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Divine attributes are not merely "names and titles"

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Submitted by zzazzeefrazzee (United States), Apr 20, 2008 at 14:00

"Is it absurd or dishonest to suggest that NAMES and TITLES are 'different' and cannot be used to make 'connections' between two entirely different entities. Many countries have Presidents as Heards of State - If I were to say the President traveled to England for a meeting, without a NAME you would not know who I was referring to. Just because 'men' have ascribed the same TITLES to entities they consider to be god(s) does not make those entities one and the same god."

It is even more absurd and dishonest to state that divine ATTRIBUTES are merely "names and titles".
These attributes reflect the perceived nature of the divine. For example, to be "Merciful", (Rachman, Rahman) it not merely a name or a title, it is a divine attribute.

Once again, Christians and Muslims do not have the same exact view of the nature of God, much as Jews and Christians do not share the same views on this matter. It is merely humans who interprets, defines, and holds that the divine nature different.


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