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Reader comment on item: Is Allah God?
in response to reader comment: What is love in Christianity? Let's read what Jesus says

Submitted by Nancy... (United States), Jun 15, 2006 at 21:55

First of all, if you know Arabic or Hebrew a liitle bit, you'll be able to understand some things. Hebrew and Arabic are languages that belong to the same group - semitic languages that's why you'll find a lot of words that they have in common. One of these words is "God". In Hebrew it sounds as "Eloah", "El'" or "Elohim". In Arabic "God" sounds as "Allah" and still means "God". That's why asking "Is Allah God?" is the same thing as asking "Is tomato tomato?" Probably, the better question in this case would be - "Is God or Allah in Islam the same God as in Christianity?"

About love in Cristianity... Of course, love to people is uncondtional in Christianity; if it wasn't like that Jesus would never die for people who were treating Him like jerks. Making conclusions about love in Christianity getting based only on 3-4 verses from the Bible is not right and disrespectful toward religion and people who confess it. It is the same thing as you'll judge a person just by couple words that he told you or a couple of deeds that he made in this or that situation. Jesus was always using a specific situation to give an obvious example of His teaching, it shows wisdom of the teacher.

Remember when Jesus drove away all the traders and sellers from the temple of God, He was very angry at that moment. Thus, looking at that, you are going to say that Christianity is a religion of anger or something? Never judge anything before you look very very deep into the subject and understand it. When you look into it, you'll never judge anything because no matter what we are talking about judging is a wrong and disrespectful thing to do.


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