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Better "human" than not.

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Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Feb 4, 2014 at 05:29

"I really don't have to prove anything to a mere human..."

No, you don't. But neither do I.

"...who is truth and false hood strangely mixed..."

No doubt you do see it that way. And, perhaps I was a bit harsh in the way I communicated to you that I see you in the exact same light. But when a finite mortal man "chooses" to give the Infinite a name, well, I should think any thoughtful person would have to admit that's pretty presumptuous. How do you know He approves? And, if He doesn't, how do you think that will affect your relationship? It seems a very careless way to proceed.

"...and can be very thoughtless..."

Not so much "thoughtless" as "insensitive," perhaps? You know, like calling G-d a name He just might not like. Well, if I've offended you, I do apologize. That wasn't my intention.

"...which could their thinking to take out of context a very simple statement."

Sometimes simple statements can be very revealing.

"I never told you or anyone to choose that name of this Universal Force."

No? Well, If you aren't like them, then that's definitely a point in your favor. But the painful reality is that most Muslims would insist on it if they could, and to the degree that many would not hesitate to take the life of anyone who refused. I have no respect for that, whatever.

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