Similarities between three faiths are great

2016-08-02 06:00

AN interesting thought occurred to me today about the world’s religions and I thought I should share it.

Judaism, Christianity and Islam, known as the Abrahamic faiths as they all have Abraham in their origins, ironically all have creationism over natural evolution to explain life on Earth.

Strangely, they all seem to have evolved from the first major monotheistic faith, Judaism, to adapt to the societies in which they gained dominance.

Today’s modern Islamic extremists like Isis are behaving in a way that was last seen during the inquisitions of Christianity but in these violent times no deities emerged to direct or bless those involved.

There are big differences in all three faiths but the underlying similarities are even greater. For example, in Judaism and Islam, pork is forbidden, but as genetic traits can often skip a generation, it is allowed in Christianity.

I would like to initiate a reader’s debate on this subject. I am no cultural evolutionary expert but could the fact that there are three clearly linked monotheistic faiths not in effect prove that no single creator actually exists?

ROBERT NICOLAI

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