Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 228393 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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Buford

Hurricane, WV

#159840 Jan 23, 2013
bmz wrote:
There is no such thing as the Holy Spirit besides God. The Holy Spirit does not exist.
If it had existed, the Bishops would not have quarreled for centuries. Please note that.
So, God is the Holy Spirit who simultaneously does not exist.

I'm glad that that conundrum is finally settled, by a Muslim, no less!
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#159841 Jan 23, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Are you aware of the fact that the Original Hebrew was translated into Greek, Latin and then English, and that these translations differ from the original Hebrew significantly?
That is not the guidance of her holiness, but the guidance of mere mortals.
In matters that are important to what God wanted to convey to us it's not changed.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#159842 Jan 23, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Are you aware of the fact that the Original Hebrew was translated into Greek, Latin and then English, and that these translations differ from the original Hebrew significantly?
That is not the guidance of her holiness, but the guidance of mere mortals.
The Latin Rite Church believes that because Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would lead the Church into all truth (John 16:13), it could rest assured knowing that what it would formally teach as true and binding on the consciences of the faithful would be nothing other than what Jesus himself would teach were he present in the flesh. From this understanding proceeds the Dogma of Papal Infallibility in Matters of Faith and Morals. See: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07790a.htm

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#159844 Jan 23, 2013
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>The Latin Rite Church believes that because Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would lead the Church into all truth (John 16:13), it could rest assured knowing that what it would formally teach as true and binding on the consciences of the faithful would be nothing other than what Jesus himself would teach were he present in the flesh. From this understanding proceeds the Dogma of Papal Infallibility in Matters of Faith and Morals. See: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07790a.htm
Like I said, he has it bad.

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#159845 Jan 23, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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In matters that are important to what God wanted to convey to us it's not changed.
Beg to differ. Have you ever looked at the multiple translations of your own bible? And how they differ from the actual Hebrew in some cases?

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#159846 Jan 23, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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In matters that are important to what God wanted to convey to us it's not changed.
Do you eat shellfish?
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#159847 Jan 23, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Like I said, he has it bad.
The question for Roman Catholics, or more generally, anyone at all who questions this Dogma of Papal Infallibility in Matters of Faith and Morals, is whether or not it can be shown that the Roman Catholic Church has formally taught theological or moral error.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#159848 Jan 23, 2013
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shellfish

Noun 1. shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
mollusc, mollusk, shellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
seafood - edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
mussel - black marine bivalves usually steamed in wine
huitre, oyster - edible body of any of numerous oysters
clam - flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams
cockle - common edible European bivalve
crabmeat, crab - the edible flesh of any of various crabs
crawdad, crawfish, ecrevisse, crayfish - tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
limpet - mollusk with a low conical shell
lobster - flesh of a lobster
crayfish, langouste, rock lobster, spiny lobster - warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California
escallop, scollop, scallop - edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces
2. shellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
mollusc, mollusk
carapace, cuticle, shell, shield - hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
Mollusca, phylum Mollusca - gastropods; bivalves; cephalopods; chitons
scaphopod - burrowing marine mollusk
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
coat-of-mail shell, polyplacophore, sea cradle, chiton - primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod - marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
cephalopod, cephalopod mollusk - marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#159849 Jan 23, 2013
John Preacher wrote:
The Mark of the Beast revealed and exposed as Islamic.
Everyone needs to listen to the links above. Your eternal life depends on knowing this information. Even if you don't believe it, read it anyway and when it comes to pass you will know the Bible is true:
www.sharepdfbooks.com/HANMQ56EZYWI/The_Islami...
rabbee: no! islam is the beast, with two heads. one is dead with a sword through it's neck, and the other is made to appear as if alive, by the power of the first beast.
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#159850 Jan 23, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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But what if we like animals?
rabbee: talking critters!? according to G-D, that could be the real problem.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#159851 Jan 23, 2013
rabbee yehoshooah adam wrote:
rabbee: no! islam is the beast, with two heads. one is dead with a sword through it's neck, and the other is made to appear as if alive, by the power of the first beast.
Did John Preacher disagree with you?
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#159852 Jan 23, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Beg to differ. Have you ever looked at the multiple translations of your own bible? And how they differ from the actual Hebrew in some cases?
There is no word for word translation from one language to another. Each translation is subject to the judgement of the translator. In any event the Catholic Church can put God's seal of approval on those that conform to the original meaning God intended.

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#159853 Jan 23, 2013
Buford wrote:
http://www.thefreedictionary.c om/shellfish
Noun 1. shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell
in case it isnt clear...lol
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#159854 Jan 23, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Do you eat shellfish?
Yes, Jesus declared all foods clean.

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#159855 Jan 23, 2013
Buford wrote:
<quoted text>The question for Roman Catholics, or more generally, anyone at all who questions this Dogma of Papal Infallibility in Matters of Faith and Morals, is whether or not it can be shown that the Roman Catholic Church has formally taught theological or moral error.
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How does one keep up their faith in a dogma like that while still interacting with the greater world?

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#159856 Jan 23, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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There is no word for word translation from one language to another. Each translation is subject to the judgement of the translator.
And that doesnt make you stop and think regarding the implications?
Ever play the game telephone when you were a child?
Paul WV wrote:
<quoted text>In any event the Catholic Church can put God's seal of approval on those that conform to the original meaning God intended.
And that doesnt make you inherently nervous?
Are you familiar with the behavior of lemmings?

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#159857 Jan 23, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Yes, Jesus declared all foods clean.
I guess you dont follow the word of God as expressed in the original bible after all. Now you have introduced the concept of change without preparing the foundation for your authority.

Pardon me, I thought I recollected that you did follow the word of God - pure and unadulturated.
Buford

Hurricane, WV

#159858 Jan 23, 2013
I actually forgot that in the Supreme Court's 2007 Gonzales v. Carhart desicion, it UPHELD the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act by decreeing that it was in fact UNCONSTITUTIONAL to kill unborn babies by vacuuming out their brains. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial-Birth_Ab... .
rabbee yehoshooah adam

Denver, CO

#159859 Jan 23, 2013
bmz wrote:
<quoted text>
There is no such thing as the Holy Spirit besides God. The Holy Spirit does not exist.
If it had existed, the Bishops would not have quarreled for centuries. Please note that.
rabbee: nah! that just means, they were not with TheSpirit. because you have to actually, be one G-D'S Side to be with TheHolySpirit. they were on, my virgin Mother's Side not mine or G-D'S. and they had to kill off, all the apostiles and prophets, in order to re-organize the church their way. kind of like, what the muselems did. after 1054, when the church was split into TheHis and Her churches. so they could have baby protestant children's churches. cause they are, all so screwed.

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#159860 Jan 23, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Yes, Jesus declared all foods clean.
Did Jesus absolve you of the need to observe the Sabbath too? Thats a heavy one, I believe its one of the ten commandments.

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