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Comment 28 by Red Dog

That's overly simplistic. The Muslims do believe in Jesus and Mary. They are mentioned several times in the Koran and Jesus is seen as one of the most important prophets of Islam. They just don't believe in the holy trinity idea which wasn't in the new testament and was an add on of the Catholic church. And the Christians do believe in the old testament God. They believe that Jesus is the mesiah that was prophesised in the old testament. In fact the "old testament" is more or less just the original Jewish bible or Torah.

I'm aware of what these Abrahamic gods have in common. What I was getting at is that each god has a different plan for the universe, gives different orders, makes different promises, etc. Although they are all "gods" of Abraham, they have morphed into separate gods. While some people define it as three religions believing in different ways of worship, I think THAT's simplistic. I think each of these gods of Abraham has become a distinct entity, at odds with the other two. Not the same guy. Factor in the schisms within each of these faiths and we're dealing with an awful lot of "gods" of Abraham.

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