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Some critical differences between Adonai, God the Father and Allah.

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Submitted by Doron Zielinski (Australia), Nov 5, 2006 at 22:44

Initially it is important to state that we can claim nothing about similarities and differences between the three above as most of the evidence is theoretical in nature and highly speculative. For an interesting analysis of the conundrum of comparing them read Ibn Warraq "Why I am not a Muslim Anymore". He gives one of the most brilliant analyses of every pagan aspect of Islam including the Hajj. It is no secret that religions 'poach ideas' from one another.

Just as the Noah story travelled from Ur of the Chaldees to The Torah, Balder becomes the popular depiction of Christ, pagan gods become saints, sites holy to Sabean Arabs become venerated under Islam and on and on. Appropriation was an essential strategy for converting people: lets all be honest, all religions have done it. No one religion's hands are clean on this issue, even the pagan Romans attached Jove and Minerva to local Celtic Gods in Britain. Its no secret and no religion should feel any shame about it.

Don't think for one minute however that all three Gods above are the same. Their anthropomorhisms are different, their values are different and the ways of reaching them are different. Each of the monotheistic religions claim to possess a unique relationship with God that is strongly tied to their own concept of them representing the only truth. This by its very essence is the difference between Adonai, God the Father and Allah.

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