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Judeo-Christian is an oxymoron

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Submitted by Raul Marks, Aug 15, 2018 at 20:38

I understand the practical utility of the term "Judeo-Christian", but this is technically something that makes little sense. Its like saying "Islamo-Buddhist" or "Marxist-Capitalist".

Christianity is both theologically and ideologically the odd man out amongst the 3 Abrahamic religions as follows:

Judaism and Islam both worship One God, Christians idolize Jesus.
Judaism and Islam both believe in theocratic states with halakha/sharia, Jesus spoke of secularism
Judaism and Islam both forbid pork, Christianity does not
Judaism and Islam allow divorce, Christianity does not
Judaism and Islam proscribe a justice and legal system, Christianity does not
Judaism and Islam acknowledge rules of warfare, Christianity is pacifist
Judaism and Islam segregate the genders, Christianity does not

There are almost surely many more similarities, but I think that list should suffice.


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