United States Congressman John Shimkus (R-Il.) puts all of our minds at ease about global warming. Both because of what it says in some ancient texts AND because of his absolute certainty about it. We should all breathe a sigh of relief knowing THIS guy is making life and death decisions for us. This is from the US House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment – March 25th 2009 *IN CASE MY POINT WAS NOT CLEAR IN THE VIDEO* I have no interest in arguing whether global warming is happening. The reason I find this so appalling is because this elected official is using his personal scripture to dismiss a public issue. It seems that no matter how sure we were about global warming, this clown would still ignore it because of what it says in his scripture. Also, no one bothers to present any evidence for the veracity of their holy books. Which is fine, if it is a personal belief. It is their right to believe what they want to believe, and it is even their right to look down on non-believers – think less of them as a result of their disbelief – even though that doesn’t seem very fair. But when we start seeing people use scripture to ignore major global issues, I am afraid I am going to have to ask for some evidence to back up that funky old collection of desert scribblings. Check out my original music channel: www.youtube.com
The book you refer to is entitled The Islamic Invasion: Confronting the World’s Fastest Growing Religion. The author, Dr.Robert Morey, sees Islam as an invasion into North America and a threat to his religious heritage. Unfortunately, Dr.Morey has resorted to dishonest tactics in combatting Islam. To prove his contention that Allaah is not the God of Christians and Jews, he quoted from several books in such a dishonest fashion that the quotations say the opposite of what we find in those books.
Dr.Morey quoted from the Encyclopedia Britannica to support his case. But in fact the Encyclopedia says:
“Allaah is the standard Arabic word for “God” and is used by Arab Christians as well as by Muslims” (Britannica, 1990 Edition, vol.1, p.276).
Dr.Morey also quoted from H.A.R.Gibb to support his case. But Gibb actually says the opposite. In his book Mohammedanism, Gibb says on page 26 that both Muhammad and his opponents believed in “the existence of a supreme God Allaah.” Gibb further explained this on pages 37-38. Dr.Morey should have checked his references more carefully before his book went into print.
Dr.Morey said that Alfred Guillaume agrees with him, and he refers to page 7 of Alfred Guillaume’s book entitled Islam. But here is what Alfred Guillaume actually says on page 7 of his book:
“In Arabia Allaah was known from Christian and Jewish sources as the one God, and there can be no doubt whatever that he was known to the pagan Arabs of Mecca as the supreme being.” How could Dr.Morey Misquote like this?
Dr.Morey quoted from page 28 of a book by another non-Muslim writer Caesar Farah. But when we refer to that book we find that Dr.Morey gave only a partial quotation which leaves out the main discussion. The book actually says that the God who was called II by the Babylonians and El by the Israelites was called ilah, al-ilah, and eventually Allaah in Arabia. Farah, says further on page 31 that before Islam the pagans had already believed that Allaah is the supreme deity. Of course they had 360 idols, but, contrary to Dr.Morey’s assertion, Allaah was never one of the 360 idols. As Caesar Farah points out on page 56, the prophet Muhammad, on whom be peace, personally destroyed those idols.
Dr.Morey also quoted from William Montgomery Watt. But Watt says on page 26 of his book that the Arabic word Allaah is similar to the Greek term ho theos which we know is the way God is referred to in the New Testament.
Dr.Morey quoted from Kenneth Cragg’s book entitled The Call of the Minaret. However, on page 36 of Kenneth Cragg’s book we find the following: “Since both Christian and Muslim faiths believe in One supreme sovereign Creator-God, they are obviously referring when they speak of Him, under whatever terms, to the same Being.”
Further on the same page, Cragg explains that the One whom the Muslims call Allaah is the same One whom the Christians call ‘the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ although the two faiths understand Him differently.
Dr.Morey should know that as a scholar he has the academic obligation to quote honestly. He should also know that as a follower of Jesus, on whom be peace, he has an obligation to speak the truth.
Explain why spreading the “truth of Christ” requires you to spread lies about other religions, such as the idea that Wiccans (so-called “white witches”) worship the Christian devil. (Incidentally, they don’t, and this rumor has been persistently spread by Christians since the second century CE). Why is it not wrong for Christians to spread rumours that Muslims worship some moon god?
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.For the same truth you spread lies about other religions.How can i trust you that Jesus ever said that because you are telling me who dint even have the courge to accept his lies..lol
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