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Friday, 28 February 2014

Religions Are Not the Same, Not even Monotheistic Religions

The often heard view that all religions are the same or, at least, the monotheistic or so-called Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) are very similar is an extremely fallacious view, with potentially deleterious consequences due to the confusion it generates.

This is another myth of our age. The belief in God is too generic to form a common basis. The Christian God is not the Muslim God, and I'm referring to the concepts of God.

To say that all religions are the same (they all involve a belief in God) is equivalent to saying that all physical theories are the same (they all deal with time and space).

A concept takes its meaning from the theory of which it is part.

So, for example, Newtonian time and space are different from Einsteinian time and space. When a new physical theory (relativity) is developed, it redefines the concepts of the old theory (classical mechanics) in a way which may completely transform and revolutionize them.

So is the same for the concept of God in different religious doctrines.

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  1. Michael Copeland1 March 2014 at 20:51

    Hear the Koran and the Manual of Islamic Law:
    "If anyone desires a religion other than Islam never will it be accepted of Him"
    (Koran 3:85).

    "It is unbelief (kufr) to hold that the remnant cultsnow bearing the names of formerly valid religions, such as 'Christianity' or 'Judaism', are acceptable."
    (Manual of Islamic Law, w4.1(2))

    Hear also Yasir Qadhi, faculty member, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee.
    "Like all unbelievers and polytheists, Christians are filthy.
    They are najusa (feces, urine) — a filthy impure dirty substance.”
    http://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/

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    1. Isn't it amazing? and yet the Lord became one of US! To redeem us from the curse of sin and from all the self-righteous futility that is the driving force behind those who sit at water spouts and wash themselves endlessly before banging their heads on the floor, pleading for mercy from one who has no authority whatsoever to redeem humankind. What a wonderful God we serve in the Judeo-Christian west. I look forward to the day when every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

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  2. There is a book about that in French

    Tous les Dieux ne sont pas égaux, Jean-Claude Barreau

    "All Gods are not the same"

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