Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

There are 253518 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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JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166557 Mar 9, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Judaism, on the other hand, has always embraced intellectual inquiry and debate, so modernism has never been a real threat to the practice of the religion.
Jews keep borrowing from various cultures or sources to reinvent their beliefs, attitudes and practices.

If a faith is based on cosmic principles then it need not reinvent itself nor does it need to readjust its values since the cosmic principles on which it stands are eternal.

Vedanta and Buddhism are faiths based on cosmic principles as seen in their expositions and so these faiths need not adjust themselves with the march of time. Who can dispute the laws of consciousness, space, singularity, space, time and the rest? These are the cosmic principles that never change.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#166558 Mar 9, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_translatio...

The Septuagint (LXX) was the very first translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, and later became the accepted text of the Old Testament in the church and the basis of its canon.

The Latin Vulgate by Jerome was based upon the Hebrew for those books of the Bible preserved in the Jewish canon (as reflected in the masoretic text), and on the Greek text for the deuterocanonical books.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166559 Mar 9, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Torah was not originally in Greek. It was translated TO Greek from its native Hebrew.
True.
Paul WV

Beckley, WV

#166560 Mar 9, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Torah was not originally in Greek. It was translated TO Greek from its native Hebrew.
The NT Scriptures were written in Greek; the native language. So where does your definition say Greek is not a scriptural language. What is bmz's definition of a scriputal language; I've been waiting a week for a reply to this question.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166561 Mar 9, 2013
JEROME was a crypyo-Jew who reportedly manipulated many of the original biblical teachings....
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166562 Mar 9, 2013
The teachings of Jesus were in Aramaic not Greek. However, the validity and superiority of a scripture is judged on the basis of its contents and not on the language of its revelation.
bmz

Since: Mar 08

Singapore

#166563 Mar 9, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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A scriptural language is the native text.

There it is. The definition you were waiting for.

BMZ and MUQ are Arabic speakers - Arabic is similar to Hebrew, the native text. Like Portuguese vs Spanish.
Thanks a million.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166564 Mar 9, 2013
Principles count, not personalities.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166565 Mar 9, 2013
The closer a principle is to its cosmic archetype, the more authentic it is.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166566 Mar 9, 2013
Creation from nothing, extra-cosmic God, propagation of the human race from one man-woman pair, global flood, dying on a cross to save the world, feeding on the flesh and blood of a man to come closer to God, last prophet, awaiting a messiah and the like are mumbo jumbo teachings.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166567 Mar 9, 2013
The validity and superiority of a scripture is judged on the basis of its contents and not on the language of its revelation.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166568 Mar 9, 2013
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The validity and superiority of a scripture ARE judged on the basis of its contents and not on the language of its revelation.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166569 Mar 9, 2013
Great Personalities come and go...to this there's no end with each being an improvement on the bygones provided the teachings can be shown to be based on deeper insights into the cosmic laws.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166570 Mar 9, 2013
Personalities are perishable and their teachings are not the last word on anything unless the set of teachings that serve as illustrations of certain cosmic principles have revealed everything that is there to be known about the particulars and the generals of those cosmic principles taught.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166571 Mar 9, 2013
Follow the principle, not the personality.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166572 Mar 9, 2013
None of the prophets have come even remotely close to the first degrees of perfection and the G-d or God the advents claim to represent are far from perfect. ROFL.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166574 Mar 9, 2013
G-d/God, prophet, scripture and rituals are perishables....
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166575 Mar 9, 2013
G-d, God, prophet, scripture and rituals are based on the mutable, lower cosmic causation.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166576 Mar 9, 2013
The realms, laws and phenomena based on the higher causation stand high above G-d, God, prophet, scripture and rituals.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#166577 Mar 9, 2013
The most unitelligent posters - BMZ (Singapore), MUQ, Alex, Paul and Shamma.

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