Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256494 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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Seeker

Lowell, MA

#180742 Jun 22, 2013
Correct to above, exited should have been existed.

"Why is it illogical? And to say that energy simply always EXISTED without cause would be equally illogical.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#180743 Jun 22, 2013
JOEL wrote:
Illiterate.
Big Bang is an effect of qm field activity as non-equlilibrium conditions in the singulairty cause a projection of the energy into form.
What was the cause of the fields or energy themselves? It has to be "something" for it to reach a state of non equilibrium. "Nothing" reaches a state of non equilibrium, it has to be "something" to even reach a certain state. And if it is "something", then we question the origin of that "something" itself. Energy is not non existent, so it is "something". It can react with things, maybe even create things, but what is the origin or cause of energy itself? Everybody always seems to want to end the logic chain prematurely to make things convenient for them so that they think that they finally have an answer, but they are merely fooling themselves.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#180744 Jun 22, 2013
bmz wrote:
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That is ok but distribution is not the right word.
That's fine, I think that you could understand what I was saying anyway, and that's all that matters.
yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#180745 Jun 22, 2013
Alex123 WMi wrote:
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Another load of Bull form BJ when he knew that his mates and him would be beaten and captured,
Have you forgotten how he misled the fools before the idiots went over to threaten the priest and chop the ear off servant?
Luke 22:36
He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a SWORD, sell your cloak and BUY ONE.
Luke 22:38
The disciples said, "See, Lord, here are two SWORDS." "That's enough!" he replied.
The fools thought they could bully the priest with 2 swords, but did not realise that the trained soldiers were on their way to kick their asses!
So BJ came up with the bull about lving by the sword!
BJ was an UTTER failure.
rabbee: failure in the vanity of your own terrorist eyes, does not constitute a failure in TheEYE of G-D. violence only proves, you a violent anti-peace person. since Benee Adam, pre-knew of THEIR death. no amount of violence against it, was destined to prevent it. so was the failure His, or theirs for rejecting the truth.
i have heard muslims say they revere Benee Adam. but you are telling, me they don't actually. so which is it, or is it all just another lie for muhammed at any terrorist cost? no one who lives by the swords of terrorism, shall ever enter GanEden. for this, you are all not. for your not being true to G-D, is the cause of all anti-peace. all the lies of this world, shall keep you all out of GanEden.
JOEL

India

#180746 Jun 22, 2013
Causation is innate in energy field like say charge is inherent in electron/proton. Cause and energy are not two different things - effect is the cause itself in partial or complete manifestation. Besides, cause should be at least as great as its effect in terms of information content for the causation to be operational.
JOEL

India

#180747 Jun 22, 2013
Bye, dunces.

(smiles)

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#180748 Jun 22, 2013
bmz wrote:
“There are few things more dangerous than inbred religious certainty.”
Bart D. Ehrman, God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question-Why We Suffer
“Different authors have different points of view. You can't just say,'I believe in the Bible.” Bart D. Ehrman
“One of the most amazing and perplexing features of mainstream Christianity is that seminarians who learn the historical-critical method in their Bible classes appear to forget all about it when it comes time for them to be pastors.
They are taught critical approaches to Scripture, they learn about the discrepancies and contradictions, they discover all sorts of historical errors and mistakes, they come to realize that it is difficult to know whether Moses existed or what Jesus actually said and did, they find that there are other books that were at one time considered canonical but that ultimately did not become part of Scripture (for example, other Gospels and Apocalypses), they come to recognize that a good number of the books of the Bible are pseudonymous (for example, written in the name of an apostle by someone else), that in fact we don't have the original copies of any of the biblical books but only copies made centuries later, all of which have been altered.
They learn all of this, and yet when they enter church ministry they appear to put it back on the shelf. For reasons I will explore in the conclusion, pastors are, as a rule, reluctant to teach what they learned about the Bible in seminary.”
&#8213; Bart D. Ehrman, Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible {and Why We Don't Know About Them}
“In terms of the historical record, I should also point out that there is no account in any ancient source whatsoever about King Herod slaughtering children in or around Bethlehem, or anyplace else. No other author, biblical or otherwise, mentions this event. Is it, like John's account of Jesus' death, a detail made up by Matthew in order to make some kind of theological point?”
Bart D. Ehrman, Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible {and Why We Don't Know About Them}
“The historical problems with Luke are even more pronounced.
For one thing, we have relatively good records for the reign of Caesar Augustus, and there is no mention anywhere in any of them of an empire-wide census for which everyone had to register by returning to their ancestral home.
And how could such a thing even be imagined? Joesph returns to Bethlehem because his ancestor David was born there. But David lived a thousand years before Joseph.
Are we to imagine that everyone in the Roman Empire was required to return to the homes of their ancestors from a thousand years earlier? If we had a new worldwide census today and each of us had to return to the towns of our ancestors a thousand years back—where would you go?
Can you imagine the total disruption of human life that this kind of universal exodus would require? And can you imagine that such a project would never be mentioned in any of the newspapers?
There is not a single reference to any such census in any ancient source, apart from Luke.
Why then does Luke say there was such a census? The answer may seem obvious to you.
He wanted Jesus to be born in Bethlehem, even though he knew he came from Nazareth ... there is a prophecy in the Old Testament book of Micah that a savior would come from Bethlehem.
What were these Gospel writer to do with the fact that it was widely known that Jesus came from Nazareth?
They had to come up with a narrative that explained how he came from Nazareth, in Galilee, a little one-horse town that no one had ever heard of, but was born in Bethlehem, the home of King David, royal ancestor of the Messiah.”
Bart D. Ehrman, Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible {and Why We Don't Know About Them}
The Apostles quoted scripture from the Jewish Septuagint scriptures used in the Jewish synagogs.
JOEL

India

#180749 Jun 22, 2013
typo - cause and effect are not 2 different things....
yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#180750 Jun 22, 2013
G-D does not allow lies in HEAVEN, i guess this is why none of you have ever had an Audience with G-D there. and is also why none of you, are ever going to go there. hell you all can't even for the third time, make it to GanEden. that is probably an important clue, that we sure as hell are not all there now.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#180751 Jun 22, 2013
Shamma wrote:
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The Apostles quoted scripture from the Jewish Septuagint scriptures used in the Jewish synagogs.
Classic! Absolutely ridiculous but hilarious indeed!

"The Apostles quoted scripture

from the Jewish Septuagint scriptures

used in the Jewish synagogs."

You do not even know what nonsense did you write!

There is no such thing as "the Jewish Septuagint scriptures"

That ridiculous translation in Greek, was never used in the Jewish Synagogues!

Next time, before you hit the keyboard, please take out your foot from your mouth.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#180752 Jun 22, 2013
JOEL wrote:
Causation is innate in energy field like say charge is inherent in electron/proton. Cause and energy are not two different things - effect is the cause itself in partial or complete manifestation. Besides, cause should be at least as great as its effect in terms of information content for the causation to be operational.
Quite entertaining bull shit. Have a good weekend, Dunce!
yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#180753 Jun 22, 2013
JOEL wrote:
typo - cause and effect are not 2 different things....
rabbee: well it is not the nail screaming, when you occidentally hit your finger. yeah i know - you only, think it was an accident.
yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#180754 Jun 22, 2013
if yo mama was a cow, she'll most likely come back as one, because of all the male bull crap in the world.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#180755 Jun 22, 2013
JOEL wrote:
Causation is innate in energy field like say charge is inherent in electron/proton.
IN an energy field, but what causes the energy field itself?
JOEL wrote:
Cause and energy are not two different things - effect is the cause itself in partial or complete manifestation.
No, it is the result of cause. The existence of energy would be the cause, manifestation of the cause, ormanifestation energy, is the effect of the cause or the existence of energy itself.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#180756 Jun 22, 2013
JOEL wrote:
Bye, dunces.
(smiles)
Look, it's not my fault that your logic does not actually work. The cause is the existence of energy itself, the effect is it's manifestation to us via it's actions. Cause and effect, by definition cannot be the same thing.
uhuh

Jumilla, Spain

#180757 Jun 22, 2013
it is forbidden to even mention the names of FALSE gods (Exo 23:13) or cause other people to mention them

that's why the rabbanim of the past never even mentioned the name Yeshua/Yahshua (false god)

yet they mentioned the name Allah without reservation, to refer to God, whenever they wrote in Arabic
JOEL

India

#180758 Jun 22, 2013
The qm vacuum to which energy reduces to at the end of a cosmic cycle is a state of singulairity that comprises feeble em waves and particles that keep popping up and down in it that with greater activity (work done by the system) - a part of its natural innate rhythms - and when a certain critical limit is reached loses its poise of stato-dynamic equilbrium and as a result it manifests its energy via big bang to form concentrated packets of energy called matter .
JOEL

India

#180759 Jun 22, 2013
A seed (cause) gives rise to its effect which is a tree. H2O (cause) manifests as solid, liquid or vapor depending on the temperature and pressure conditions and at the triple point of water all the 3 states of H2O co-exist. Zygote (cause) gives rise to offspring (effect). Energy (cause) manifests as matter (effect), rocks (cause) disintegrate into soil (effect), em energy vibrating at a certain frequency manifests as light (effect) and so on. Thus, effect is nothing else but the cause in partial or complete manifestation. Cause should be at least as great as its effect in terms of information content for the transformation to hold.
JOEL

India

#180760 Jun 22, 2013
Similarly, qualities cannot exist independent of subtsance. Sweetness (quality) inheres in sugar (substance), wetness (quality) ineheres in liquid water (substance). Sugar devoid of sweetness and water in the liquid state minus its wetness cannot exist. To reiterate - qualities cannot exist independent of substance. Mind without intelligence is a misnomer.
JOEL

India

#180761 Jun 22, 2013
Consciousness inheres in energy to form an integrated field like the obverse and reverse sides of a coin. Energy and matter are also like the obverse and reverse sides of a coin. Matter, energy, consciousness are unified. One cannot exist without the other(s).

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