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No, Thank you ... better to appear to be sanctimonious than to possibly be blasphemous

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in response to reader comment: Would you deign to reconsider your sanctimonious attitudes towards Arabic speaking Christians?

Submitted by Oliver (United States), Mar 11, 2008 at 00:44

Jesus, Iesus, Yeshua, Yashua, Yesu, Yasu, Jesu – the use of any of these names (and a few others) in the context of ‘calling on the Name of God the Son' are perfectly acceptable because none of them, as far as I know, have been ‘associated with other gods'.

You say that ‘God the Father' is referred to as Allah – that's very nice – may I please ask why? Is there no word for ‘Father' in Arabic? Please, I'm trying to understand the ‘need' to use the name Allah in reference to the Christian God. Is it ‘just because I want to'?

How does the Arabic bible translate this verse?

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

We already know that John 1:1 reads:

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with Allah and the Word was Allah.

So, John 1:14 must read:

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from Allah, full of grace and truth.

I hate it – I truly dislike it – my heart cringes at the very sight of it – I simply want to be ‘on record' in opposition to the practice – but, OK – if it ‘makes your day' – ugh, I just can't condone it. Sorry.

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