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since you are talking about superficial parallel. Christianity and Islam both use prayer beads, while in Judaism, this is seen as paganism.

There you have it. Islam and Christianity are much more closely nit. <snark over>

This is such an incredibly complex subject and to reduce it to these simple Check boxes, does not reflect well on the historically grown and theologically developed differences.

Apart from that I would disagree with the starting statement as well. Judeo Christian tradition is by some, used as the opposition to Islam, but only by those that gain politically from it.

People that are serious about the subject don't use this simplification.

by PeWi on Sat Mar 31st, 2007 at 05:50:15 PM EST
Maybe people who are serious about the subject don't use this simplification, but unfortunately, it is the common wisdom, in the English speaking world at least. The reason it is so harmful is that it makes people forget that Christ said that the ethics of the Old Testament is wrong. Thus, this simplification supports Christian fundamentalism.

I elaborate upon this in my reply to Sassafras below, where I also note that I was being intentionally polemical. Obviously you don't deal with these issues with check boxes. (But maybe if you're blogging, you do...)

A bomb, H bomb, Minuteman / The names get more attractive / The decisions are made by NATO / The press call it British opinion -- The Three Johns

by Alexander on Sat Mar 31st, 2007 at 10:28:32 PM EST
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