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Submitted by Victor Stone (United Kingdom), Jun 28, 2005 at 16:38

Pat Robertson's reference to Muslims worshipping a moon goddess is an old canard. Sure there are pagan vestiges in Islam as there are in Christianity, but noone really believes that Christians worship the sun because of Celtic crosses or the god Mithras-whose birthday, 25 December was appropriated by the early church.

Where the great 'monotheistic' religions really differ is in their conceptions of God not His Name.

Here Christianity with its doctrine of the Incarnation and the Trinity is radically different and stretches monotheism to its limits.
Both Christianity and Islam are heresies of Judaism and have often gone to great lengths to stress their independence from their parent religion. Of the two, Christianity has moved furthest from its point of origin.
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