Religion

God versus Allah II

Etymology is a noble and necessary noun. It refers to “the science or investigation of the derivation and original signification of words” (Chambers English Dictionary). The title of this essay, as with that of Mark Durie (Quadrant, July-August 2011), cries out for a forensic examination, because so very much of the present state and future of Western civilisation depends upon the conclusions that may be drawn from the comparison of two obviously contesting concepts. The two appellations are neither epistemologically nor heuristically synonymous. Therefore, each must be treated as a separate etymon, to demonstrate that any proposed synonymy between them…

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