Often whenever someone counters the claim that Islam and Christianity pray to the same God, this is struck down as being untrue and downright impossible. Why exactly must a person be wrong if they believe that the God of Christianity is different from that of Islam (or vice versa).
I’ve seen here on the boards people being attacked for that view, often with comments about how they must be ignorant fundamentalists who know nothing of the histories of the two religions. However, plenty of Christians (and I’ll bet plenty of Muslims two) have, through their own examination of the two religions and their personal sense of faith, reached the conclusion that the God of Islam is not the Christian God. I’m not a rabid fundamentalist, rather a member of the Church of England, a fairly liberal denomination, but from my own study and faith I could not in good conscience say that the Christian God is the same as the Muslim God.
I assume that perspectives on who exactly the Muslim God is vary, with fundamentalists perhaps believing it is a demon, like Saint Paul said of the Greek deities. I, on the other hand, believe that Muslims are praying to something which doesn’t exist, although the Triune God of Christianity does have pity for them.
Though the Board is often the paragon of religious tolerance, there is a great deal of intolerance when it comes to believing that Islam and Christianity do not share the same god. Why is this?