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  1. Monotheistic Dances part 4.2

    In the last part, we looked at Mormonism in comparison to the three Monotheistic religions. It was a polytheistic religion that skated on pagan ice. It took the Bible and twisted it into the mold of Mormon revelation. It claims to be Christian, but a new kind. However, I have never been able to figure out what kind. It seeks to restore what even the Koran repudiates, and does so in terms that echo the old Moslem charge of 'say not three'. In so doing, it just opens a Pandora box of speculation that ...
  2. Monotheistic Dances part 4

    In considering the three Monotheistic faiths, we saw that there were differences in how the term 'Monotheism' was defined. Christian Monotheism is unique in its use of the term 'trinity' to fully describe their view of Monotheism.Judaism and Islam have always denied this, claiming the concept is promoting three gods. Mohammad saw the concept 'three' as polytheism and opened the Christians to the charge of shirk, or associating something with Allah that should never be done.
    In more recent ...
  3. Monotheistic Dances part 3

    When we consider the three great Monotheistic religions, some want to see all the things that make them equal. But, to a 'true believer' they are all different in the places that count. Christianity and Islam, of late, have been tried to be glued together under 'Chrislam' all in the name of peace and religious syncretism. Indeed, Mohammad, in seventh century Arabia, tried to do a little 'rewriting' of his own.
    According to the Koran, Allah sent messengers and prophets to the Jews, of ...
  4. Update on that last one

    When attempting to do research on Roman Catholicism, I keep ending up doing research on Calvinism and Arminianism.

    I see a question coming up, over and over again: Does Lutheranism fit into either Calvinism or Arminianism?
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  5. David, Jesus, Mohammmad......1

    David, Jesus, Mohammad....a Comparison
    It has been conventional, when comparing Christianity with Islam, to compare Jesus and Mohammad. This is apt, since they are both the 'founders' of a 'new' religion, or so it is said. However, this misses one aspect of the two, Mohammad was also a warrior and a founder of a unified nation. Jesus founded a kingdom not of this world, and made an eternal kingdom. This is an echo of a promise that God made to David around a millenia before Jesus was born. ...