Thursday, November 1, 2007

No, we're not fooled, but the lie continues

One of the many Islamic apologetic sites has a listing of the Top Ten Misconceptions about Islam.

Now that the truth is available to anyone willing to just check, this dirvel is laughable. The people who write this are evidently repeating what they are told by other ignorant muslims without the slightest interest in truth. Indeed, the concept of absolute truth seems to be foreign to some muslim minds.

Here is one of the "top 10" ... and clearly the issue of God is the fundamental question.

MISCONCEPTION #3: Muslims worship a different God.

Allah is simply the Arabic word for God. Allah for Muslims is the greatest and most inclusive of the Names of God, it is an Arabic word of rich meaning, denoting the one and only God and ascribing no partners to Him. It is exactly the same word which the Jews, in Hebrew, use for God (eloh), the word which Jesus Christ used in Aramaic when he prayed to God. God has an identical name in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; Allah is the same God worshiped by Muslims, Christians and Jews.

Muslims believe that Allah's sovereignty is to be acknowledged in worship and in the pledge to obey His teaching and commandments, conveyed through His messengers and prophets who were sent at various times and in many places throughout history. However, it should be noted that God in Islam is One and Only. He, the Exalted, does not get tired, does not have a son (i.e. Jesus) or have ###ociates, nor does He have human-like attributions as found in other faiths.

Yes, allah is the Arab word for 'the god'.

It is NOT "exactly the same word which Jews" use for God.
This shows the muslim lack of understanding of language. Just because words may be homonyms, does not mean they are synonyms. Further, Elohim is a title...not God's name, which happens to be YHWH. A name used thousands of times in the Old Testament. The self-described, personal name of God.

So the only evidence this person can claim for the identity of allah and YHWH is that a title for a god used in Hebrew kinda sounds like allah? That is just too silly to even take seriously.

The crux of the matter is what kind of being is God? What are His attributes? What are His directions to His creation?

For the full story, look at answering-islam I personally don't have a problem if someone wants to worship a feather-duster or a caterpillar, just don't give me a line of bs about how this is the same entity as mine.

Do you ever wonder why Muslims make such a big deal about worshiping the same God as Jews and Christians? If they think we 'people of the book' are so corrupted and misguided, how can they believe we are worshiping correctly? hmm?

This is where you are inspired to find out for yourself. Good luck!

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