Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256264 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 THUMBS UP

Since: May 13

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#183925 Jul 31, 2013
CouldThisBeTrue wrote:
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Do you have any verifiable proof that he was an incarnation of a higher plane?
What kind of proof are you looking for that would establish the superiority of Krisha, in terms of consciousness, when compared to the Buddha?

JOEL THUMBS UP

Since: May 13

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#183926 Jul 31, 2013
CouldThisBeTrue wrote:
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I believe as humans we do not set the standards for good and bad, as there is a Creator who differentiates for us what is good or bad.
What exactly do you mean by a Creator?

Where is he/she/it/that?

How does this so-called Creator create?
david

Minneapolis, MN

#183927 Jul 31, 2013
correction
eathed= earthed

first sentance of the book of geneses , starts with god , deed rimes with earth and the entire sentance composes of 7+7+7=21letters.

the secound , light rhimes with water . why because I said so , I like to make sht up.

JOEL THUMBS UP

Since: May 13

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#183928 Jul 31, 2013
CouldThisBeTrue wrote:
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I do not believe that going into a trance will help me know what you're saying.
How do you know trance cannot help you when you've never been in a trance?

What about stasis?

What do you know about the subjective and objective sides and mechanisms of trance states?

Have you ever experienced a trance?

JOEL THUMBS UP

Since: May 13

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#183929 Jul 31, 2013
CouldThisBeTrue wrote:
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Nirvana is a state of nothingness, more or less.:-)?
Is that the meaning of nirvana? LOL.

What do you mean by nothingness?

Can nothing exist? How? Why?
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#183930 Jul 31, 2013
CouldThisBeTrue wrote:
<quoted text>Why is it obvious that the earth had just been created if the Bible says it was waste and void?
An important question and much more than that an obvious question.

Was nothing or a non-existent earth waste and void?

How is that possible?
david

Minneapolis, MN

#183931 Jul 31, 2013
CouldThisBeTrue wrote:
<quoted text>Why is it obvious that the earth had just been created if the Bible says it was waste and void?
I dont know . i am just making it up . because its not obvious that this sentance comes right after a sentance informing you what was first created. and its not at all questionable at all that water apears mysteriously even though the earth was wast and void .

JOEL THUMBS UP

Since: May 13

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#183932 Jul 31, 2013
CouldThisBeTrue wrote:
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Do you believe in reincarnation?
What prevents reincarnation from being a logical, experiential and empirical fact of existence?
Alex123 WM

London, UK

#183933 Jul 31, 2013
bmz wrote:
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On this, I cannot sit on the fence.
Deut 18:18 is definitely not about Jesus. Jesus does not fit the description at all in Deut 18:18, so you will have to look for him somewhere else.
Another point, Seeker. The Jews were waiting for a messiah, not a prophet. Also, the Jews were not present at the Mount.
If Jesus were that prophet, then he was definitely not the messiah at all.
This is an example of logical reasoning. Tell me why Christians cannot think logically?
Jesus cannot be everything. Right?
Interesting, bro.
I am have been following the exchanges from time to time.
A very obvious point needs emphasising.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Jesus to Christians is simply "god". period.
How on earth can "god" be a prophet?
How on earth can "god" be like Moses.
Even Jesus the man was VERY unlike Moses.

Since the time of Moses and Jesus we have seen only ONE Prophet of real worth, credibility and large following and who proclaims the monotheistic message glorifying praising the Lord God of everything created including Adam and co.
I wonder who that Prophet is!

Why are the non Hebrew Gentiles blindly rejecting Ishmaelites and Israelites as brethren?
What right have they got?
Who told the non Hebrew Gentiles that they have anything at all to do with the family of Abraham?
This is comical.
Salaams, Alex WM
Alex123 WM

London, UK

#183934 Jul 31, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
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What prevents reincarnation from being a logical, experiential and empirical fact of existence?
Prove to us properly that there exists a person who has been re-incarnated.
Not a sausage is out there, Joel.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#183935 Jul 31, 2013
CouldThisBeTrue wrote:
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Since we are discussing these things, I see no benefit to be in that state. Obviously you do. I see a benefit to understanding the standards of what constitutes good and bad and attempting to live by the set standard as one sees it, of what is good and not what is bad. TM does not make the grade with me. I prefer living. Do you believe in reincarnation?
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I have little understanding and no experience except from what I've read about this, and I do not attempt to recede (my terminology) into a state of transcendental meditation with the proviso to overcome all sentient thoughts and desires.
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OK, no problem. However, from what I've gleaned from reading, Nirvana is a state of complete nothingness (life, if you call it, devoid of any feeling?) and that is not my idea of happiness, nor does it equate with anything to do with bliss as I see it. The more that I think about this, the attempt to get into a state of transcendence as if nothing matters, is beginning to sound very selfish to me. I would assume that a person who is highly into TM would try to help a child get out of the way of an oncoming truck. Thank you for expressing your thoughts.
Nirvana is the Buddhist name for heaven. They also believe in reincarnation which I know is a fact. If there is an incarnation, there can also be reincarnation.
Alex123 WM

London, UK

#183936 Jul 31, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
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How do you know trance cannot help you when you've never been in a trance?
What about stasis?
What do you know about the subjective and objective sides and mechanisms of trance states?
Have you ever experienced a trance?
When you last experienced trance, your evil master took you for a ride! He "screwed" you, right?
Instead of coming out with a load of "buzz words", find a woman, get married and start living on planet earth, Joel.
(smiles)
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#183937 Jul 31, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Nirvana is the Buddhist name for heaven. They also believe in reincarnation which I know is a fact. If there is an incarnation, there can also be reincarnation.
SusanB--- If there is an incarnation, there can also be reincarnation

HughBe--- I take it that if there is such a thing as a BIRTH then there can also be a REBIRTH.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#183938 Jul 31, 2013
Alex123 WM wrote:
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Interesting, bro.
I am have been following the exchanges from time to time.
A very obvious point needs emphasising.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Jesus to Christians is simply "god". period.
How on earth can "god" be a prophet?
How on earth can "god" be like Moses.
Even Jesus the man was VERY unlike Moses.
Since the time of Moses and Jesus we have seen only ONE Prophet of real worth, credibility and large following and who proclaims the monotheistic message glorifying praising the Lord God of everything created including Adam and co.
I wonder who that Prophet is!
Why are the non Hebrew Gentiles blindly rejecting Ishmaelites and Israelites as brethren?
What right have they got?
Who told the non Hebrew Gentiles that they have anything at all to do with the family of Abraham?
This is comical.
Salaams, Alex WM
The Jewish Messiah is the savior of the world. Isaiah 49:6 "...I will also give you for a light to the Gentiles, that you may be my salvation unto the end of the earth".

JOEL THUMBS UP

Since: May 13

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#183939 Jul 31, 2013
Alex123 WM wrote:
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Prove to us properly that there exists a person who has been re-incarnated.
What're the logical arguments against reincarnation?

There are several well-documented cases studied by psychologists when a person - even as young as 4 - accurately recalls incidents of persons, places, events, personal details/habits of himself or of his family members in the previous round and minute details of professional life without being to the place in person in the present life which are later verified by experts as true. during hypnosis, monolingual people are known to speak foreign languages or even very ancient languages fluently without being exposed to these languages in the present existence.

So, what're the logical arguments against reincarnation?

Before we come to the logic or illogic of reincarnation as the case may be, let me ask you a question - what is death and what happens to the matter, energy and consciousness when the body stops functioning (dies)?
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#183940 Jul 31, 2013
Alex123 WM wrote:
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Prove to us properly that there exists a person who has been re-incarnated.
Not a sausage is out there, Joel.
There are seven people that I know of that have been reincarnated. Elijah, Gabriel, Michael, David, and Deborah the judge. On the side of the enemy, Adam and Jesus.

JOEL THUMBS UP

Since: May 13

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#183941 Jul 31, 2013
susanblange wrote:
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Nirvana is the Buddhist name for heaven.
Heaven is a subtle plane of consciousness supported by its innate energy field.

Nirvana is a special condition of consciousness that is experienced by the sage while in the body on earth....

So, what is nirvana?

Is it trance? No.

Is it reincarnation? No.

Is it metempsychosis?

Is it the anima siddhi? No.

Is it stasis which is a still deeper condition of consciousness-force? No.

Is it an OBE? No.

Is it an NDE? No.

Is it a deep contemplative state? No.

Is it forgetfulness? No.

Is it nothingness? No.

Then what is it?
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#183942 Jul 31, 2013
HughBe wrote:
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SusanB--- If there is an incarnation, there can also be reincarnation
HughBe--- I take it that if there is such a thing as a BIRTH then there can also be a REBIRTH.
Rebirth is spiritual, when we enter the family of God and/or receive the Holy Spirit.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#183943 Jul 31, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
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What're the logical arguments against reincarnation?
There are several well-documented cases studied by psychologists when a person - even as young as 4 - accurately recalls incidents of persons, places, events, personal details/habits of himself or of his family members in the previous round and minute details of professional life without being to the place in person in the present life which are later verified by experts as true. during hypnosis, monolingual people are known to speak foreign languages or even very ancient languages fluently without being exposed to these languages in the present existence.
So, what're the logical arguments against reincarnation?
Before we come to the logic or illogic of reincarnation as the case may be, let me ask you a question - what is death and what happens to the matter, energy and consciousness when the body stops functioning (dies)?
Ecclesiastes 12:7 "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it".
Alex123 WM

London, UK

#183944 Jul 31, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Nirvana is the Buddhist name for heaven. They also believe in reincarnation which I know is a fact. If there is an incarnation, there can also be reincarnation.
Nir-vana...nivana....
Nivana in one of their languages could mean blowing out...switched off

Nir..without...
Vana...forest/weaving/stench/t he old treadmill of rebirth..
Akin to...Escape from alcatraz!
Could death be the ultimate nirvana?
Now how does it link to self actualization...?
That is another story...
lol...

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