Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256284 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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bmz

Since: Mar 08

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#187398 Sep 2, 2013
Seeker wrote:
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And curiously, you didn't quote the rest of my post.
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You're right. Why should the US do that when Muslims themselves will do that? And even if they help0ed, people would only end up hating them even more. They always do because they have to. The US needs to be the number one excuse for all of their failures, so you don't expect people to drop that, do you?
I think that Obama has the crazy idea that if Syria becomes a democracy, they will stop shipping weapons to Hezbollah. Are you kidding me? Whoever takes over is going to be even worse. There will never be a reasonable, responsible democracy in the Middle East. They just don't think that way because Islam dominates every part of their mind. This is being proven all over the Middle East and the "Arab Spring" is a disaster.
People in the Middle East need to be ruled by dictators. Who would have thought that all of those years where people blamed the US for supporting Middle East dictators, that the US would end up being right for doing that? Maybe that's one of the few right decision they ever made about the Middle East, and now they aren't even doing that part right.
I usually delete the absurd parts of a post. I do this with all.

Democracy Western style can never work in other parts of the world. Leaders of the Western regimes do not realize that.

I agree with you that dictators and despots can handle the ME and other Muslim countries well, if the US and other powerful regimes of Europe (the UK, France and Germany) do not boot-lick them and do not keep them in their pockets.

There is still time, so write to your Congressmen to humiliate Obama just as the Bristish MPs humiliated David Cameron.

There was great statement from Jonathan Eyal of the Straits Times, in his article. He wrote and I quote:

Quote from Jonathan Eyal in today's Straits Times:

"In years to come, it is inconceivable that any future Western leader would be able to commit forces for any foreign operation without a clear international mandate and/or explicit backing from national lawmakers.

The days when a British prime minister and an American president could sit on a park bench at the Camp David retreat and plan a war have ended."
bmz

Since: Mar 08

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#187399 Sep 2, 2013
Seeker wrote:
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It would appear that the rebels have let people like this infiltrate them. There are stories of some of them eating the organs of dead soldiers. Maybe that's not true, but after watching what people like this did in Iraq, it wouldn't surprise me at all.
And the US regime wants to support these kind of barbarian animals?

Seeker,

The clueless US officials do not even know that the Talebans have also infiltrated and are in.

So, it is imperative that Asad must win at all cost. Did you hear that now, it is not about regime change. If it is not, why not talk to the regime? Invite them for a coffee or go for a Qahwah and Sheesha. Making belligerent statements will not help.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

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#187400 Sep 2, 2013
Seeker wrote:
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Except in the case of Jesus, he had no father.
I know that.

But you do understand that the Father was not his father. Right?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#187401 Sep 2, 2013
bmz wrote:
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I like this part of Matthew 19:10-12
"10 The disciples said to him,“If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”
11 Jesus replied,“Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”"
Quite an off-topic reply from Jesus here.
Looks like Jesus and his disciples were eunuchs. No wonder, they did not marry.
Anyway, Jesus definitely does not sound well-qualified and competent on the subject of divorce.
The main point was that if the wife were unfaithful, one could divorce his wife. Jesus agreed with that.
You live in sin, you have more than one wife.
Muhammad lived in sin.
http://creation.com/monogamy-bible-one-man-wo...
yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#187402 Sep 2, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Ruach HaKodesh IS NOT the Spirit of God or the Holy Spirit of God. It is not a thing at all.
Don't try to teach us Church's Hebrew For Christians.
rabbee: is this what your, quran says? if so it is a lie, for i have seen HER.

so you cannot convince me, that G-D is not BOTH FATHER/MOTHER of adam. as revealed in all The-Names of G-D. you can see this singular duality, always being given to Adam.

you just don't covet certain portions of TheTorah, and make up all the rest of your own somebody else's vain stuff.

Since: Apr 11

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#187403 Sep 2, 2013
yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: no different than on earth with, Father-Mother-Baby. and that is the correct order, in HEAVEN also. what is the absolute truth in HEAVEN, is also the absolute truth on earth.
just as sure as i believe, you do not want a bunch of screaming, destructive, and disrespectful, brats in your house either.
When you find God let me know.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#187404 Sep 2, 2013
bmz wrote:
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I usually delete the absurd parts of a post. I do this with all.
Yes the absurd parts where I said that Muslims are never more in their glory than when they are fighting and how they live for that and it gives them meaning for their miserable lives. I don't think that's absurd at all and it gives them the chance to imitate their prophet and martrydom is the best thing for them. It's funny how people who claim to love martydom so much scream the loudest when someone tries to give them their wish. What's the problem with killing Muslims? That's what they claim they want. And when it's a Muslims killing another Muslim, there should be no problem at all. And even Muhammad himself used to threatened people by saying he will send against them a people who love death more than life. So it all sounds okay to me. There is full consent and Muhammad even put his rubber stamp of approval on it. So what would be the problem? Give em what they want. There isn't much value placed on life in Muslim culture anyway.
yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#187405 Sep 2, 2013
bmz wrote:
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I know that.
But you do understand that the Father was not his father. Right?
rabbee: Adam has THE-FATHER AND THE-MOTHER, and The Surrogate Mother as well. Merreeam is not Yeshooah's, actual Mother. this is how people materialize into the flesh, is through the womb of TheWoman. no flesh can enter into this world, without coming through the womb of the female. you all got here this way, as so did Yeshooah Adam. it takes flesh to create flesh, as G-D has arranged it and spirit to create spirit.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#187406 Sep 2, 2013
bmz wrote:
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I know that.
But you do understand that the Father was not his father. Right?
Yes. But there is also this, so it is not clear. Jesus was very deep and sometimes it's difficult to figure out what he really means.

Jesus answered them,“Is it not written in your Law,‘I have said you are “gods”’[d]? 35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside— 36 what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said,‘I am God’s Son’?

So here, we do see a separation of Jesus and others in his relationship to the Father where it says set apart of his very own. And then, of course, we have a virgin birth. So this are two things that clearly separate Jesus from all others. So he isn't just a son to the Father like everyone else is, according to this verse.

My interpretation of the whole matter which I have explained to you is the only interpretation that seems to work in every verse you can provide. God did not literally come down to earth to live, Jesus was God on earth or "God with us" because everything he did was actually God doing it THROUGH his physical form. So if it is actually God acting and doing all of the things Jesus said and did, then in that respect Jesus could indeed be called a physical manifestation of God. It was ALL God's will, God's actions and God's words, carried out through the physical form of Jesus so that God could be known in a more tangible way. And this is how it can also be said that although Jesus could be considered God in that respect, the Father is also greater. It's the only way this puzzle could make sense and when we look at it that way, it all begins to make perfect sense. Jesus never said anything literally, and instead always spoke in deeper, symbolic and spiritual terms. Here is more that would back my assertion up.

"Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father. 38 But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”

That matches my idea perfectly.
El Cid

Saint Albans, WV

#187407 Sep 2, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
I like this part of Matthew 19:10-12
"10 The disciples said to him,“If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”
11 Jesus replied,“Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”"
Quite an off-topic reply from Jesus here.
Looks like Jesus and his disciples were eunuchs. No wonder, they did not marry.
Anyway, Jesus definitely does not sound well-qualified and competent on the subject of divorce.
The main point was that if the wife were unfaithful, one could divorce his wife. Jesus agreed with that.
Matthew 19:1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan. 2 Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked,“Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”

4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied,“that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said,‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

7 “Why then,” they asked,“did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”

8 Jesus replied,“Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. 9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

10 The disciples said to him,“If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”

11 Jesus replied,“Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”
__________

Matthew 8:14 When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.
__________

Was Zanaib unfaithful that Zaid would be justified in divorcing her? The Qur'an doesn't say, but surely she must have been unfaithful, because Mohammad, the perfect man, would NEVER commit adultery (unless, of course, "Allah" commanded him to do just that)
Alex WM

London, UK

#187408 Sep 2, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
I like this part of Matthew 19:10-12
"10 The disciples said to him,“If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”
11 Jesus replied,“Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”"
Quite an off-topic reply from Jesus here.
Looks like Jesus and his disciples were eunuchs. No wonder, they did not marry.
Anyway, Jesus definitely does not sound well-qualified and competent on the subject of divorce.
The main point was that if the wife were unfaithful, one could divorce his wife. Jesus agreed with that.
lol......"Looks like Jesus and his disciples were eunuchs. No wonder, they did not marry."

They were also male chauvinistic....
Therefore I suggest these..

****31A “You have heard the law that says,‘A woman can divorce her husband by merely giving him a written notice of divorce.’

****32A But I say that a woman who divorces her husband, unless he has been unfaithful, causes him to commit adultery. And anyone who marries a divorced man also commits adultery.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#187409 Sep 2, 2013
yehoshooah adam wrote:
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rabbee: Adam has THE-FATHER AND THE-MOTHER, and The Surrogate Mother as well. Merreeam is not Yeshooah's, actual Mother. this is how people materialize into the flesh, is through the womb of TheWoman. no flesh can enter into this world, without coming through the womb of the female. you all got here this way, as so did Yeshooah Adam.
Wasn't Adam supposed to be the first human? If so, who was his mother? You still haven't managed to figure out that part in your unworkable puzzle. And last I checked, chances are, you had not only a mother, but a father as well. Did Adam? When are you going to realize the clear difference between you and Adam and even Jesus as per the scriptures themselves and get off your delusional high horse?
yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#187410 Sep 2, 2013
bmz wrote:
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And the US regime wants to support these kind of barbarian animals?
Seeker,
The clueless US officials do not even know that the Talebans have also infiltrated and are in.
So, it is imperative that Asad must win at all cost. Did you hear that now, it is not about regime change. If it is not, why not talk to the regime? Invite them for a coffee or go for a Qahwah and Sheesha. Making belligerent statements will not help.
rabbee: well assad, and the syrians do not believe in G-D. and neither does the us regime, so it is going to be too close to call. with the only advantage, the usa might have is me here in it. for whatever 1 person among about 300 million, antiG-D perverts is worth.

personally - we have more than enough antiG-D, perverts over here killing each other. than to worry about, giving the antiG-D perverts over there a helping hand.

but if push comes to shove, i have to pray for G-D to give the antiG-D perverts over here the advantage. no matter which antiG-D, perverts side you help over there. in one of those double edged, damned if you do and damned if your don't thingies.

look at the mess this is, no matter which syrian side you take. your helping one of the opposing antiG-D perverts. with the only thing being, the use of nerve gas considered illegal by international law. with international law, being pretty antiG-D iffy in itself.
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#187411 Sep 2, 2013
El Cid wrote:
because Mohammad, the perfect man, would NEVER commit adultery (unless, of course, "Allah" commanded him to do just that)
But, but, but, Allah did. Just ask Muhammad. He'll tell you. Why do you think he put it in the Quran? If he puts it in the Quran that he himself recites, then it MUST be Allah giving him permission. It MUST be. It can't be anything else. It just CAN'T be. Muhammad would NEVER lie or make any self serving thing up that allows him to do what he wants. That's impossible. LOL!!!
Alex WM

London, UK

#187412 Sep 2, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Bro,
Those were no commands from Jesus. He was a teacher. Note the words, "But I say....."
He simply suggested that the couples remain united instead instead of getting a divorce on the basis of petty quarrels or where a man found a prettier woman and wanted to get rid of his old wife, etc.
You know that back then, the Sons of God always went after Daughters of Men.(I have put it in the Christian style)
He agreed that if the wife were unfaithful or had committed adultery, the man could divorce her. He had no objection to that.
He left it at that and did not go into any further details of the subject as the Qur'aan does.
He forgot to address an important point. What if a man were unfaithful to his wife or what if the Sons of God were unfaithful to their wives? Being a male, he did not go into that.
Salaams
BMZ
So true, bro!
We need to revise these books by bringing equality because what is good for men is good for women.
Salaams Alex
Seeker

Lowell, MA

#187413 Sep 2, 2013
Alex WM wrote:
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They were also male chauvinistic....
You have a lot of nerve saying that and thinking Muhammad was not CLEARLY chauvinistic. Just the fact alone that men can have multiple wives and women can only have one husband is chauvinistic in of itself. And there is so much more that I can mention. you really don't want to go there and you shouldn't have brought that up.
yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#187414 Sep 2, 2013
Shamma wrote:
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When you find God let me know.
rabbee: what have you, not read scripture? i don't find TheG-D, WHO always finds me. and there is no such thing, as a good hiding place from G-D. i never asked G-D, to come and astonish me with any visits. G-D does not come to visit with me, when i want.

you don't know scripture, cause you can't even find where your all not here - actually in IT.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#187415 Sep 2, 2013
Alex WM wrote:
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Dear HughBe, that is a very bold and honest comment. Thank you.
They also used many types of "wmd" on innocent Iraqis since their invasion of 1990. These murders are several hundred times worse than what saddam was accused of using the chemicals that the west supplied.
The world knows what you say as true but the media and a very few control freaks control the minds of many innocent Americans, most of whom don't even have a passport.
Operation Iraq Liberation = OIL and natural gas plus a captive market for over priced contracts to work on the infrastructure that was destroyed by the invaders.
God knows the truth and God will deal with these liars.
Peace.
Greetings Alex and thanks for the compliments. I have been raised to do and say those things that are true and I have not departed from my upbringing.

God bless you.
Alex WM

London, UK

#187416 Sep 2, 2013
Seeker wrote:
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But, but, but, Allah did. Just ask Muhammad. He'll tell you. Why do you think he put it in the Quran? If he puts it in the Quran that he himself recites, then it MUST be Allah giving him permission. It MUST be. It can't be anything else. It just CAN'T be. Muhammad would NEVER lie or make any self serving thing up that allows him to do what he wants. That's impossible. LOL!!!
BJ the "god" knew this would happen!
How humiliating...
Mark 14:51
A young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they seized him. But he pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked!!!!!!!!!!

And BJ the brainy "god" says clever things!
Matthew 8:22
But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead." (BJ always had lots of good advice??? let the living bury the living??)
True Christian witness

Slick, OK

#187417 Sep 2, 2013
Seeker wrote:
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Wasn't Adam supposed to be the first human? If so, who was his mother? You still haven't managed to figure out that part in your unworkable puzzle. And last I checked, chances are, you had not only a mother, but a father as well. Did Adam? When are you going to realize the clear difference between you and Adam and even Jesus as per the scriptures themselves and get off your delusional high horse?
If you really want to know the truth of what the Bible is teaching us, you need to talk to Jehovah's witnesses, they are the only people Jesus is using to represent his Kingdom government and the directions for survival of the end of this world.

Since the requirement for learning to be a subject of God's Kingdom is to be meek and honest, this way you will know if you qualify.

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