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To Plato: Better late than never > I guess :P

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Submitted by muslim (United Arab Emirates), Jan 13, 2007 at 16:07

I apologize for replying so late,

In the beginning I want to say that I didn't jump for Allah's defense, it's just that I believe in a certain level of respect that is due to him .. after all Allah is the creator of everything in this universe. I believe that every individual has to be treated with some level of respect, and here we are talking about Allah or God .. I hope that I made my self clear.

You say:

"Millions of people have done it from time immemorial and millions of people are doing it now". The fact that many people has done it before doesn't necessarily make it correct, if what you're saying is valid then it would be OKAY for us to kill others !!!!

"Perhaps God or Allah is willing to wait for the end of my period on earth to roast me in hell". Yes I do believe that in the end Allah awaits to pass his judgment on us for what we did during our time on earth, but get this I'm not saying that I'm going to heaven while you're going to hell, because this is for Allah to decide.

My last point is regarding the many tafsirs for the quran .. I agree with you there are many tafsirs, but this is expected as the Arabic language is very rich in vocabulary. In addition; many words have different meanings depending on the context. So for the aya of Allah being a deceiver.. I advise you to read it from the beginning and please try to understand the reason behind Allah using this word.

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