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  1. Taqiyya

    Can a Muslim explain to me taqiyya from a Muslim's point of view (ie. street language)? I understand it from the book point of view and I often hear it described to justify attitudes of those assumed to be Muslims (ie. Barack Obama, Mosab Yousef as "closet Muslims"). This is just a small bit of research I'm doing on it. One thing I read is that taqiyya is more Shi'a. Others have tried to apply it all Muslims. I'm just trying to understand the concept from a Muslim.
  2. Shame On These Churches !

    I agree. Shame on those churches. That's not Christianity.
  3. Question To Christians

    gnuneo, If you're trying to say that Christianity pulled its teachings from other religions, that would be where you're wrong. Christianity is the natural extension to Old Testament Judaism. Jesus is the fulfillment of the law as listed in the Old Testament. All that Jesus taught and said could be found in the Old Testament. All the rituals and sacrifices pointed to Jesus. When Jesus said to Love God and love your neighbor, he was summarizing the 10 commandments. When He said that He was the only way, he was referencing the fact that in the Old Testament, the only way for purification of sins was through the spotless lamb offered on the day of atonement. Jesus was that final spotless lamb offered as the only way to God the Father.
  4. Was Jesus Crucified?

    No contradiction there. It was at the third hour when Jesus was crucified. In the John passage, where does it say at what hour Jesus was crucified? It doesn't. At the sixth hour, Pilate announces here is your king, but that is not when Jesus was crucified. You're twisting scripture into a supposed contradiction when there is no contradiction.
  5. Christians Condemn Christians

    That's the difference between Islamic theology and Christian theology. I believe that humans are born with sin. Adam and Eve were created without sin, but they did sin. Jesus is the only one born without sin. All people born since Adam and Eve, with the exception of Jesus, have been born in sin. There is no one pure. We cannot abstain from sin without the help of God. Of course, this is off-topic probably now, but I did create another post about Sin this same folder.
  6. Was Jesus Crucified?

    Actually, there's nothing about rocks in any verses I've come across. Regardless, it's off-topic anyway. We're talking about whether Jesus was crucified or not. If someone wants to start a topic on how Judas died, then be my guest.
  7. Was Jesus Crucified?

    From (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_home.earthlink(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/~ronrhodes/qjudasdie.html"]this site[/url]: Did Judas die by hanging or by falling onto some rocks? Matthew 27:5 tells us that Judas died by hanging himself. Acts 1:18 tells us that Judas fell onto some rocks and his body burst open. Is there a contradiction here? No. Both accounts are true. Apparently Judas first hanged himself. Then, at some point, the rope either broke or loosened so that his body slipped from it and fell to the rocks below and burst open. (Some have suggested that Judas didn't do a very good job of tying the noose.) Neither account alone is complete. Taken together, we have a full picture of what happened to Judas. (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yet######/diff/Matt27_3.htm"]Another site[/url]: How did Judas die, by hanging or falling down? Matthew 27:3-8 and Acts 1:16-19 1. By hanging (Matthew 27:3-8) - "Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? See to that yourself!" 5And he threw the pieces of silver into the sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself. 6And the chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the temple treasury, since it is the price of blood." 7And they counseled together and with the money bought the Potter’s Field as a burial place for strangers. 8For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day." 2. By falling (Acts 1:16-19) - "Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17"For he was counted among us, and received his portion in this ministry." 18(Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19And it became known to all who were living in Jerusalem; so that in their own language that field was called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)" There is no contradiction here at all because both are true. A contradiction occurs when one statement excludes the possibility of another. In fact, what happened here is that Judas went and hung himself and then his body later fell down and split open. In other words, the rope or branch of the tree probably broke due to the weight and his body fell down and his bowels spilled out. Also, notice that Matt. 27:3-8 tells us specifically how Judas died, by hanging. Acts 1:16-19 merely tells us that he fell headlong and his bowels gushed out. Acts does not tell us that this is the means of his death where Matthew does.
  8. Was Jesus Crucified?

    Semantics, again, huh?
  9. Doing this would probably also allow the U.S. to declare war on Iran easier. More mistakes from my government. I'm pretty sure that we'll see war with Iran before the end of Bush's presidency. Sad... :sl: :sl:
  10. Egypt Grand Mufti: No Earthly Punishment For Apostasy

    I, for one, am happy to see someone in Islam speaking out on this issue. Why should someone die for switching religions or even leaving their religion. Christians do not kill people who leave Christianity. We seek to bring them back in, but do not kill them. Although, one of the articles posted seem to indicate that Christians do kill sometimes, I would not call those people Christians. Anyway, this is great news from the world of Islam.
  11. Dutch Mp Calls For Ban On Quran

    No prob. WND is a "Christian" site, but one of their main aims is to support israel at all costs. I do not like WND and would never use them as a main news source. They are the only news source who is saying that Arafat died of AIDS. They like to slander people, in the name of journalism, but it's very bad journalism. Jihadwatch is another bad site. I know that sounds weird coming from a Christian, but some people call me a liberal for it. I'm definitely not a liberal, I just believe in God's lover for people from all nations. I don't know about Bibles being taken to Saudi Arabia. I do believe Egypt has a law of only one Bible per tourist coming in.
  12. Dutch Mp Calls For Ban On Quran

    Must be an election year in The Netherlands. :sl: As for someone posting the wnd article, how much of what wnd says is even half-decent journalism. They give Christians a bad name with their zionist propaganda.
  13. LDNCatholic stated it clearly. No, Jesus did not bring contrary information. He corrected the Jewish misinterpretations of scripture.
  14. Actually, Jews believe in all prophets up to Jesus. Some believe Jesus was just a great teacher, but not their Messiah since He did not bring what they expected. They expected a conquering king, but got the suffering servant instead. Jesus was/is both, but His kingdom is not of this world, which the Jews do not recognize. Muhammad brought information contrary to the teachings of the Bible, which is why Christians do not follow Muhammad.
  15. Hypothetical Situation, Bombing Mecca.

    I, for one, would not support an attack on Mecca or Medina. I find that this type of ideology is ridiculous. Jesus said not to repay evil for evil, referencing the "eye for eye" mentality of the pharisees of His day. Tancredo was an idiot for even suggesting that. If he thought this would stop terrorism, then he is wrong. I think it would increase hate for Americans (as if we're not hated enough already) and increase terrorism. We went into Afghanistan because bin Laden had attacked us and he was being harbored by the Taliban. We should never have started the Iraq War, which was completely based on lies and has only increased terrorism, not decreased it. As brutal as Hussein was, he was not a supporter of Al Quaida and didn't have what we wanted to believe he had. In fact, we did bin Laden a favor by taking out Hussein. What should we do now? We should talk. Dialogue. I think the next front will probably be Iran, which would also be incredibly stupid. We still have not found bin Laden.