an awful lot of questions JOEL. I would suggest you read your OT. As far as the question addressed, the purpose of life is life. God reproduced herself because she was lonely. It is Gods' intent for all of us to live past this earthly life and to go to heaven and live forever. When you get to be about my age, you realize how short this life is.
If God was lonely, then God is not perfect.

Suit yourself.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#175663 May 9, 2013
Ben Ghazi wrote:
<quoted text>If God was lonely, then God is not perfect.
Suit yourself.
What does loneliness have anything to do with perfection? God looked on her creation and saw that it was good, not perfect. I never said God was perfect. "I have seen an end of all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad". God is only human.

Since: Apr 11

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#175664 May 9, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>What does loneliness have anything to do with perfection? God looked on her creation and saw that it was good, not perfect. I never said God was perfect. "I have seen an end of all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad". God is only human.
You are ignorant.
Ben Ghazi

Hurricane, WV

#175665 May 9, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>What does loneliness have anything to do with perfection? God looked on her creation and saw that it was good, not perfect. I never said God was perfect. "I have seen an end of all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad". God is only human.
Yeah, right.

Did I already post that you are crazy?
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#175666 May 9, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
In theory, nothing is keeping soldiers from exercising their freedom of religion. There have even been cases where Wiccans have held ceremonies.
Where you are confused is that there are not enough chaplains to go around. That is a man(people)power issue, not a question of freedom of religion. And when one is a soldier, it is tough luck if they cant get a chaplain for their unit that meets their religion. Thats the part where I mean that soldiers dont have the same rights as civilians. A civilian can relocate to find a church or synagogue, a soldier can not.
pg 8249

Frijoles---Where you are confused is that there are not enough chaplains to go around. That is a man(people)power issue, not a question of freedom of religion

HughBe--- Clearly the conversation is ABOVE your head. Eric, your man is trying to justify banning chaplains because there are NOT enough of them. I am saying that such justification is BS.

The issues from the start are captured below and they were NOT manpower issues. Please read slowly.

"Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein is an attorney, businessman, and former Air Force officer. He is the founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation,(MRFF) and author of With God on Our Side: One Man's War AGAINST an Evangelical Coup in AMERICA'S Military and No Snowflake in an Avalanche, both of which describe his fight against alleged coercive Christian Fundamentalist practices by some members of the military"

"In 2006, Weinstein was named as one of Forward Magazine's "Forward 50", a list of the most influential Jews in America"

"A former Air Force officer and White House lawyer during the Reagan administration, Weinstein is today a one-issue whistle-blower who has driven real change in religious policy throughout the military.

Advocating for SECULARISM in the military through the Military Religious Freedom Foundation he founded in 2005, Weinstein has fought a campaign against public prayer and proselytizing by Air Force officers...."

Question, is there a need for SECULARISM in the Israeli army?

Would the "PRINCIPLES" that he is championing apply to Israel?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_L._Weins...

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