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Originally posted by AmericanDaughter
reply to post by Animal
Sorry I misunderstood you
I don't think God should be called allah because they are two seperates with two seperate sets of beliefs
and am shocked a bishop would suggest otherwize
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Quite honestly, God is the unnameable and unfathomable, so,it is really a moot point to me. However, to my way of thinking, to call God "Allah" is nothing more than appeasement. Appeasement for what? What, you think just because we call God "Allah" religious extremists are gonna say, "You know, those people are alright"? It won't happen.
Originally posted by Animal
Originally posted by Aeons
Oh. Instead I could say, Allah Brahma or Allah Ra.
No. Both of these gods are from polytheistic religions.
No? Ah. So
Originally posted by Aeons
No, they are both the singular source of from which all other aspects of themselves derive. They are ever other "God" as any other are just parts of themselves.
So - Allah Brahma it is.
Good. I'm sure that the Muslims in Pakistan will LOVE that.
[edit on 2009/12/15 by Aeons]
Brahma (Sanskrit: ब्रह्मा; IAST:Brahmā) is the Hindu god (deva) of creation and one of the Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva.
Hinduism is a diverse system of thought with beliefs spanning monotheism, polytheism, panentheism, pantheism, monism, and atheism, and its concept of God is complex and depends upon each particular tradition and philosophy. It is sometimes referred to as henotheistic (i.e., involving devotion to a single god while accepting the existence of others), but any such term is an overgeneralization.
Ancient Egyptian religion encompasses the various religious beliefs and rituals practiced in ancient Egypt over more than 3,000 years, from the predynastic period until the adoption of Christianity in the early centuries AD. Initially these beliefs centered on the worship of multiple deities who represented various forces of nature, thought patterns and power, expressed by the means of complex and varied archetypes.
Allah is a proper name, a Proper Noun, referencing a personal name.
Allah” is the Arabic word for “God” and has been so long before the existence of Islam. The names “Allah” and “God” are generally interchangeable within the Muslim religion and in Middle Eastern cultures
Of course, the word “God” does not actually appear in the original Hebrew or Greek manuscripts of the Bible, accepted as Holy by both Christians and Muslims. “God” is an old English word which developed from an Indo-European word, meaning “that which is invoked,” which is also the ancestor of the German word Gott (meaning: God).
Allah is the primary Arabic word for God. It means 'The God.' There are some minor exceptions. For example, the Bible in some Muslim lands uses a word for God other than Allah (Farsi and Urdu are examples). But for more than five hundred years before Muhammad, the vast majority of Jews and Christians in Arabia called God by the name Allah. How, then, can we say that Allah is an invalid name for God? If it is, to whom have these Jews and Christians been praying?
While the term is best known in the West for its use by Muslims as a reference to God, it is used by Arabic-speakers of all Abrahamic faiths, including Christians and Jews, in reference to "God"
The term Allāh is derived from a contraction of the Arabic definite article al- "the" and ʼilāh "deity, god" to al-lāh meaning "the [sole] deity, God" (ho theos monos). Cognates of the name "Allāh" exist in other Semitic languages, including Hebrew and Aramaic. The corresponding Aramaic form is אֱלָהָא ʼĔlāhā in Biblical Aramaic and ܐܰܠܳܗܳܐ ʼAlâhâ or ʼĀlōho in Syriac.
Main Entry: Al·lah
Pronunciation: \ˈä-lə, ˈa-lə, ˈä-ˌlä, ä-ˈlä\
Etymology: Arabic allāh
: god 1a —used in Islam
Al·lah (l, äl)
God, especially in Islam.
Allah (Arabic: الله, Allāh, IPA: [ʔalˤːɑːh] ( listen)) is the standard Arabic word for God.
Originally posted by moocowman
reply to post by thoughtsfull
So can you explain why the RC should teach such lies to children, or are you going to saying I am lying???
I believe you may well have misunderstood what I was implying.
When I said I found it tiresome and pot calling kettle black.
I was referring to xtians (of a variety of flavors) that are forever slagging off the RCC, they also spend a great deal of energy slagging off the mormons (my favorites leave them alone lol) the jehovas etc etc.
So, nope I wasn't having a go at you personally although I'm willing to should you agree with such things as religion being taught in schools etc
Originally posted by thoughtsfull
I've no problem with any religion, which I guess come from growing up in the most godless city in the UK. So I have to go on the internet to discuss religion ;-)
Originally posted by FortAnthem
reply to post by Animal
Calling God Allah would be seen as a sigh of weakness by the moslems. Theirs is a religion of violent conquest and they would pounce on any concessions made by christians, demanding more and more until they have the whole world under shira law.
You can call me racist if you like (I prefer the term religiously intolerant), but a study of history and the teachings of Islam show the truth of what I am saying.
Originally posted by Revolution-2012
If I had any religion it'd be Buddhism, why? Because they don't start wars.
Christians, peaceful? HAH, Look at Hitler, was he so peaceful? Hmmmm.
It's very tiresome to hear people slagging off the RCC for twisting or hiding the ,when those calling the kettle black fail miserably to present evidence of their wild claims.
Originally posted by spy66
I dont see how we are not going to call God for Allah in the future. It has something about our Christan's birth rate. In about 25 years Europe will be totally dominated by Muslims.
The Muslim's believes have already surpassed Christianity in numbers.