• Yes God is still God even by other names

    God is different to us all. What is one person's view of him (or her) is different from every other person. So why can't some admit that God and Allah are the same, and are made of many different views, and opinions. (including name) So please don't say that Gad and Allah aren't the same when you do religious debates

  • The definition of god is not allah!

    It depends on how your defining allah but as you didnt give us a definition of god we should assume that you mean the real and known definition of god. The definition of god is the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority. And i dont think we have seen a just moral authority as no moral authority we have (be it religious gods or judicial systems) is even close to fair and you cant be just without being fair according to the very definition of just. How just is a god then that punishes children for their parents sins and allows humans to decide the fate of other humans letting them suffer or prosper at the whim of men he created too stupid to know better. Or a god that that rewards cruelty and punishes those who dont hurt others and vice versa because he doesnt even punish or reward them by what they deserve. So that being so i dont think any of your religious gods are perfect. Especially allah. But if your argument is that only allah gives a perfect morality while every other religion is morally flawed then your no different than people of any other religion. Your little group of people is not different when it comes to levels of credulousness and its ridiculous to assume that your the exact opposite of them being enlightened while no other group of people has ever been enlightened especially when your draw your conclusions from the same thing as them being the word of ancestors. Whats the argument? Your ancestors are liars and mine arent? All men have lied. Wake up idiots.

  • Why Should Names Make a Difference?

    If God, Allah, and Yahweh are different gods, then why do the Bible, Torah, and Quran all refer to them as the God of Islam. The only thing that differs between the gods are the prophets (Jesus Christ, Allah, and I have no idea who the Jewish prophet is). I have made my point.

  • Indeed. Yes. Confirmed. Synonyms to yes.

    God is a being that oversees everyone and everything. He is our creator. He is the supreme being that controls our world/universe. This applies to every religion that has a God. God is God. He/she might have slight differences, but essentially, all Gods in each religion is just that: their God.

  • Absolutely yes, God is God.

    God herself/himself says "I am me." This means no matter what we call him/her, he/she is still the same God, religions might celebrate God differently, but they still mean our God.

    I know some people take things very wrong (I'm thinking extremists, FLDS here....) but really, every religion is about peace, and celebrating The Creator. Not meant to be about bad.

  • So God has multiple personalities?

    The God of the Torah and the God of the Bible are the same person. The accounts are exactly the same. Islam, however, has a very different feel to its holy book.

    The teaching are very different from the Torah and the Bible. It describes a different path to salvation and a different description of the afterlife.

    When you add a concept like Hinduism to the mix, which has many gods and teaches reincarnation instead of afterlife, the concept of pluralism starts to fall apart.

    It’s less likely an issue of the same God reflected in different cultures, but more likely and issues of which religion carries the truth.

    Western / Christian countries let go of their faith long ago. But other religious cultures around the world haven’t. Well, Christianity allowed for the separation of religion and state.

    But other religions don't allow their people to exclude religious leaders from government and other decision making processes. This is another example of a difference in personalities of the gods in question.

    So the old adage is proven true: If you don’t stand for something, you’ll for anything.

    So now, most people of so called Christian countries are left without a religion to stand for. They feel it’s better to accommodate every religion except the one they dropped: Christianity.

    If we switch over to the other side of human spirituality and look and the occult, wicca, voodoo, and so on, we see people worshiping gods with even more different ways of doing things as well.

    Archaeological evidence shows cultures like Babylon, Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece were very deep into occult practices. I’m sorry, but I can’t reconcile the Christian God with the ancient, blood thirst god of the Aztec who required the sacrifice of hundreds of people.

    Truth is, most people in the world seem to pick up on the spiritual energy that exist on this Earth, some more than others. But, as someone who is highly spiritual, I can tell you there are spiritual elements set on deceiving human being as to the true nature of the spiritual realm.

    Religions are like stories. They're giving an account of human existence. But when ever there are vastly different stories circulating about the same thing, we know they can't all be true.

  • Not when the accounts of the religion is different.

    I don't believe in either to be honest but at the same time according to the two different scriptures, it's pretty much showed that Allah and the Christian God are not the same even though they are really similar. The Christian God basically confirms that Jesus was the son of God and the Muslim faith does not accept Jesus as the true son of God. He was just a prophet in the eyes of Allah. The name might be the same but clearly the religions and the Gods themselves are not the same.

  • Is that God a personal being or not?

    Some religions refer to God as simply a "force", like the Prime Mover or the Uncreated Creator. These ideas (popular among Freemasons and philosophers) tend to think of a Supreme Being that created or "started" the universe, but does not "meddle" in it. In other words, it is a neutral force - not particularly ethical - and uninvolved in the events in the universe it created.

    Other religions believe in a personal God - one that transcends the spirit world and gets involved in the events in this universe. These are religions of revelation, in which God revealed himself to mankind, by direct words and/or by miraculous events. Some of them use the same words as before (e.G., God, Prime Mover, Creator, Uncreated Being), but also add other descriptive titles (Father, King, Controller, Lord), attributes (even gender), or even possession by the prophet ("God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob") to this supreme being. They might also give a personal, more intimate name to that God (e.G., "Allah" or "IHVH" or "Yahweh" or "Ahura Mazda").

    Then we come to the Triune God of Christianity, which is 3 persons that are One God (i.E., Divine Being). This consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each having the divine attributes (e.G., omniscience, omnipotence, etc.), but being distinct persons. The Father created the universe, (but had the help of the other two beings to create it in wisdom and give it life); the Son took on human flesh and nature and became a human being, while still retaining divine personhood (whereas the Father and Holy Spirit did not incarnate), and the Holy Spirit is the Lord and Giver of Life and gives gifts and comfort to humans (as He was sent by the Father and the Son to do).

    So we cannot validly say that an impersonal God, a God that is a solitary person, and a God that is three persons sharing a divine life are all the same "God", simply by other names.

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