Argumentative Essay On Judaism Vs Islam

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Judaism vs. Islam
In this essay I will review my understanding of the major beliefs and practices of two of the great Abrahamic religions, Judaism and Islam. I will attempt to take the position of proponents of each religion, and delineate areas of agreement and disagreement. What makes this comparison so compelling, and relevant, is the great human suffering that has resulted, and continues to result, from those who cloak their aggression and hatred under the veil of each religion. Judaism is quite liberal on the issue of the exact nature of God. Thus, it allows for a wide range of interpretations of God. Jewish theology encourages followers to personally grapple with issues of the nature of God. So for example, some Jews perceive God to
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Certainly, a fundamental area of disagreement is whether Muhammad was a true prophet of God. However, it 's truly heartbreaking that monotheism has regressed to a debate over "whose God is the real God." So much human suffering could be averted if the emphasis could be rightly shifted to "we 're all humans on a path to the one God. Both Judaism and Islam believe that God created humankind with free will for the purpose of obedience and service to Him. In the book of Genesis from the Old Testament, the biblical story of the fall of Adam is detailed. The Quran includes a version of the biblical story of the fall of Adam (Surah 7). However in the Qur 'anic version of the story, Adam and Eve beg God 's forgiveness and he punished them with a mortal life on earth but added, "from it (earth) you will be taken out at last." (7.25). Muslims believe that we are all born in a natural state of submission to God because He forgave the sins of Adam and Eve. Muslims believe that genuine repentance from sin will return a person to this original sinless

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