Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 253551 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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Since: May 12

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#137984 Jun 23, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, for a much newer culture than Judaism, yours has had a lot to contribute to and teach the world. Slavery, dominion, idol(s) worship, coliseum games, acceptable victims for rape, and let's not forget the mafia.
Some examples:
When slaves were beaten, they were suspended with a weight tied to their feet, that they might not move them. Another punishment was to be branded in the forehead.
Methods of execution favored by the Romans:
Beheading (percussio securi)
Strangling in prison (strangulatio)
Throwing a criminal from that part of the prison called Robur (precipitatio de robore)
Throwing a criminal from the Tarpeian rock (dejectio e rupe Tarpeia)
Crucifixion (in crucem actio)
Burying a person alive
Throwing a criminal into the river (projectio in profluentem).
He was then sewed up in a sack, and thrown into the sea. Later in time, to add to the punishment for patricide, a serpent was put in the sack; and still later, an ape, a dog and a rooster.
Roman gods:
Jupiter the King of the Gods, Juno the Queen of the Gods, Neptune the God of the Sea, Pluto the God of Death, Apollo the God of the Sun, Diana the Goddess of the Moon, Mars the God of War, Venus the Goddess of Love, Cupid the God of Love, Mercury the Messenger of the Gods, Minerva the Goddess of Wisdom, Ceres the Earth Goddess, Proserpina the Goddess of the Underworld, Vulcan, Bacchus the God of Wine, Saturn the God of Time, Vesta the Goddess of the Home, Janus the God of Doors and Uranus the Father of Saturn.
Rape:Protections against rape applied only to freeborn children, not those born to slaves, sold into slavery, or taken captive in war. The social acceptance of pederasty among the Romans was focused on the exploitation of young male slaves or prostitutes by men of the upper classes.
Yup scholar, your culture has much to boast about.
Ok, let me point out for you some key points to show you the flaws of your posts:

1) Where did I portray the roman gods, roman emperors and certain ancient romans as of endless love, grace, mercy ect? Please quote that.

2) I don't worship them nor I a happy for that, whilst you worship YHVH.

3) Let's assume for absurdity that I worship the roman gods and the roman emperors... How do you think this will elevate your god YHVH and its evil commandments? You know well two wrongs don't make one right, do it?

4) Last but not the least, I pointed out the evilness of your god and you did the same by point out theevilness of men. It makes no sense to take the evil deeds of men to defend the god you worship. The comparison between men and god does not stand on. God should be superior to men and not act like that.

Since: May 12

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#137985 Jun 23, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
<quoted text>obviously accepting that things like stoning and slavery have been abolished in the evolution of the culture.
Those things are commandments of your god and they are everlasting. You should still practice them, they cannot be abolished, unless yor god told so. Has he?
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#137986 Jun 23, 2012
JOEL PASTAKIA wrote:
<quoted text>
Correct!
Those with a satanic nature will worship Satan.
rabbee: most all people who worship hasatan, are unaware of this. since the worship of hasatan, is by deception.

and most always of those, claiming to be worshipers of hasatan. are not really, worshipers of hasatan. but are generally worshipers, of the even worse baal hamolech. with quite possibly a few worshipers, of the even worse halooseefer.

so these are the three infamous angels, of the not here in TheTorah origional sin. for which those, who claim to not be here in TheTorah, have any protection from G-D against them. here in these same old primative days, with adam and his thrice again appointed mate aaagains'es.

with this world exactly as primative, as forever before here in this second coming of Benee Adam. and please note, how primative you all are, in these same old end of the sixth day with adam and his mate returned from Adam again. and still stuck here in TheTorah, all from HaShem G-D just agains'es.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#137987 Jun 23, 2012
JOEL PASTAKIA wrote:
YHVH = Satan.
rabbee: correction! joel pastakia = deciple of hasatan.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#137988 Jun 23, 2012
NotQuiter wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Stefano a Muslim? His question is a good one, however, no matter. If you continue saying how bad was Paul, and the teachings of the New Testament, how do you explain the situations in the Old Testament accredited to God, particularly under the Law, and even before that, for example, the flood of Noah's time, the killing of the first-born males of Egyptians? Then, going to the law, the stoning of disobedient children and more? Did the Law officially by God for the Jews change by God when Paul wrote what he did? Were the Jews still technically under the Law covenant when Paul wrote his letters? Did they abrogate the Law during Paul's time (i.e., officially stop rendering sacrifices at the temple and other temple-related duties under the Law? what do you think?)?
rabbee: oh no! not another, gnu gnu testament. because of the jewish, gnu testament tanach mistake here in TheTorah still. now everyone wants, a gnu testament. just exactly like the more subtle, than any other beast of the fields says to do.

oh! my goodness, what do you mean? we are all still here, in the same old Torah again? when the whole world knows from the beasts, we can't possibly still be here in TheTorah HaShem G-D always and only gives here in IT.

in this world so prejudiced stupid, with the subtle beasts again. that they can't even figger out, what happens next after G-D has Benee Adam put to death on the tree as forever promised. for this world refusing to accept, being physically here in only TheTorah again from HaShem G-D.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#137989 Jun 23, 2012
if you consider yourself, as not here in TheTorah HaShem is been giving again. then you most definatly are working for, that same old devil or worse again here in TheLiving Scripture from HaShem G-D.

TheOnly Living Scripture, G-D is going to give. for this world making all the same old, not here in TheTorah mental mistakes agains.
Tia

Kansas City, MO

#137990 Jun 23, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
Paul wants to teach that the Creator was a man who died, and removes our attention from the Creator, against the clear directive of the 2nd commandment.
if you are led by the "spirit", you are no longer under the Law (Gal 5:18)
under ekstasei, Paul saw a vision of "him", again: Hurry leave here, the Jews will never accept me, go to gentiles instead OK (Acts 22:17)

the real Jesus would never give up on his people, God already warned us against those who follow their own "spirit", see false "visions", and cover falsehood with "whitewash" (Ezek 13)

Paul's whitewash coating = articles of love, gifts of the "spirit", and other spiritual babble in his letters

while his core teaching is to divert our worship away from the true Creator to a human being; a human who he said created all things in heaven and earth (Col1:16), his divine blood a ransom payment setting us free from slavery under Satan

someone close enough to Paul would've seen the number of the Beast on the back of his head...

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#137991 Jun 23, 2012
rabbee yehoshooah adam wrote:
<quoted text>
rabbee: most all people who worship hasatan, are unaware of this. since the worship of hasatan, is by deception.
and most always of those, claiming to be worshipers of hasatan. are not really, worshipers of hasatan. but are generally worshipers, of the even worse baal hamolech. with quite possibly a few worshipers, of the even worse halooseefer.
so these are the three infamous angels, of the not here in TheTorah origional sin. for which those, who claim to not be here in TheTorah, have any protection from G-D against them. here in these same old primative days, with adam and his thrice again appointed mate aaagains'es.
with this world exactly as primative, as forever before here in this second coming of Benee Adam. and please note, how primative you all are, in these same old end of the sixth day with adam and his mate returned from Adam again. and still stuck here in TheTorah, all from HaShem G-D just agains'es.
Hi second coming of Adam, how taste it was the fruit ha Satan fooled you with in TheTorah?
SeasideSoon

Hoschton, GA

#137992 Jun 23, 2012
NotQuiter wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Stefano a Muslim? His question is a good one, however, no matter. If you continue saying how bad was Paul, and the teachings of the New Testament, how do you explain the situations in the Old Testament accredited to God, particularly under the Law, and even before that, for example, the flood of Noah's time, the killing of the first-born males of Egyptians? Then, going to the law, the stoning of disobedient children and more? Did the Law officially by God for the Jews change by God when Paul wrote what he did? Were the Jews still technically under the Law covenant when Paul wrote his letters? Did they abrogate the Law during Paul's time (i.e., officially stop rendering sacrifices at the temple and other temple-related duties under the Law? what do you think?)?
Naw, I don't think so. He's doesn't come out an say what he believes, but he's an equal opportunity critic. Perhaps he's a closet Catholic.

Religions evolve. Christianity certainly has.

The laws were given at a specific time in history and dealt with the culture of the time. Some of the laws are eternal and are so stated. No rabbis would change those. The remedy for modifying the non-eternal laws is given in Deuteronomy 17:

9. And you shall come to the Levitic kohanim and to the judge who will be in those days, and you shall inquire, and they will tell you the words of judgment.10. And you shall do according to the word they tell you, from the place the Lord will choose, and you shall observe to do according to all they instruct you.11. According to the law they instruct you and according to the judgment they say to you, you shall do; you shall not divert from the word they tell you, either right or left.

So it was anticipated the conditions and cultures change, so the authority to modify was given to the priests and judges "in those days" to do so. However, this could only be done by those with authority, this became the Sanhedrin, a body of 70 plus a nasi, to argue, debate, and decide.(These debates and decisions, including decisions on hypothetical cases were eventually compiled in the Talmud).

During the presidency of Gamaliel IV (270–290), due to Roman persecution, it dropped the name Sanhedrin; and its authoritative decisions were subsequently issued under the name of Beth HaMidrash

Gamaliel VI (400–425) was the Sanhedrin's last president. With his death in 425, executed by Theodosius II for erecting new synagogues contrary to the imperial decree, the title Nasi, the last remains of the ancient Sanhedrin, became illegal. An imperial decree of 426 diverted the patriarchs' tax (post excessum patriarchorum) into the imperial treasury

In October 2004 (Tishrei 5765), a group of rabbis representing varied Orthodox communities in Israel undertook a ceremony in Tiberias[17], where the original Sanhedrin was disbanded, which is claimed to re-establish the body according to the proposal of Maimonides and the Jewish legal rulings of Rabbi Yosef Karo. The controversial attempt has been subject to debate within different Jewish communities.

"2005:Members of Reestablished Sanhedrin Ascend Temple Mount
In a dramatic but unpublicized move, members of the newly established Sanhedrin ascended the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site, this past Monday."
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.a...

http://www.thesanhedrin.org/en/index.php/Bnei... 's_relationship_with_non-Jews

http://www.templeinstitute.org/archive/10-01-...

Since: Mar 12

Cairo, Egypt

#137993 Jun 23, 2012
The majority of the modern "educated" people are today faced with a religious crisis.
Is religion really a fact of life? It might have been one in the past, but does it still remain
so in the world of today when science has changed the whole course of life, and when
there is no place in it for anything save science and what scientific facts approve of? Does
religion represent a genuine need of humanity? Or is it something wholly dependent upon
the temperamental constitution of an individual so that one may not believe in it as there
is no difference between the two states of belief and unbelief '?
Talking about Islam they betray a similar state of intellectual crisis when the
missionaries of Islam tell them that Islam is not a mere creed, nor does it represent simply
an edification of souls, or a refinement and training of human virtues but is rather a
harmonious whole that also includes a just economic system, a well-balanced social
organization, codes of civil, criminal as well as international law, & philosophical
outlook upon life along with a system of physical instruction, all of these flowing from
the same fundamental creed of Islam and its moral and spiritual temperament. When they
hear all this, these "educated" people are greatly perplexed, for they supposed that Islam
had since long ceased to exist as it has become outmoded and had exhausted all its
usefulness. That is why they are surprised when they hear devout Muslims saying that
Islam does not belong to a remote past, it is not obsolete or antiquated but is a living and
flourishing system of life even at the present moment, as it holds within itself such
elements of life as no other system known to humanity does including socialism as well
as communism or any other system.
At this their surprise exceeds limits, they can no more contain themselves, so they
scream at these preachers of Gods words: Do you tell us all this about the religion that
approves of slavery, feudalism and capitalism-the system which holds that woman is only
a half-man and imprisons her within her household; which prescribes such punishments
as stoning to death, mutilation and whipping; which lets its people live on charity; which
splits them up into different classes, some exploiting the other; a system which provides
no security of decent living to the toiling people; and a system which is such and such,
how is it possible that such a system should even hold its own today, let alone its survival
in the future? Not to speak of its triumph and contending successfully, how can such a
system even hold out in the ruthless ideological struggle going on at present among
different modern socio-economic systems?
by. Muhammad kuttub
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#137994 Jun 23, 2012
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi second coming of Adam, how taste it was the fruit ha Satan fooled you with in TheTorah?
rabbee: well i would say, you are extreemly bitter to the taste. since you are one of, the forbidden antiG-D fruits.
JOEL PASTAKIA

Mumbai, India

#137996 Jun 23, 2012
The brainless, superstitious, fanatical and demon worshipping Jewish posters stay offline on the shabat. LOL.
JOEL PASTAKIA

Mumbai, India

#137997 Jun 23, 2012
*

The brainless, superstitious, fanatical and demon worshipping Jewish posters stay offline on the SHABBAT. LOL.
JOEL PASTAKIA

Mumbai, India

#137998 Jun 23, 2012
DELUDED PROPHETS:

1) Most of these so-called prophets and so-called saints who dabble in revelations without having a profound spiritual life are immediately deluded by the adverse vital beings and some of these so-called prophets or so-called holy men even take them as the supreme God and worship them.

This is generally how religions are created.

2) These so-called religions are a great success.

3) The adverse vital beings are the supreme God of many a religion and can assume an appearance of overwhelming beauty and radiance. They are the biggest impostors in the world, and dangerous at that; it takes the instinct of true spiritual purity, not to be deceived by these hostile vital beings who masquerade as God.

4) Many so-called religions, cults and sects are founded on revelations and miracles, and every bit of it comes from the adverse vital beings.

5) It's one of the greatest problems in human life that has ruined the world.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#137999 Jun 23, 2012
JOEL PASTAKIA wrote:
The brainless, superstitious, fanatical and demon worshipping Jewish posters stay offline on the shabat. LOL.
rabbee: not while there is a world at war, against G-D here in TheTorah again.

and when TheShabbos has ended in Yeroosalem, then it has ended for the whole world. since G-D does not adhere, to your own personal worldly loco-motive time.

and HaMosheeach is not going to take, the day off while G-D is on TheDay of Vacation again. and they both are going to have to do, G-D'S Job here in TheTorah, while G-D is resting and watching. just like the last time, G-D gave this same story. to this self rejected world, for rejecting HIM here in TheTorah.
Don

Delhi, India

#138000 Jun 23, 2012
Mohammed Ahmed wrote:
The majority of the modern "educated" people are today faced with a religious crisis.
Is religion really a fact of life? It might have been one in the past, but does it still remain
so in the world of today when science has changed the whole course of life, and when
there is no place in it for anything save science and what scientific facts approve of? Does
religion represent a genuine need of humanity? Or is it something wholly dependent upon
the temperamental constitution of an individual so that one may not believe in it as there
is no difference between the two states of belief and unbelief '?
Talking about Islam they betray a similar state of intellectual crisis when the
missionaries of Islam tell them that Islam is not a mere creed, nor does it represent simply
an edification of souls, or a refinement and training of human virtues but is rather a
harmonious whole that also includes a just economic system, a well-balanced social
organization, codes of civil, criminal as well as international law, & philosophical
outlook upon life along with a system of physical instruction, all of these flowing from
the same fundamental creed of Islam and its moral and spiritual temperament. When they
hear all this, these "educated" people are greatly perplexed, for they supposed that Islam
had since long ceased to exist as it has become outmoded and had exhausted all its
usefulness. That is why they are surprised when they hear devout Muslims saying that
Islam does not belong to a remote past, it is not obsolete or antiquated but is a living and
flourishing system of life even at the present moment, as it holds within itself such
elements of life as no other system known to humanity does including socialism as well
as communism or any other system.
At this their surprise exceeds limits, they can no more contain themselves, so they
scream at these preachers of Gods words: Do you tell us all this about the religion that
approves of slavery, feudalism and capitalism-the system which holds that woman is only
a half-man and imprisons her within her household; which prescribes such punishments
as stoning to death, mutilation and whipping; which lets its people live on charity; which
splits them up into different classes, some exploiting the other; a system which provides
no security of decent living to the toiling people; and a system which is such and such,
how is it possible that such a system should even hold its own today, let alone its survival
in the future? Not to speak of its triumph and contending successfully, how can such a
system even hold out in the ruthless ideological struggle going on at present among
different modern socio-economic systems?
by. Muhammad kuttub
Religion and spirituality are two different things. Now a days religion has nothing to do with spirituality and it is more about rituals. To believe in almighty and worship him no puja or namaj is required. Only our devotion to almighty is enough. If you offer namaj five times a day and also kill innocent women and children, then you think that the God will be very happy with you and send you to Jannat.

The ancient "dharma" had no name like Islam, Hinduism or Christianity. It was about following the path of "righteousness".
JOEL PASTAKIA

Mumbai, India

#138001 Jun 23, 2012
Evil, possessed, eugenically abnormal, mentally unstable, brainless, demon worshipping fool.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#138002 Jun 23, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think that should be necessary as we can probably agree to agree that we accept the writings of the Tanakh, obviously accepting that things like stoning and slavery have been abolished in the evolution of the culture
I do not accept that premise.(that is, "things like stone and slavery have been abolished in the evolution of the culture.") Here's why. The "law" of Moses, as far as I understand from the scriptures, was never improved on by God, or abolished by the Jews as to offer something that was an improvement. If you agree that God Himself spoke to Moses, where is it written that God said, "OK. Now you don't have to stone people to death any more for certain crimes. I've improved on that one, so let's forget that part. We'll hang such persons, or give them the electric chair or just put them in jail."
SeasideSoon wrote:
But if you're up for it, let's concentrate on Paul vs. the Tanakh. Do you have any particular words of Paul that you'd like to compare?
Compare? with? the Tanakh??? No, not at this time.
SeasideSoon

Hoschton, GA

#138003 Jun 23, 2012
NotQuiter wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not accept that premise.(that is, "things like stone and slavery have been abolished in the evolution of the culture.") Here's why. The "law" of Moses, as far as I understand from the scriptures, was never improved on by God, or abolished by the Jews as to offer something that was an improvement. If you agree that God Himself spoke to Moses, where is it written that God said, "OK. Now you don't have to stone people to death any more for certain crimes. I've improved on that one, so let's forget that part. We'll hang such persons, or give them the electric chair or just put them in jail."
<quoted text>
Compare? with? the Tanakh??? No, not at this time.
In other words, you didn't read Deuteronomy 17.
SeasideSoon

Hoschton, GA

#138004 Jun 23, 2012
JOEL PASTAKIA wrote:
Evil, possessed, eugenically abnormal, mentally unstable, brainless, demon worshipping fool.
Flaunting your attributes again?:))

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