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Monday, February 03, 2014

Malaysian churches defiantly continued to use the word "Allah" to refer to the Christian God in Sunday services despite the Muslim-majority country's leader saying they must obey rules against it. Malay-speaking Christians prayed and sang hymns using the Arabic word, a practice they have observed for hundreds of years but now the focus of an increasingly tense religious row in the Southeast Asian nation. "They all contain the word 'Allah'," a pastor at a church near the capital Kuala Lumpur said of the songs sung by his congregation. "(The Malay-language Bible) contains the word 'Allah'. When we preach we have to read the text. It's a really difficult situation," he said.

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They all contain the word 'Allah'

Try "Ogo-Pogo".

#1 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-02-03 02:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

Our Ogo-Pogo who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name....

#2 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-02-03 02:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

damn malaysia's leaders are dumb.

#3 | Posted by klifferd at 2014-02-03 03:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

either that or trolling on a whole nother level .

#4 | Posted by klifferd at 2014-02-03 03:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Malaysia has avoided overt religious conflict for decades and is generally seen as a moderate Muslim country.

But non-Muslims allege growing intolerance by influential Islamic conservatives."

The Malaysia Chapter of the Tea Party Talibaptists.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-03 03:43 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

damn malaysia's leaders are dumb.

I don't see anything wrong with what they are doing.

#6 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-02-03 03:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

god is god.

and pot is pot, especially when you have smoked it and are quite high...

#7 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-03 03:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I don't see anything wrong with what they are doing."

its wrong cause allah means god, not muslim god.

in fact the meccan pagans called their pagan god allah.

#8 | Posted by klifferd at 2014-02-03 03:58 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

in fact the meccan pagans called their pagan god allah.

That's true... but here is the thing...

"Allah" is neither masculine nor feminine. Gawd does not have a gender. It is not human. It is pure energy with sentience.

The Christian "god" is some very human looking Grand Poobah with a long white beard.

I think they should use their own names for their own peculiar fantasies.

#9 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-02-03 04:06 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I don't see anything wrong with what they are doing.

#6 | Posted by Rigel

The law is that you must open your egg on the little end. As a little ender I see nothing wrong with this.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-02-03 04:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

Also, I think all Asian nations should "encourage" Christians to move to America or some such place where they will be "loved".

Asia was always meant to be a Christianity-Free Zone.

#11 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-02-03 04:08 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

"Asia was always meant to be a Christianity-Free Zone."

Kim-Jung-Un not only agrees with you and wants to know what you're doing on his land.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-03 04:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Also, I think all Asian nations should "encourage" Christians to move to America or some such place where they will be "loved"." Might have better luck in Russia, I keep hearing from FOX there is a war on Christians in America and Europe and with any luck the ones that hate those not like them will loose. Just sayin´ I think that is what Jesus would want.

#13 | Posted by THomewood at 2014-02-03 04:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

Wood your sarcasm is going to be lost on this one.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-03 04:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't see anything wrong with what they are doing.
#6 | Posted by Rigel
The law is that you must open your egg on the little end. As a little ender I see nothing wrong with this.
#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-02-03 04:07 PM

Your ineffectual manner of egg-opening allows for much ridicule, so why don't you get straw since you are so opposed to proper egg consumption?

I'm with Rigel - the nation of Islam is obviously threatened by these abuse of their deity by another group who also display adoration. They obviously do not love Allah the right way and that must be stopped at all costs!

#15 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-02-03 04:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

Are they handling it like the Monty Python scene? "All I said was it was a meal fit for Jehovah."

#16 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-02-03 05:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

They obviously do not love Allah the right way and that must be stopped at all costs!

#15 | Posted by redlightrobot

The Muslim God must be very weak to be offended by such petty things as who calls what who and whether someone makes a cartoon image of their Blessed Prophet (Peace be upon him!).

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-02-03 05:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

@ZEROPOINTNRG

*Throws rock*

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-03 05:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

That's true... but here is the thing...
"Allah" is neither masculine nor feminine. Gawd does not have a gender. It is not human. It is pure energy with sentience.

As if ascribing a name/label to it is any less superficial than ascribing gender? Sounds like a half-assed attempt at practising Daoism.

#19 | Posted by sentinel at 2014-02-03 07:16 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#18 | POSTED BY TOR AT 2014-02-03 05:12 PM | FLAG:

Thanks for picking that one up Tor. I think. lol

#20 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-02-03 10:11 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

If you must use the Government to reinforce your Religion,
your Faith must be weak.

(Stand back at least 15 feet if you use that in the presences of a Southern Baptist)

#21 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2014-02-03 10:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Thanks for picking that one up Tor. I think. lol"

"picking that one up"

LOL I see what you did there.

#22 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-04 12:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

As if ascribing a name/label to it

Allah's name isn't just Allah. There are 99 names which ordinary Muslims can use.

attempt at practising Daoism

As if any American would even begin to understand what Tao-ism is. You can't even pronouce it correctly, calling it "Daoism".

#23 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-02-04 01:15 AM | Reply | Flag:

You can't even pronouce it correctly, calling it "Daoism".

LOL. Now I know you's be trollin', Rigel.

#24 | Posted by sentinel at 2014-02-04 12:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

Man....

en.wikipedia.org

#25 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-02-04 01:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

What's to stop the Malaysian government from next banning sects of Muslims from saying Allah?

#26 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-04 01:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

What's to stop the Malaysian government from next banning sects of Muslims from saying Allah?

Sharia Law.

#27 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-02-04 01:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

#25, the link you posted proves you wrong. "Taoism" and "Daoism" are pronounced the same. The former spelling is a former romanization that was concocted by two British laowai diplomats, who were probably just having a laugh.

#28 | Posted by sentinel at 2014-02-04 02:55 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"Sharia Law"?

LOL

Like that always hold Muslims back.

#29 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-04 03:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

Muslims should stop using the word Allah, they should use the word Devil when they are speaking of their god. Their religion makes more sense that way.

#30 | Posted by Marty at 2014-02-04 03:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

Like that always hold Muslims back.

If it can stop us from eating pork, it can stop us from even greater stupidity.

#31 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-02-04 08:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

YHWH... Yahweh (or Jehovah, there is no 'J' in Hebrew/Greek) is God's revealed/personal name, reflecting the self-existing/eternal God.

The word 'God' in different languages: Greek:theos; Arabic: allah;

Hebrew: Elohim....

So Malaysian Muslims trying to ban Christians from using the descriptive/generic word 'allah' (God) is disingenuous.

On the other hand, why don't the Christians decide to use the Hebrew names for God (Yahweh) and Jesus Christ (Yahshua Ha Mashiach)?

Islamic Koran is an imitation/distortion of the Torah and the New Testament. It (Koran) plagiarizes plenty lines/ideas/stories from the Bible. Just as the serpent in the Garden of Eden distorted God's command, Muhammad distorted the teachings of the Bible and gave birth to the defective Koran.

#32 | Posted by takitez at 2014-02-05 12:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

Look who I brought back to life. LOL

Just call me the Retort's resident Jeebus.

#33 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-02-05 02:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

I hereby prohibit Jews from saying "Jehovah."
There, I did it. I am a fascist.

#34 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-05 02:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

Bottom line... nobody cares about Christians and Christianity. Not even Christians themselves.

Time to leave Asia.

Go to America. They'll just love you and your Creationist butt, out there! LOL

#35 | Posted by Rigel at 2014-02-05 07:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

Bottom line... nobody cares about Christians and Christianity. Not even Christians themselves.

Bottom line... Rigel speaks for Nobody.

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-02-05 12:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

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