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Answer to William

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God?
in response to reader comment: Allah & God Are Different

Submitted by Sue (United Kingdom), Sep 30, 2005 at 05:27

Hi,

Well, surprisingly you chose references about God or Allah in Islam, that don't mean anything to the Muslim People nor to Islam.
Muslims take their faith and their idea about God or Allah, from the Quran ONLY. However, all what u described about this 'cruel' God is not mentioned in the Quran at all.
So it's really amazing that i have to believe God is cruel from ur references, and not believe that God is Loving from my reference which is the Quran.

How could someone judge a religion without reading its book himself. Many people can manipulate things about the Quran, one has just to read it to know how it's wrong.

In the Quran it's written very clearly a zillion times how God is loving and merciful.
There is even a quote that means ' you people who have made the worst things, don't give up on God's mercy'. So how come u are telling me that God in Islam will only punish.

God in Islam as i said before is a balance between the love and the capability of punishing because he's FAIR. You cannot expect one that has good deeds and one that has bad deeds and is destroying the earth to thave the same end, cause it's not fair.
There are people killing, and people loving, there are people stealing and people giving, how can they both be treated the same when they die? Besides, The Coptic church also believe that God will punish the christians who do not follow the right path.

Another important thing is that nothing in the Quran mentions that Muslims should kill other believers!!! Give me one quote of the Quran that says that. Quran only urges Muslims not to be weak. If they're attacked by any others they have to defend themselves and their lives. They cannot turn the other cheek cause they shouldn't be weak. However they are not allowed to attack anyone themselves.

If someone attacks anyone's home and kills his wife, would the husband turn the other cheek by telling him kill me, too, or take my son as well? or is it more logically that he defends himself and his family? If he gets killed still, then he's killed with pride!
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