Call God Allah...NO!, NO!, NO!

Has anybody ever heard of self-preservation? What is with people who want to conform or dismantle their belief system just to make other people happy. That's a crock of crap!

I usually don't blog/write about religion but, I found this snippet on Livejournal. "A proposal by a Roman Catholic bishop in the Netherlands recommends that people of all faiths refer to God as Allah"

Researching the article I found it on fox news dot com: [August 2007] reports: that Tiny Muskens [what a name!] an outgoing bishop who is retiring in a few weeks from the southern diocese of Breda, said God doesn't care what his called.

"Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will name God Allah?"

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington, D.C. based Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group, backs the idea as a way to help interfaith understanding.

My thoughts on the subject -- how about NO!, NO!, NO! I don't care how beautiful the phonetics sound to the ear N.O.!

I've not written or hinted on this blog, my thoughts on Islam but, there's always a first time, looks like this is it.

Religion and politics are both volatile subjects. Everyone has their own ideas of what should be the correct ideology to follow and everyone believes that their way is the right way.

I don't like Islam. No, I don't think that all Muslims are terrorists, the majority are peace loving people. I don't like one major tenant of their faith, that Jesus Christ was a mere man, a prophet like their Muhammad. That alone, doesn't set well with me, as a matter of fact, that doesn't set with me at ALL!

Now, some bishop [one who's walking out the door, mind you] wants to play nice-nice and suggest that all faiths call God Allah. This rankles me to the bone. No, that word/name won't come out of my mouth. Why, doesn't political correctness EVER work the other way?

Mr. Hooper, since you back this idea -- supposedly, to help bridge the gap of interfaith misunderstandings -- why don't you suggest that all MUSLIMS start calling Allah God.

Let's go further than that -- why don't you call for all Muslims to stop saying that Christians worship more than one God? Especially, here in western nations [the United States] where the country's majority religion is Christian.

No, we aren't going to start calling God Allah!

If you're a Muslim and live and reap the benefits of the free western world and want interfaith understanding and tolerance... well, when in Rome do what the Romans do...

You've come to our house we didn't come to yours. When you come into my actual house and sit on my furniture or walk across my carpet, my rules are supreme not yours.

Those of us in the west who are NOT Muslim and do not subscribe to Islamic ideology, DO NOT call or refer to God as Allah.

**Just give up everything you believe in and stand for, go ahead, make others happy. I absolutely HATE political correctness, I really do!**

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Anonymous said...

Allah is the name of the moon god Arabs worshiped long before Islam came along. To refer to God as "Allah," as if they are synonyms, is inaccurate and exhibits a gross ignorance of the sordid history of Islam.

Jillian said...

Wow! I have nothing to add other than I agree.

I'm all for understanding other religions, but I'm not going to change the way I practice mine.

Deborah said...

Thanks for stopping by Jillian.

I usually stray away from the topic of religion but, this time I couldn't pass it up.

Jillian said...

LOL.. of course I stopped by. I always do, even if I don't always comment!!! :-D

GO! Smell the flowers said...


A big flower smelling hi (5) from Dubai where a topic on God has been posted and you'd fit in rather well as you have the guts to type it as it is....

We'll keep an eye on those typos and you're welcome to smell the flowers anytime - just watch out for the thorns!


Jason - GorillaSushi said...

Allah is the Arab word for God. Christians and Jews in Arab speaking countries refer to God as "Allah" just as they use the Arab word for "chair" when referencing a chair.

I agree for differing reasons - to suggest that the whole word use the word "Allah" when referencing their God makes as much sense as the whole world using the Arab word for "chair" when talking about chairs.

Deborah said...


Welcome to my world!

Yes, I know and agree with you. Ok, close your mouth! I know you're shocked!

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