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in response to reader comment: Yes, good advice - beware of wolves in sheeps' clothing!!

Submitted by Anonymous (Sweden), Mar 26, 2006 at 11:57

It is a known fact that all Abrahamic religions have similarities. But they also have differences, otherwise there wouldn't be three different religions. I have not done any research on the similarities between Judaism and Islam. But if you see the concept of divinity then you'll understand that Judaism and Islam have many common beliefs. For example, both Jews and Islam believe in One God only. They both believe that divisons can not exist in God. They also believe that God cannot have any offspring, parents, nephew, father-in-law etc.

I think some religion based rituals are also similar between these two faiths (like fasting). I think both the faiths have similar kind of commendments. The practice of circumcision is same in both religion. Islam and Judaism has similar kind of 'dietary laws'. For example, pork and alcohol are forbidden in both religions, both the religions teach that all blood must be drained from meat and poultry before cooking, animals and poultry must be slaughtered in accordance with Jewish/ Islamic law etc.Eating certain types of animals, birds and fish are prohibited in both religions. Specifically, the only mammals that may be eaten are those that have cloven hooves and chew their cud, (such as cows, sheep and goats). The only type of fish that may be eaten are those that have fins and scales. Therefore, lobster, shrimp, oysters and crab, are prohibited in Judaism and Makrooh in Islam. Birds of prey and birds that are scavengers may not be eaten. Eating typical fowl, such as chicken, ducks and turkeys, are permissible in both Judaism and Islam.

The above are only a few examples of the similarities between the two religions.

However, my point was not that. Sarah and I are two different individuals and so we can have different opinions on a subject. But you and Sword are the same person- how can you say two completely opposite things in just three week's time about the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament?

I am really very surprised to see the inconsistency in your thoughts, beliefs and comments....

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