First, Allah is the Arabic word used for "God".
Oh, he said it was God? Well then, no one would lie about such a thing!
No, you misunderstand. "Allah" Is Arabic for God ("al-Lah" - "The God") in the same way that Spanish for God is "Dios", Latin for God is "Deus", Greek
for God is "Theos", etc. It's a title
for an entity, not a personal name for it.
In Latin, dog is "canis", in Spanish "perro", in Dutch it is "hunt", German "hund", in Irish "cu", but in none of those languages is it "Rover" as you
may have named your own personal pet.
"Allah" is just Arabic for "God", just as "azeroh" is Arabic for "blue", which is "azul" in Spanish. It's just a word specifying an entity, not the
personal name OF that entity. To take "allah" out of the Arabic is to cause Arabs to never be able to speak of a deity. Christian Arabs ( I know some
of them, from Beirut, who worship what they refer to as "Allah", same as you would refer to "God") would no longer have a way to talk about
religion, either. If you were to remove the word from speech, they would no longer be Christians, as they would have no description of
what they worship.
And this "God" grants his whims as they occur, eh?
That does not sound familiar at all...
Anyone can call anything "God", Allah is nothing at all, in any way, similar to the God of Abraham.
your phrase "God of Abraham" is "Allah men Ibrahim" in Arabic, but oddly "men" does not mean a group of male humans in arabic, just like "allah" does
not mean "The personal moniker of the diety" in Arabic, and "dog" does not mean "Fido" in English.
To Lebanese Christians, "Allah" is indeed "the God of Abraham". As in - not just "similar", but "the exact same".
It's a word.
It means "God".
There is a reason those "Coexist" stickers exist, its to apologise for and obscure the nature of the doctrine represented by one particular symbol.
Lost me there. I don't have a bumper to put a sticker on.
I DO have a wife.
She's a Muslim.
We coexist pretty well.
Believe it or not, she hasn't killed me yet - and oddly enough, she's not apologetic about that.
edit on 2013/12/17 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)