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There is only one reality ... at least for finite beings

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued
in response to reader comment: You create your own reality!

Submitted by Oliver (United States), Mar 4, 2008 at 23:24

I was driving home today and while stuck in traffic I happened to spy a bumper-sticker that read:

NO JESUS - NO PEACE

KNOW JESUS - KNOW PEACE

Would you regard that as RELIGIOUS ABSOLUTISM?

As for an 'ulterior' motive - you obviously have not read enough of my posts - ask me a question that stays on subject and I will give you a straight answer - it may be opinionated - but it will come straight from my 'heart' - I will not, however, chase rabbits.

The topic of this thread is: Is Allah God? This looks like a simple enough question - but because we are forced to deal with multiple languages - which I admit NOT to be an 'expert' in - but many others attempt to make that affirmation to their own folly - there is a great dael of 'beating about the burning bush' that goes on. Case in point; Gen 1:1 In the beginning 'GOD' created the heavens and the earth. Here the Hebrew word for 'GOD' is elohim. The 'underlying' meaning of elohim is 'mighty, powerful' and it is used in the Tanakh to refer to the 'Almighty' (Gen 1:1), to other gods (Exo 23:13), to Abraham being a mighty Prince (Gen 23:6) and to Rachel of her mighty struggles with Leah (Gen 30:8). Elohim is a word that has certainly been 'used' to refer to the 'Almighty' but it is not the name of the 'Almighty'. In the Tanakh the 'Almighty' told Moses what His 'Memorial Name to All Generations' was - and that name is YHVH. These letters do not carry the meaning of mighty or powerful, but allude to the 'ever existance' of the being to which they refer. I have stated that YHVH is the name of the god of Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Moses ... 'Judaism'. I have stated the Allah is the name of the god of Islam. I do not, any longer, use the term Trinity - but I have stated that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is the name of the god of 'Christianity'. I have concluded that Allah is, indeed, the god of Islam, but Allah is not the god of Judaism nor is it the god of Christianity. What ulterior motive could possibly be contained in these statements?

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