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micah

Sun Apr-02-00 09:47 AM

  
"Is Com Christian or Muslim or what?"


          

Just wondering, cause he says a lot of stuff in his music (and his album covers) that reflect both religions. Maybe he believes in one solely, but doesn't discount the wisdom of the other. Maybe he believes in both. So what's the deal?


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"when science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they're not it."
- unknown

"words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."
- nathaniel hawthorne

"whatever happens it was written, meaning God meant it..."
- nasir jones

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
RE: i read somewhere...
soterion
Apr 02nd 2000
1
Muslim?
doozy
Apr 02nd 2000
2
RE: Muslim?
Apr 04th 2000
10
Is he wrong AbdulJaleel? n/m
Apr 05th 2000
13
      RE: Is he wrong AbdulJaleel?
Apr 05th 2000
15
Question.
micah
Apr 05th 2000
16
RE: Is Com Christian or Muslim or what?
Apr 02nd 2000
3
Com is neither...
Apr 02nd 2000
4
to quote com
Apr 02nd 2000
5
RE: to quote com
Apr 05th 2000
14
bump
micah
Apr 03rd 2000
6
e-mail him...
Apr 03rd 2000
7
Micah?
Apr 03rd 2000
8
RE: Micah?
micah
Apr 06th 2000
17
      RE: Micah?
Apr 06th 2000
18
           RE: Micah?
Apr 04th 2000
9
"I answer how I got God, but don't got religion"
illegit
Apr 05th 2000
11
Then again...
illegit
Apr 05th 2000
12

soterion

Sun Apr-02-00 11:35 AM

  
1. "RE: i read somewhere..."
In response to Reply # 0


          

that he was getting into the yoruba(sorry if thats mispelled) faith/spirituality. i dont remember where i read it or if thats true.

much love
soterion

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doozy

Sun Apr-02-00 03:10 PM

  
2. "Muslim?"
In response to Reply # 0


          

My guess is he's Muslim, especially from his thank yous on LWFC (see the last page of the insert). That doesn't mean he discounts the wisdom of Christianity, especially since Muslims believe in Jesus and his wisdom.

But it'd be cool if Com or anyone else in the know would give the definite word.

  

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10. "RE: Muslim?"
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asumption? or are you muslim?

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13. "Is he wrong AbdulJaleel? n/m"
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15. "RE: Is he wrong AbdulJaleel?"
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for assuming, yes.

"When you close your eyes, and screw your face" Mos Def

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micah

Wed Apr-05-00 08:35 PM

  
16. "Question."
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>Muslims believe in Jesus and
>his wisdom.

I've heard this said before. So tell me something. How is it that Muslims believe in Jesus and his wisdom? Jesus's whole ministry - everything he spoke on - was based on one premise. That he was the son of God. So, if Muslims don't believe he was the son of God, then how can they believe anything he said? That's why I don't understand people who see Jesus as a wise man or a great prophet. He was either who he claimed to be or he was crazy. There's simply no in between. So explain how Muslims disregard his claims of divinity (which, again, was the basis of his whole ministry) while believing in everything else he said.

Sorry y'all, I know this discussion doesn't belong in the OkayArtist board (and I also said I wasn't tryin to turn this into a philosophical debate), but I've been wondering this for a while.

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"when science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they're not it."
- unknown

"words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."
- nathaniel hawthorne

"whatever happens it was written, meaning God meant it..."
- nasir jones

  

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naijagirl
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Sun Apr-02-00 03:13 PM

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3. "RE: Is Com Christian or Muslim or what?"
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as complex as mr. sense is about his belief system and his life, do you think you are going to get a straight answer to this question?

  

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dafriquan
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4. "Com is neither..."
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at least that's the impression I get. A lot of people are spiritual without being religious. I'm guessing he subscribes to beliefs from both but is committed to neither. A long time ago he said something to this effect on the board when someone accused him of being demonic. Still ain't nothing like the horse's mowf...it doesn't really matter to me though
ONE LOVE

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5. "to quote com"
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i forgot what song this is from, but its on LWFC but he says something like "lecture about how i got god, but i dont got religion" so i guess its neither.


"Cash rules everything around you, MOVE!"-Mos Def

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14. "RE: to quote com"
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he also says "through me Muhammed will forever speak" which leads me to believe he follows the Islamic religion.


"Smokin weed til my motherfuckin eyes bleed" Xzibit~Year 2000

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micah

Mon Apr-03-00 07:09 AM

  
6. "bump"
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I want this answered.

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"when science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they're not it."
- unknown

"words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."
- nathaniel hawthorne

"whatever happens it was written, meaning God meant it..."
- nasir jones

  

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7. "e-mail him..."
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if it's that big a deal - common@okayplayer.com should solve your answers...

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8. "Micah?"
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Why do you "need" to know?

Would it change your thoughts about his music?

GET CRUNK!

I AM BLACK MUSIC

Albums of the week:

House of Music - TonyToniTone
Like Water 4 Chocolate - Common
All n All - Earth Wind & Fire
Let's Get Free - Dead Prez

"Somebody let me hold a #2 pencil cuz they testing!" - Dre/Kast

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micah

Thu Apr-06-00 07:45 AM

  
17. "RE: Micah?"
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>Would it change your thoughts about
>his music?

Maybe. It might. Actually, knowing what system of belief he professes would clear up a lot of things that he's said in his music and on his covers. Particularly, I'm looking for some clarification of his verse on G.O.D. Some of his philosophy seems a little, well... let's just say it could use some clarification and leave it at that. I'm trying to avoid a huge philosophical debate, but I still want my original question answered.

Maybe if I knew where he was coming from, I could appreciate what he's saying more. Maybe I'd appreciate it less. But yeah, probably it would change my views on his lyrics - at least a little bit - one way or the other.

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"when science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they're not it."
- unknown

"words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."
- nathaniel hawthorne

"whatever happens it was written, meaning God meant it..."
- nasir jones

  

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18. "RE: Micah?"
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Okay. Well I guess these needs to be pushed to the top then.

GET CRUNK!

I AM BLACK MUSIC

Albums of the week:

House of Music - TonyToniTone
Like Water 4 Chocolate - Common
All n All - Earth Wind & Fire
Let's Get Free - Dead Prez

"Somebody let me hold a #2 pencil cuz they testing!" - Dre/Kast

"cant stand a Lee Press-0n nigga like him" - Okayplayer Quez

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http://instagram.com/firefire100
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9. "RE: Micah?"
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i think he's in yoruba, or something like that.

  

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illegit

Wed Apr-05-00 08:43 AM

  
11. ""I answer how I got God, but don't got religion""
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illegit

Wed Apr-05-00 08:44 AM

  
12. "Then again..."
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When he says 'i got God'.. who knows what he's talkin about. Maybe he's talkin about one of his friends. (gods).

  

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