Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MobBoss, Jul 14, 2009.
I'm having a ridiculously easy time seeing this happen.
They have their hands on a golden bull and are praying. Now, perhaps they were lucky enough to have avoided Tony Alamo as their good, Christian Sunday School teacher, but this obviously shows they were misguided somewhere along the way. Also, they seem to be doing the whole showing-off-how-I-pray thing that Jesus warned about. Jesus pushed the moneychangers out of the temple and now these loons are trying to wed the two again.
No, they didnt 'mess up'. Hell, they wrote the stuff for goodness sake.
That doesnt mean what you think it means. Nice try tho.
Well, 'Allah' is indeed a tad more specific than simply 'God' is it not?
No. That's exactly what you're not understanding.
Laughable. How many religions use 'Allah' as their diety?
How many have Gods or 'a' God? Scores.
Nothing you can say will alter that simple fact.
So you better put yourself on notice now, so we won't hear your bellyaching about government waste.
Why can't it be Deity then? Why does it have to be 'God'?
Name 3, then. Capital 'G', and they have to be worshiping different gods, not the one worshiped by the Jews.
Nah, you're being willfully and deliberately disingenuous. "God" is specifically the monotheistic god of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. "Allah" is the Arabic word for "God", and English speaking Muslims use the word "God" and "Allah" interchangeably.
You, of course, knew all that, so you're being willfully and deliberately disingenuous. In other words, you're playing stupid.
This, by itself, is more than enough proof that the god on the engraving is the Christian god:
You can only play stupid so many times before other people take you for being genuinely stupid.
You need to address Buddhists, Satanists, Muslims, Rastafarians, Cthulhans(?), Pastafarians, and so on and so forth. Hell, let's show the world we have a sense of humor. Make it "In the Flying Spaghetti Monster we Trust."
Jesus Christ, make it "In Deities (or not) We Trust."
Phlegmak is right. It looks like all monotheistic religions use 'Allah' as their diety.
Still is to some degree (burial tax is mandatory). On the plus side the Church of Sweden has been largely secular since at least the 70's promoting heritage rather than religion .
"In God we trust" on public buildings would be offensive to me, because I am exluded from that "we".
I'm annoyed I missed this thread.
Well, feel free to participate. There wasn't that much to talk about in the first place, but it got turned into a veritable bonfire of posts. A plethora, if you will.
Hey, Mobby and ama, could I walk near a church and shout "F*ck God," and then explain that I meant Satan, because he is "God" for Satanists? Would they understand?
Edit: Thank you, cardgame.
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