I Chose Christianity And Islam Essay

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“A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life,” is an important quote, to me, made by a man with controversial theories, Charles Darwin. Today there is so much debate over whose belief is correct, which holy book is valid, and hatred between cultural and religious groups; and instead of valuing the diversity of our world, we are wasting the time of our valuable life on conflict. I chose Christianity and Islam, because they are two of the largest religious groups of world, and they are allowing political tensions along with divergent cultural worldviews feed into a relationship of distrust with one another. There are extremist in both religious clusters, but, as whole, a question could be asked if they are really all that different from one another. Is one better than the other? Is it different beliefs, or similar beliefs with a different vocabulary?
Formation
Islamic religions and Christianity have been around for thousands of years. Christianity was formed around 33 CE, and Islamic religion around 610 CE; but one should could give or take a decade on both due to debates on record accuracy. Muhammad, of Mecca, had visions of God speaking to him through Gabriel, an angel, commanding him to be the Arab prophet of the “true religion.” This and a lifetime of religious revelations formed the Qur’an, which is known as a core to Islamic religion. Christianity was formed from Judaism, and the followers of Jesus of Nazareth. It was believed Jesus…

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