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Arabs Christians have used the term "Allah"- but you obviousuly can't deal with reality.

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Submitted by zzazzeefrazzee (United States), Feb 29, 2008 at 19:22

Oliver, your sectarian bias clouds your brain. You are no linguist, nor are you a historian. You only have a sanctimonious attitude about he "correctness" of your religion, and contempt for others.

"Well ... if they reject the diety of 'the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit' then they are decided not Christians."

Actually, the Church bureaucracy decided this. Check council of Nicea. By the way, these sects still exist.

"200 years of dhimmitude can have an 'effect' on one's 'attitudes' toward the 'use' of the NAME of a false god in the translation of the Holy Scriptures - but perhaps Bishr Ibn Al-Sirri was a heretical non-Christian Christian - is that an oxymoron?"

200 years of "Dhimmitude" as you say was actually far more free for the Eastern churches than the Crusader hegemony.

Second, YOU deem Bishr Ibn Al-Sirri a "heretic" due to your sanctimonious beliefs, nothing more. The fact remains, people like Bushr existed- and they were VIOLENTLY persecuted by the Western and Orthodox churches LONG before Islam came around.

"Was that the manuscript the 'Christian' monks were using for 'fire-wood'?"

Needless to say, had that been the case, it would not still be around. St. Katherine's is an amazing place, and their library is one of the world's greatest treasures. Of course, a human being with an open mind is able to appreciate that fact.

"SO - what else can we expect from heretical non-christian christians - sure sounds like an oxymoron."

Then by that statement, you must think that Arab Chirstians are an oxymoron? A vast majority of Copts, Maronites, and Chaldeans are in no way averse to use the name "Allah" when speaking Arabic, and they do not distinguish the name as only a specifically Islamic one.

Note: your comments fail to address many other points I made, about the existence of Christians and Jews in Arabia, and the mention of Allah in pre-Islamic poetry. You can conveniently ignore historical evidence, but your views only become so obtuse, as to be ridiculous as a result. That's usually what happens with sanctimonious zealots of any stripe.

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