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Thread #154894   Message #3651276
Posted By: MGM·Lion
15-Aug-14 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: Caliphate
Subject: RE: BS: Caliphate
"Don't forget the "God in which you trust" is the same God that Muslims prays to!"


No. Or, anyhow, not necessarily. This is, in the true sense, begging the question. Whether Allah & Yahweh/Jehovah are to be regarded as cognate/identical, or separate entities at odds with one another, is the question to be established. Remember that to his worshippers, Yahweh is to be revered but loved; while to his, Allah is to be worshipped but feared. Same benign old guy with the long white beard? Shouldn't think so...

So assuming the answer is beginning at the wrong end -- "begging the question", that is, in philosophical terms. This has been a matter of some controversy for quite a long time now -- like 1500+ years.