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Submitted by zzazzeefrazzee (United States), Mar 13, 2008 at 12:35

Oliver, do check again,

YOU initially made the statement that "...al-Ilah was used to distinguish from Allah" in YOUR post, not mine.

Therefore, accusing me of "back-pedaling" is a form of straw man fallacy.

By the way, Khuda is used specifically with reference to Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism. There is a similar debate raging among some puritanical Muslims about whether the term is too pagan for their tastes, and hence should be dispensed with. So instead of saying "Khuda Hafez" (God keep you safe- or "Goodbye"), they want to say "Allah Hafez" instead.

So, read up a little BEFORE you rush to judgment, will you?
Better yet, pick up a language manual and learn a little Arabic and Persian for yourself. Not that you're going to be any more convincing, as sanctimonious absolutism rarely is.

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