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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Of course it's not. Nonetheless, AFAICT the Allah described in the Koran is not the God I worship.
    Fair enough.

    I'm not sure. Do they call God "Allah"? AFAIK it is done by some Christians in Muslim-majority countries, but I have no idea how widespread the practice is. There is another word for "God," isn't there? IIRC the "first pillar" starts out "There is no God but. . . "
    Apparently so. Not sure how trustworthy it is, but check this wiki page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...erms_in_Arabic

    Allāh (الله)
    literally "God"; is also used as a religious term by Arab Muslims and Arab Jews.
    Roman Catholics in Malta call God Alla in the Maltese language. The name Allah is also used by Christians in predominantly Islamic countries and countries where both faiths exist side by side regularly such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Iraq

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    There is only one God, 'though we all may understand him differently, which is not to say equally well, but no one understands him perfectly.
    βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον
    ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

    אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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    ilāh is the generic Arabic for god or diety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    ilāh is the generic Arabic for god or diety.
    Interesting. I think I read once that the name "Allah" was used by Christian Arabs before Islam existed. Not sure if I'm remembering that correctly though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robrecht View Post
    There is only one God, 'though we all may understand him differently, which is not to say equally well, but no one understands him perfectly.
    So you wouldn't have a problem eating at a Muslim owned restaurant on a Sunday, would ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    I'm not sure. Do they call God "Allah"? AFAIK it is done by some Christians in Muslim-majority countries, but I have no idea how widespread the practice is. There is another word for "God," isn't there? IIRC the "first pillar" starts out "There is no God but. . . "
    Rather widespread in some places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrift View Post
    Interesting. I think I read once that the name "Allah" was used by Christian Arabs before Islam existed. Not sure if I'm remembering that correctly though.
    From what I just read, Allah means "The God" and LLah or Ilah means "god"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    From what I just read, Allah means "The God" and LLah or Ilah means "god"
    That makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Halal meat has been ritually sacrificed to Allah. No thanks.
    The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.

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    I am a bit surprised that no one offered up I Corinthians 8.

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