Ray Rider wrote:Symmetry wrote:Ray Rider wrote:BoganGod wrote:When it is a muslim, is an Islamic terror attack. When it is a mentally ill non muslim, merely a deranged killer, and a tragedy that could have been avoided with decent funding to mental health services. So when a mentally ill muslim attacks, is the fault of the religion, not the mental illness? Doesn't make sense.
If a large group of those mentally ill people claimed to be carrying out their atrocities for the same reason, were often accessing the same websites to plan & gain inspiration for their attacks, and even often said the same statement as they were carrying out their attack, it would probably be reasonable to group them together and blame the extremist sect of the ideology that convinced them to do those acts.
Jesus Freaks like Isis? Are they part of your ideology too?
Not worth responding to.Symmetry wrote:Jesus, of course, being the messiah in Islam too.
Muslims believe Jesus was just a man and another prophet among others. Christians maintain that Jesus is God and overcame death to rise bodily from the grave which is the central tenet of Christianity.Symmetry wrote:I just wonder how far you're willing to accept or reject parts of your own faith. Is Islam an Abrahamic sect?
Sure, Islam is a monotheistic religion which traces its roots back to Abraham.
Islam, at least sunni islam would contend that Islam and Judasim are the only monotheistic religions. The innovative idea of the trinity which was introduced into christianity makes christians pantheists. Islamic doctrine recognises Essa(Jesus) as one of the most powerful prophets alongside Moses, Abraham, and Mohammad peace be upon them. Essa didn't die on the cross, God transposed Essa's face onto Judas as a punishment for betrayal. Essa was raised into heaven, and will return at the end of time. Another interesting little Essa fact, he was able to speak and reason from birth, and verbally protected his mother's honour when she was slandered as a loose/fallen woman.
In Islam the dead cannot intercede for the living, so the Catholic habit of asking mother mary for favour or to ask her son to hook a brother up is viewed as grave worship and idolitory. Idols and statues are strictly frowned upon.