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Similarity between Christians and Muslims

Reader comment on item: Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran

Submitted by John Bastile (Malaysia), Apr 25, 2006 at 12:43

The muslims claimed that they worship the same God as the Jews and Christians. The cradle of monotheism. Irony of monotheism, the concept of one God but three versions.

Anyway, let's decide based on the fruits that the religions bear. For example, let's consider on prayer that most Christians, especially the Catholic, abide to:

"Our father in heaven, holy be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sinned against us. Do not bring us to the test but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Now, let's hear a prayer of a real muslim:

Tabari VIII:153/Ishaq:532

“I ask the Merciful One for a pardon and for a sword that cuts wide and deep, creating a wound that shoots out foaming blood. I ask for a deadly thrust by a thirsty lance held by a zealous warrior that pierces right through the guts and liver, slitting the bowels. People shall say when they pass my grave, ‘Allah guided him, fine raider that he was, O warrior, he did well.’”

As you can see the similarity that can be found between Christians and Muslims. They pray to the same God. Thus, it is difficult to understand why the three related monotheist religions are at each others' neck.

Shall I say, may we have our prayers' answered?


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