Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256422 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

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Brussels Journal.

Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209816 Jul 1, 2014
The funniest and most twisted part about BMZ is that he calls these verses forgeries, and then he uses forgeries to explain why his theory about what actually happened to Jesus is correct. For example, Jesus was known to be able to disappear in a crowd. Who told him that? The Quran, or those forgeries? Does it get any more twisted and self contradictory than this? And this is an adult, not a child.
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209817 Jul 1, 2014
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
Those are not my beliefs.
I have made many such conclusions
Conclusions, beliefs,...who cares? Stupid semantics again. The problems are all still there.
The Realist

London, UK

#209818 Jul 1, 2014
Allah was a porn star who only made porn with his 6 year old sister

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#209819 Jul 1, 2014
Where does the Scripture say it was necessary for Jesus to die?

John introduced Jesus as the lamb "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!(John 1:29)

The lamb he refers to was slain. It is through His death life came to us.

A covenant in the Old Testament was not just blood but required the death of the animal (representing that life is given for sin) Heb. 9:15-16:“And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.”

Heb. 9:26-28:“He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.”

This is why he became man:

Phil 2:8:“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”

Heb. 2:9:“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.”

Jesus referred to Jonah as an example of what would happen to him Luke 11:29:“and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.”

The sign was the resurrection, which means He would have to die to be alive again.

Matt. 12:40 "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”

Jesus spoke of his death and resurrection numerous times

Matt 16:21 “From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.”

It was necessary for Scripture to be fulfilled.

Luke 24:6-8 "He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, "saying,'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.'"And they remembered His words.

Jesus told them ahead of time that He would die, it was necessary, it would fulfill Scripture i.e Psalm 22 describes in detail what he would experience and he even quotes a portion of it from the cross. Specifically Psalm 22:16-17 “For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.”

Luke 24:46-47 Then He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, "and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”

The Scripture says it was necessary.

John 11:49-51 And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all, "nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish." Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation”

Prophecy comes from God, it was declared even to the unbelievers and scoffers what He would do by one who held the office of the high priest.
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209820 Jul 1, 2014
Eric wrote:
<quoted text>tyrumah which is normally translated as offering. But offerings were not voluntary. Mandatory words were used to describe offerings. Read this following passages:
14
Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and upward, shall give the offering of HaShem.
15
The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when they give the offering of HaShem, to make atonement for your souls.
16
And thou shalt take the atonement money from the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tent of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before HaShem, to make atonement for your souls.'
Do you see all of the shall's?
He takes things very very literally, For example, when it said that the lamb with blood on it shall open the scrolls in Revelations, he really thinks that literally means a four legged lamb.

So he probably thinks that when it says Temple Tax, that means a tax that is strictly for temple maintenance as opposed to the other broader religious "offerings".

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#209821 Jul 1, 2014
Where does the Scripture say it was necessary for Jesus to die?
Continued:

John 2:19-22 Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." Then the Jews said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?" But He was speaking of the temple of His body. Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.”

At his trial they repeated what he said.

Matt 26:61 and said, "This fellow said,'I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.'"

At the cross they mocked him

Matt 27:40 and saying, "You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross."

John 10:17-18 "Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. "No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."


I Jn 3:16 “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”

Heb. 2:14:“Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil”

Heb 10:10 “By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Col 1:21-22:“yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight”

This is what Paul says is the gospel-1 Cor 15:3-4 “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,

Notice it says died for our sins, not just bled, and He rose again- which means one must die to rise again. And it was told in the Scriptures. By whom, God through the prophets.

Paul repeats this as a fundamental teaching in his writings. Rom 5:6-8 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Rom 14:9:“For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.”

2 Cor. 5:15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.


Paul even goes as far as saying that keeping the law would not help anyone because they must receive righteousness through Jesus Christ:

Gal. 2:21:“I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

It was promised that He would be raised from the dead: Acts 2:29-32: "Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. "Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, "he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. "This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses.”

So Jesus blood was shed for the forgiveness of sin and his death was necessary to prove that his blood was accepted as the means to cleanse our sin.

“was raised because of our justification”(Rom. 4:25)

1 Peter 1:3: God “has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209822 Jul 1, 2014
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Look Muslim!
ooo boy, that oughta tell him. He's listening now.
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209823 Jul 1, 2014
Shamma wrote:
Where does the Scripture say it was necessary for Jesus to die?
Continued:
Although I can appreciate that comprehensive list that is all correct and gathered in one place and I would say it's a nice job, you can't expect to use scriptures with people who will merely call them forgeries the moment it says something that they don't like. If they don't like it, that's the false part. If they do like it, that's the true part. So how does anybody post any scriptures at all to a people like this?
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209824 Jul 1, 2014
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>
The bottom line is that it was Jesus that was nailed to the cross and not an impostor as the Quran states.
His story is having a tremendous amount of problems right now, so he is merely looking for any diversions that he can to dilute or even confuse the issue. There is never a Muslim that can offer a non problematic solution for the problems that the Quran's account causes.

Muhammad often did not think deeply before he made a story up, and that's why Muslims here don't do it either. So Muhammad didn't understand all of the underlying implications and repercussions of what he was saying. It seems to me, he just wanted to make up a compromise sort of story that he thought could work for everyone where he tries to just go down the middle as much as possible. But he wasn't deep enough to ask himself the logical questions of what his story would all mean, and therefore see all of the problems.

But no matter what angle any Muslim has ever tried, there is always a non workable problem with it.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#209825 Jul 1, 2014
Kareem O Wheat wrote:
<quoted text>
Gee, i don't know. Maybe you should ask an anti semetic Jew. LOL!!!
<quoted text>
Fine. Don't even answer. No answer is an answer too. I got my answer. Thanks.
<quoted text>
I think that if anybody puts together your posts in general, this has been your general behavior. I'm merely observing, and I sincerely doubt that I am the only one who sees this, whether others want to come out and say it or not.
<quoted text>
Pretty stupid.
HughBe--- My dear Ms. Kareem, why are you being so antisemitic in implying that being Jewish is BAD?

Ms. Kareem----(1)Gee, i don't know.(2)Maybe you should ask an anti semetic Jew. LOL!!!

HughBe---1) So missy does not know why she is being so anti-semitic, well I know and it is because she is a HATER.

2) I just asked an "anti senetic Jew" and as is expected missy does not know that there are Jews who are anti-semitic including missy herself.

Tell me missy who is a semite? List all semitic peoples living today.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#209826 Jul 1, 2014
Kareem O Wheat wrote:
<quoted text>
And he's right. Why would anybody call a fact a belief? Why? Why? Think about it. Do you "believe" that a rock will fall to the ground if you drop it? Do you "believe" in Radio Waves or do you pretty much accept it as fact? Would you ever call radio waves a belief? Maybe it started out as that, but once it was proven, it ceased to be a belief and became a fact. It did not remain both a belief and a fact.
So YES, he is 100% CORRECT. If something is a fact, it is not a belief, because it has ceased to be a belief, assuming it ever was one in the first place. Get it? Get it? Of course not. LOL!!!
HughBe---Eric's point is, if something is a FACT/real it is NOT a BELIEF.

Ms.Kareem---And he's right. Why would anybody call a FACT a BELIEF?

HughBe--- YOU did just that. YOU said that you BELIEVE that God is REAL(fact). Put it this way using Eric's argument God cannot be a FACT, you imbecile. See also your imbecilic discharge immediately below.

Ms. Kareem---So YES, he is 100% CORRECT. If something is a FACT, it is not a BELIEF,

HughBe--- That is why YOU said that YOU BELIEVE that God is REAL. You must be either an IDIOT or a JACKASS. Trust me.

Finally missy in my previous post when I asked you to list the semitic peoples please do NOT give me the names of INDIVIDUALS, you dumb bitch.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#209827 Jul 1, 2014
back later
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209828 Jul 1, 2014
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>
HughBe--- My dear Ms. Kareem, why are you being so antisemitic in implying that being Jewish is BAD?
Ms. Kareem----(1)Gee, i don't know.(2)Maybe you should ask an anti semetic Jew. LOL!!!
HughBe---1) So missy does not know why she is being so anti-semitic, well I know and it is because she is a HATER.
2) I just asked an "anti senetic Jew" and as is expected missy does not know that there are Jews who are anti-semitic including missy herself.
Tell me missy who is a semite? List all semitic peoples living today.
I'm not Jewish. Go bother Eric. I think he already answered you.
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209829 Jul 1, 2014
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>
HughBe---Eric's point is, if something is a FACT/real it is NOT a BELIEF.
Ms.Kareem---And he's right. Why would anybody call a FACT a BELIEF?
HughBe--- YOU did just that. YOU said that you BELIEVE that God is REAL(fact).
LOL!!! Yes, I believe that God is real, I did not say it is a fact that God is real. What is the matter with your head?
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>
Put it this way using Eric's argument God cannot be a FACT, you imbecile. See also your imbecilic discharge immediately below.
LOL!!! Speaking of imbecile, if you only knew what an imbecile you were making yourself into right now
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>
Ms. Kareem---So YES, he is 100% CORRECT. If something is a FACT, it is not a BELIEF,
HughBe--- That is why YOU said that YOU BELIEVE that God is REAL.
Right. It is not a fact that God is real, I believe that God is real. God's existence has never been proven, so either one believes God exists or one doesn't. Would you like to take a stab at PROVING God's existence? Good luck.
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be either an IDIOT or a JACKASS. Trust me.
Finally missy in my previous post when I asked you to list the semitic peoples please do NOT give me the names of INDIVIDUALS, you dumb bitch.
You asked me that? I don;'t remember that. Now you want me to comment about who Semites were? Why don't you just ask Eric, you crazy freak? I could care less.
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209830 Jul 1, 2014
What an absolute moron. Now, if someone says they "believe" something is real, that is the same thing as calling it a fact. So basically, anything that I believe is real is automatically a fact because I believe it's real. Can anybody get more stupid than this?
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209831 Jul 1, 2014
HughBe wrote:
back later
What happened? Did a public toilet overflow?
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209832 Jul 1, 2014
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>you dumb bitch.
Does it get any better than watching a clearly stupid person call everyone else stupid? Everybody else misunderstands, except for him. LOL!!! God forbid if I ever say he's a bigot against women. His roof would blow up.
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209833 Jul 1, 2014
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>you dumb bitch.
I'm going to guess that every single woman you know is smarter than you, and that frustrates you. Maybe even sometimes "the dumb bitch" needs a good slapping to get her to stop saying things you cannot understand. Right?
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209834 Jul 1, 2014
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>
Finally missy in my previous post when I asked you to list the semitic peoples please do NOT give me the names of INDIVIDUALS, you dumb bitch.
I guess you thought I was going to list every single person that was ever considered a semite and you stopped me from doing that? LOL!!! What an absolute mess you are.

The animal within you is strong.
Kareem O Wheat

Lowell, MA

#209835 Jul 1, 2014
HughBe wrote:
back later
I would think that after having to clean sh!t up, the last thing you would want to do is to come back here and eat it.

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