Hey arc, you just slung an unfair comment at someone (guess it was directed to TF?)
No one should cast stones at me, I do a common thing
As for Allah, I don't see how the Jewish god, the Christian god, or the Muslim god can be any different, they all say the EXACT SAME THING.
In the case of Judaism and Christianity, half their books are the SAME BOOKS.
In the case of the 3, all of them say the same thing except this important difference.
First a similarity, all use allegory, and history to forward their message, the difference is thus.
Their histories are different, muslim history is through out the koran, jewish is through out the hebrew bible, and roman history is through out the
bible. History//culture I should say, it's a mix.
And this is why these three books, all preaching the EXACT SAME THING, appeal to different peoples, because people associate with their heritage, and
these three books are bound to that heritage.
The Koran is bound to the heritage of the Islamic peoples, arabic peoples rather.
The Bible is bound to the Roman peoples (Europe).
And the Hebrew Bible is bound to the Jewish peoples.
This is why none of them get along.
It's like telling a French man to start speaking German only. They'd rather die first (though I guess when the germans are the ones telling them to
do it they snap to it post haste?
) *cheap shot* heh...anyways.
It's like trying to get Japanese or brittish to never EVER again have "tea time". It's just not going to happen. That's a part of heritage,
culture, tradition, because these three books were written about the exact same thing, only with different cultures and tradtions, is why we will
never have peace between them. We may stop the killing, but there will always be debate and argument.
Hence why Masonry says simply "No permitance to speak of religion in lodge"
[Edited on 15-3-2003 by Hammerite]