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I don't understand why Christians ever use the word Allah, anywhere, for Yahweh/God the Father

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Mar 6, 2009 at 11:16

Clearly there is some linguistic legacy issue that is beyond my ken, but the word "Allah" clearly now has ONE denotative meaning -- the god of the Moslems. Even if it once was used as a noun meaning the Supreme Being, now it means the proper name of the Moslem god.

It is something like insisting on using "gay" according to the 1930 definition -- GET OVER IT, WE LOST THAT ONE.

I assume that Jews from Arab countries that might use Arabic vernacular wouldn't use "Allah" for Y--H (or whatever the circumlocution is--no offense).

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