by Your Evil Auntie
Please bear with me here.
I’m slowly absorbing my morning caffeine and I realized that Christians have created a sense of “otherness” between Christianity and Muslims in a very insidious way. It’s pretty obvious, too.
My apologies to my Muslim friends for not picking up on this earlier.
Christians say that Muslims say “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is His Prophet.” (PBUH)*
However, the word “Allah” *means* “God”, so what they are actually saying is “There is no God but God and Mohammed is His Prophet“. (PBUH)
Arabic Christians use the word “Allah” to refer to the Christian God for that reason, as “Allah” is an Arabic word.
No reason they would refer to that Entity with an English word, right?
(This all came about because of a stupid meme going around Facebook about some fool saying they tried to subjugate “Allah” during an experience astral projecting in an attempt to “kill” that Entity.)
*PBUH is the acronym for “Peace Be Upon Him”, which is the respectful phrase used when referring to the Prophet.