Sep 25, 2006

Allah--The Same God as of the Christians and Jews?

Is the God of the Muslims the same God as the God of the Christians and Jews? Many people and secular newspapers believe so because all three religions proclaim the God of Abraham.

I've come to a different conclusion. Here are some of the reasons that Allah cannot be the One True God of the Christians and the Jews:

1. Allah is a violent god and requires his religion to be spread by the sword.

2. Allah is capricious, vindictive, devious, and contradictory.

3. Allah's symbols are the moon and star, representing the Carthaginian goddess Tanit or the Greek goddess Diana.

4. Allah promotes polygamy and allows divorce.

5. Allah encourages wives to be beaten, allows daughters to be subject to incest, and recommends children to be ritually abused ('thighing').

6. Allah encourages hatred for the enemies of Islam.

7. Allah requires the killing of people who reject Islam.

8. Allah does not promote love, compassion, or mercy.

9. Allah has a bordello in heaven with 72 virgins for an Islamic martyr.

10. Allah instituted pedophilia starting with Mohammed's activities with Ayesha, his child sex-slave.

11. Allah encourages non-believers to be murdered, raped, and enslaved.

12. Allah promotes the extortion of money ('jizya') from Jews and Christians.

13. Allah does not require truthfulness, but promotes the breaking of agreements (Hudna) with nonbelievers as "the end justifies the means."

14. Allah requires the destruction or conversion of Christian churches to mosques (example: St. Sophia in Istanbul).

15. Allah's religion is a joyless series of endless wars.

16. Allah is the god of the seven deadly sins: superbia (hubris/pride), avaritia (avarice/greed), luxuria (extravagance/lust), invidia (envy), gula (gluttony), ira (wrath), and acedia (sloth).

Does Allah remind you of someone else--perhaps the Adversary?


David L Alexander said...

Your attributions to God (Allah) are more suited to the perceptions of the worshippers than to the One Who is worshipped. Christians, Jews, and Muslims -- all worship the God of Abraham. Only Christians do so properly inasmuch as they recognize His Son.

To say otherwise is to contend that one or all worship a god other than that of Abraham. None have ever claimed to do otherwise.

Alison said...

To me Christianity is about laying down my life not the life of others. I hope that I would die for my faith but not make others die for it.

Dust I Am said...

David believes all three religions worship the God of Abraham, because to say otherwise is to contend that one or all worship a god other than that of Abraham.

Yes, re-read the sentence again, and see whether this is what David says.