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Allah and Yahweh are 2 Distinct Entities Not to Be Confused...

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Submitted by L'Oranje (United States), Jul 11, 2005 at 22:51

'Al-lah' is the Arabian moon-god and bore three daughters including Astarte and al-ilat. This name is rarely mentioned in the Judeo-Christian Bible and never as a synonym for 'Yahweh' (the proper name of the Judeo-Christian deity)....Al-lah is not mentioned interchangeably with that of Yahweh or any relation thereof. 'Yahweh' not only is the name of the Judeo-Christian deity, it is the entity that the Jews encountered in the Old Testament. So fhe lack of interchangeability of names with entities (al-lah and Yahweh) alone is enough to convince me the two are separate (as day is from night).

Then there is the question of the mesages presented by these two supposedly identical beings. FIrst of all, al-lah never showed itself to man...Muhammed CLAIMED to be approached by Yahweh's angel, Gabriel and received his messages given in the Qur'an, So, we have no idea of knowing whqt Muhammed saw and what or who it was messenging for...But Yahweh preferred in the Old Testament to interact DIRECTLY with humanity rarely employing go-betweens when teaching humanity through Moses et al. The fact that Al-lah has shunned direct confrontation with man suggests to me that al-lah can not be Yahweh. If Yahweh wanted man to learn from HIm, He usually came straight to man and taught man Himself. And this was over and over, not merely a single, all-inclusive package.

Al-lah gave Muhammed a message in the QUr'an that strongly contradicts Yahweh's teachings. "And when the forbidden months have passed, slay the infidels everywhere they are found...." so commands al-lah's Koran. "Slay the infidels everywhere"!!!!!????What??
Yahweh issued to Moses the 10 Commandments in STONE one of them stating "Thou shalt not commit murder." The same being did not tell humanity to abide by one principle and then abrogate it and do the opposite. It has to be one or the other--if such a being is worth following. Al-lah has also instructed his followers to lie to the unbeliever in order to subdue and Islamicize him. Yet Yahweh demands that man be truthful at all times. Yahweh is not therefore treacherous. But al-lah plainly employs treachery as a technique to sbvert unbelievers. The gap here is too great to bridge.

Al-lah and Yahweh therefore are not and cannot be the same being.

The mistake being made is that if a single niche exists and only one entity can fill it all percetions of that entity must be of the same entity. Such a view fails to take into account that perceptions of an entity filling the niche can be based on incorrect assumptions. The perception is not the source of the reality. It's the other way around. Just because someone is claiming to be worshiping the maker of the universe and has assigned creator status to a being does not mean they are correct in doing so. Muslim or Christian. Empirically speaking, the Judeo-Christians have a far more compelling case then Islam has whatever it's claims.

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