Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 256358 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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HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#165216 Feb 25, 2013
bmz wrote:
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Oh, I sprayed my tea.
lol! When you were 3 or 4? Man, you must have been SOME kid.
JOEL wrote----I still remember in vivid detail that first sexual arousal when I was 3 or 4.

BMZ--Oh, I sprayed my tea.

lol! When you were 3 or 4? Man, you must have been SOME kid.

HughBe--- a NORMAL kid

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#165217 Feb 25, 2013
Shamma wrote:
<quoted text>Yes! Try fulfilling the need to respect the dignity of person hood of those you disagree with.
Stop spamming us with your religious beliefs and just maybe I'll get around to the respect part
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#165218 Feb 25, 2013
Shamma wrote:
... His claims to be the Messiah, His power to forgive sins, the titles of Divinity He claimed for Himself, His authority over the Holy Spirit, and His equality with the Father.

..... When the Jews demanded a miraculous sign, Jesus replied “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days”(John 2:19).
John then says “But the temple he had spoken of was his body”(John 2:21). Notice here that Jesus said I will raise it. Jesus is claiming to have the power to raise the dead.

.....Authority over Eternal Life..
.... Jesus told the woman at the well “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life”(John. 4:13-14).
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You continue to prove to me that you are a gullible peasant!
You are coming up with utter nonsense and now raising a question about Mar, Matt and Luke that were written long before John written by a bunch of conmen around 100+ years after Jesus.

I have asked you to produce proof and what do you do? come up with rubbish.

Does Jesus make this claim?

"I am your GOD, I have come in human form as my own son to die for the sins of gentiles on a roman cross. Through me and by believing in me you will have eternal life"!!!

A RESOUNDING NO!!!!
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Why didn't the synoptic gospels remember to tell us Jesus was god?
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About his claim to be messiah, that is what we would expect him to claim. who told you that the Jews were expecting god to turn up as messiah? you have been misinformed here.

About forgiving sins..why did he not forgive all sins instead of dangling off a pole?lol...

There was no equality with God. The synoptic gospels make it abundantly clear that he was indeed a servant of God.
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No wonder the jews laughed at him when he told them to destroy the temple. If they didn't believe him, he could have destroyed and rebuilt i to show them! They knew BJ was talking rubbish...and more importantly these are insertions and interpolations of "john". All you have is "john"!!
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He was making a sexual proposal to the poor lonely woman at the well. READ it again and you will find that it is offer to drink each other's sexual fluids.

Now be gone.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#165219 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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lol........
You don't know he is god!!
You THINK that he is god because you are VER deluded.
Jesus NEVER told a single soul that he was god.
That would have been a huge sin sending him straight to hell without stopping to collect £200 when passing "GO".
Jesus is God the second person of the Most Holy Trinity!!!
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#165220 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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hey idiotic person...please name the disciples who survived st killer paul's onslaught?
The REAL disciples of Jesus were not clowns. They were men of God who accepted Jesus as Messiah. They did NOT try to change Judaism besides accepting Jesus as the expected Messiah!!
The cooked up disciples that you talk about are very shady characters.
When did any REAL disciple say "Jesus is God"?
Who worshipped Jesus among his disciples?
You do talk rubbish.
Jesus' disciples were all Jews and they spread His Word throughout the world and even to the gentiles. Praise be our Lord and God Jesus the Christ!!!

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Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#165221 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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hey moron....
When did Jesus say "I died on the cross and now I have risen from the grave"
Show some scriptural evidence or shut up.
Because you are a fundi muslim, does not mean everyone is a buffoon. The Holy Bible itself says not everything Jesus said and did was written down, in fact if they were the whole world probably could not contain the book.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#165222 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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Jesus was struggling to get his mission going. It risked being a total failure. He was saved from a disgraceful ending.
Holy Prophet Muhammed accomplished his task including saving Jesus by stopping 2billion people from accidentally worshipping him and making him a bigger sinner!
A human HAS to die.
You are a foolish person.
Why didn't allah save mohammad from the poison his enemies feed him?
Alex123 aka WM

London, UK

#165223 Feb 25, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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Jesus is God the second person of the Most Holy Trinity!!!
Jesus told you, right?
Now please show it from the NT!!!
Stop lying.

You don't know he is god!!
You THINK that he is god because you are VERY deluded.
Jesus NEVER told a single soul that he was god.
That would have been a huge sin sending him straight to hell without stopping to collect £200 when passing "GO".

Also the third person of your most holy trinity(HG) had to wait till the second person(BJ) returned before he could cast his spooky shadow on earth!!!
This means that the 2nd person(BJ) never had any third person(HG) in him!!!
Dreadful indeed that BJ had no HG in him!!!!
while the 3rd person is here the first person also is devoid of HG!!!
LOL...
You really are a clueless person...
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#165224 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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lol..!!
If that is solid evidence then you don't know what you are talking about.
I was involved in that work.
Nope it is no evidence boy but "blind hope".
So please shut up.
The Shroud of Turin is solid evidence Jesus died and layed in the tomb before He gave Himself back life. There were also many witnesses to His death, resurrection and ascention into heaven.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#165225 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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Jesus was struggling to get his mission going. It risked being a total failure. He was saved from a disgraceful ending.
Holy Prophet Muhammed accomplished his task including saving Jesus by stopping 2billion people from accidentally worshipping him and making him a bigger sinner!
A human HAS to die.
You are a foolish person.
mohammad was a failure in being poisoned by his enemies and died. allah, mecca, Gabrial, the black stone, the three goddesses could not save him. He rotted in the grave.
John

North Lakes, Australia

#165226 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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skeptic...
This is not about me, but about your DELUSION.
PROVE to me that Jesus is your god!
Don't give me ANY links.
Just show me the verses from your holy NT, where Jesus himself says "I am GOD, I have come in human form to die for the sins of gentiles on a roman cross. Through me and by believing in me you will have eternal life"!!!
If you can't show a CLEAR statement from Jesus please move on.
Thank you.
Oh no, this is about your DECEIT.
You push the sickest vilest cult in human history, the laughable bullshit of a self confessed raping murdering paedophile.
Then you drivel some crap about Christianity posting rubbish from the fake medieval "Gospel Of Barnabas".
Then you say prove that Jesus is God.
This is RELIGION moron. No religion can be proved, otherwise it would be science.
Of all the religions in the world, the only one that evokes horror and disgust is islam.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#165227 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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Jesus told you, right?
Now please show it from the NT!!!
Stop lying.
You don't know he is god!!
You THINK that he is god because you are VERY deluded.
Jesus NEVER told a single soul that he was god.
That would have been a huge sin sending him straight to hell without stopping to collect £200 when passing "GO".
Also the third person of your most holy trinity(HG) had to wait till the second person(BJ) returned before he could cast his spooky shadow on earth!!!
This means that the 2nd person(BJ) never had any third person(HG) in him!!!
Dreadful indeed that BJ had no HG in him!!!!
while the 3rd person is here the first person also is devoid of HG!!!
LOL...
You really are a clueless person...
The Catholic Church is Immanuel, God with us, and when she speaks God speaks.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#165228 Feb 25, 2013
Paul WV wrote:
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The Catholic Church is Immanuel, God with us, and when she speaks God speaks.
It is my hope that your post was meant to entertain.

regards.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#165229 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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Dear Joel, short answer would be "Christians(customers) have no idea of their own religion(product) and the Salesmen(Church) don't believe in their product"

Some post 19th century reasons:

- The ability to question the establishment and their belief system without being put to death.

- No time to worry about invisible gods while while chasing after visible gods - money/wealth, power, beauty, connection, film/sports/musical stars

- Science seems to offer the answers to some people in its own way
- The Church itself is lost without clear leadership ready to change course at a drop of a hat thus reflecting/confirming their past behaviour pattern. RC Church has been swamped by pedophiles.
Even as I write this we have lost our MOST SENIOR CATHOLIC Cardinal O'Brien for molesting priests!!! This is no longer shocking. We expect the Church to be totally corrupt. This perception cannot be changed.
- We know it's happening without being able to explain away the process
- Those who wish to cling to history are being overtaken by those who wish to embrace modernity.

- The Industrial revolution, the great sociological upheavals including the Communist revolutions have helped to quicken the pace of decline.

- There is no question that Church attendance has
declined by atleast 30% in Britain since 1980. Similar patterns can be seen in France, Belgium, Netherlands and others. The number of Europeans who are Catholic has around 33% since 1980.

- Backing/remaining silent on Nazis, Fascists and even Franco's oppressive regime in Spain
- Refusing to take action against the Irish pedophiles priests recently made sure that the Church remained a secretive and an oppressive force playing on an equally secretive and oppressive God who is very much to be feared.

- The acceptance today by the Christian establishment that it is a minority force compared with a few centuries ago when it dominated Europe and European way of life.

- More than 50% of UK, France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands say religion is not important to them. Even Governments are breaking official links with the faith that has been so closely linked to European history post 4th century conversion of Constantine.

- Even EU, while referring to "spiritual impulse" in Europe's "heritage", makes no mention of God or Christian heritage!
- Also the decline of "traditional" family, mobility of labour, sexual revolution, falling birth rates and several years of Communism in Eastern Europe have contributed to the decline.
- Catch22 situation where some “sects”/denominations refuse any form of "modernization" while others would do anything to increase the number of attendees, means...the "customer" is getting mixed signals. He takes the easy option...AVOID!

Thank you.
Thank you, dear Ex-Father.

What %age of the English are atheists or are simply uninterested in formal religion of any kind given the limitations, mumbo jumbo rituals and superstitions of faith and the failure of the prophets of all times to solve the problems facing humankind? This much is obvious that religious teachings, the rituals and the earth mission of all the prophets put together have been resounding failures. Besides, religion straitjackets the mind and pushes people into a dark hole of irrationality, sectarianism and violence. People have noticed all this and are staying away from religion. Please comment. How big is religion in, say, Italy, the seat of the Catholic Church?

Feel free to ignore this question.

Thank you.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#165230 Feb 25, 2013
HughBe wrote:
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It is my hope that your post was meant to entertain.
regards.
When the pope in union with the bishops binds or loses something on earth the matter is bond or loosed in heaven. In other words in this matter the Catholic Church is speaking for Immanuel, God with us. We can now say we are taught by God.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#165231 Feb 25, 2013
HughBe wrote:
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HughBe--- a NORMAL kid.
Your definition of normal is abnormal.

Male-female and male-male attraction are natural aspects of sexual orientation that are determined by personality factors.

Anal sex is damaging in man-woman and in man-man relationhsips as this rear act unbalances the spinal nerve currents leading to the brain centers as explained in my previous posts on the subject.

These days procreation is not such a big issue in view of the advent of modern technolgies that do away with the sexual act itself in order to produce offpring under controlled conditions in the lab.

The fact that this can be done now indicates a tremendous evolution of the mental grade of consciousness that till say a century or less ago would not have been possible.

Nature has at last unveiled via an act of evolution in the mental consciousness of human beings the way beyond the retrograde animalistic sexual method of procreation through invitro and cloning. Sexual reproduction, in most ways, serves as a catharsis or as a conduit for many of the most perverse personality traits in man-woman to be passed on to the zygote in activated form.

In the past, labels like normal or unnatural were in vogue owing to deficiency in the knowledge in the intellectual sphere that made people ignorant about the genetic basis of sexual orientation or for that matter about the genetic basis of any personality trait and the ignorance about lab methods of procreation sans sex made people rigid, myopic and biased.

Nature's gift in the form of modern technology has rendered the sexual act redundant where reproduction is concerned.

Evolution of consciousness in matter has taken humankind to greater intellectual heights.

The advanced yogis go far ahead in this respect where asexual reproduction is concerned and have been known to materialize a human being by simply calling down a psychic from the psychic plane and causing it to materialize in the womb or directly in the environment without need of directing it into a womb.

So, Mon, please be very careful with the usage of words like normal and the like since you're way behind in the reasoning/knowledge department and are still clinging like a limpet to warped ideas of personality based on stone age reasoning as found in your Bible and in backward Jamaica.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#165232 Feb 25, 2013
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deficiency OF the knowledge in the intellectual sphere

Since: Apr 11

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#165234 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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skeptic...
This is not about me, but about your DELUSION.
PROVE to me that Jesus is your god!
Don't give me ANY links.
Just show me the verses from your holy NT, where Jesus himself says "I am GOD, I have come in human form to die for the sins of gentiles on a roman cross. Through me and by believing in me you will have eternal life"!!!
If you can't show a CLEAR statement from Jesus please move on.
Thank you.
You are like Muhammad you don't read Gods Words.
Read Alex my post.
Claims to be the Messiah

Jesus constantly referred to Himself by the title “Son of Man.” This is a reference to Daniel 7:13-14 where the Son of Man “was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed”

When the Samaritan woman told Jesus “I know that Messiah”(called Christ)“is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us”(John. 4:25). Jesus responded:“I who speak to you am he”(John. 4:26). However, the Old Testament makes it clear that the Messiah is God. The prophet Isaiah writes of the Messiah “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”(Isa. 9:6). Here we see the title “Mighty God” used to refer to the Messiah. This very title is used of God in the very next chapter:“A remnant will return, a remnant of Jacob will return to the Mighty God”(Isa. 10:21). So the logic is easy to follow: the title “Mighty God” refers to God; and since this title is assigned to the Messiah, the Messiah must be God; and since Jesus Himself claims to be the Messiah, Jesus is
claiming to be God.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#165235 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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skeptic...
This is not about me, but about your DELUSION.
PROVE to me that Jesus is your god!
Don't give me ANY links.
Just show me the verses from your holy NT, where Jesus himself says "I am GOD, I have come in human form to die for the sins of gentiles on a roman cross. Through me and by believing in me you will have eternal life"!!!
If you can't show a CLEAR statement from Jesus please move on.
Thank you.
Claims the Power to Forgive Sins

Whenever we sin, we sin against God. This is why David says “I have sinned against the LORD”(2 Sam. 12:13), even though it was Uriah the Hittite that he killed. All sin we commit is ultimately directed against God, even though there may very well be other people involved in the sin. This is why only God can forgive sin. Who else can remove a debt owed to God but God? Yet this is exactly what Jesus did. Jesus said to the Jews “I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins”(John 8:24). Jesus claims the authority to dismiss a debt owed to God. Light of the World

God is Light. David writes “The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?”(Ps. 27:1). Micah writes “Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light”(Micah 7:8). Yet Jesus claimed to be the light of the world:“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’”(John 8:12). Here Jesus is claiming for Himself, that which was previously only claimed by God.
Authority to Send the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third member of the Holy Trinity. The fact that the Holy Spirit is God can be determined from Acts 5:3-4. Here the Holy Spirit is referred to as God:“Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God.” Thus lying to the Holy Spirit is the same as lying to God.

In John 14:26, Jesus says that the Father will send the Holy Spirit:“But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” Yet, two chapters later Jesus says that He will send the Holy Spirit:“But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you”(John 16:7). This only makes sense if Jesus is God. Here Jesus is clearly claiming authority that He Himself has ascribed to God. Furthermore, how could a mere prophet send God? If God is sovereign, no one can “send” Him. Also, Jesus tells His disciples that the Holy Spirit will come to testify about Him:“When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me”(John 15:16). Why would God (Holy Spirit) testify about Jesus? The conclusion can easily be drawn. It is Jesus, the second member of the Trinity that sends the Holy Spirit.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#165236 Feb 25, 2013
Alex123 aka WM wrote:
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skeptic...
This is not about me, but about your DELUSION.
PROVE to me that Jesus is your god!
Don't give me ANY links.
Just show me the verses from your holy NT, where Jesus himself says "I am GOD, I have come in human form to die for the sins of gentiles on a roman cross. Through me and by believing in me you will have eternal life"!!!
If you can't show a CLEAR statement from Jesus please move on.
Thank you.
Read my post Alec:
Claims Equality with God

Jesus puts Himself on the same level as God by directly associating Himself with the Father. This is demonstrated by claiming that He is due the same honor as the Father:“that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him”(John 5:23). Jesus even makes it clear that you cannot honor the Father unless you honor the Son. When Jesus comforts His disciples about His leaving, He tells them “If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” The inference is obvious; to know Jesus is to know God. Jesus even claims that all that belongs to God belongs to Him. Jesus tells His disciples “All that belongs to the Father is mine”(John 16:15).

Since no mere prophet would make these claims of Divinity, and since God would certainly not authenticated a message from a false prophet, the only explanation is that Jesus is God.
Direct References to Deity

In addition to the indirect claims of Deity, on a number of occasions Jesus directly claimed to be God. There is a clear example of this in John 8:58. In this instance, the Jews accused Jesus of being demon possessed for claiming that whoever keeps His commands “will never see death”(John 8:51). When the Jews mocked Him for claiming to be greater than Abraham, Jesus replied “‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered,‘before Abraham was born, I am!’” This was a direct claim to Divinity. This was a reference to the Old Testament when Moses asked God His name. God responded with “‘I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites:“‘I AM has sent me to you’”(Ex. 3:14). So here Jesus is ascribing the very name of God to Himself. The Jews clearly understood exactly what Jesus was saying which is why “they picked up stones to stone him”(John 8:59).

This was not an isolated incident. Again in John 10:30 Jesus claims to be God when He told the Jews “I and the Father are one.” And again the implication was clear to the Jews who responded to Jesus’ statement by again trying to stone Him “for blasphemy,” they explained their attempt to stone Him by telling Him:“because you, a mere man, claim to be God”(John 10:33).

In yet another incident, the Jews persecuted Jesus for healing on the Sabbath. He told them “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working”(John 5:17). The Jews took this is a direct claim to be God. John records their response:“For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God”(John 5:18).

So we see that Jesus directly claimed to be God. His claims were not veiled in mystery, but open and clearly understood by those He addressed.

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