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Generic Name "God" Does Not Imply Sameness or Equality

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Submitted by Mike Ramirez (United States), Jun 28, 2005 at 08:38

In all languages, the word "God" is basically generic and only signifies the name for a deity. In Arabic, "Allah" means "the God." The only common equation that Islam has to the Judeo-Christian Deity is the claim that there is Only One God. This constitutes Monotheism. However, a theological research and comparison of what Allah commands and expects of Muslims is completely different when compared to the theological description and commandments as taught in Judaism and Christianity.

For example, Dr. Pipes concludes his article on one very important fact that reflects the given orders that Allah requires of Muslims where he states, in part: "...Muslims must first recognize the validity of alternate approaches to the one God. That means leaving behind the supremacism, extremism, and violence of the current Islamist phase."

If Allah is the same God as the Judeo-Christian God, then all of the forced conversions, suicide-bombings, and orders by "Allah" and the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, to "strike terror into the hearts of unbelievers" are justified. Those are commandments given in the Qur'an, Islam's Holy Book, and the sayings of Muhammad, known as Ahadith.

The real question that Dr. Pipes should have asked is not whether "Allah" is the same God as the Judeo-Christian faiths, but: "Is The Qur'an The Inspired Word of God?", as Muhammad claimed it to be.

In conclusion, It is from theological teachings and interpretations of "Holy Books" that followers of any religion MUST abide by if they are to be considered "faithful" to their God. Allah commands Muslims not to take Jews and Christians as friends. Would this then be the same God of the Judeo-Christian faiths?

Thank you


Side note: There is conclusive theological evidence that clearly shows that "Allah" cannot be the same Deity whom is revered in the Judeo-Christian faiths when the Qur'an is compared to the Old Testament and New Testament.

Learn more about the "Questionable Teachings of Islam" - a short easy-to-read research about the mindset that causes terrorists to sincerely believe they are doing "God's will" and how they plan to fight non-Muslims until the end of the world.

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Best Regards,

Mike Ramirez
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