Christianity and Islam

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In a world of mystery and unanswered questions, religion steps up to the plate to give people hope and explanation for our unanswered questions. Religion has been around for centuries, there is not an exact number of how many religions exist, but it is closely estimated to be over 4,200. Christianity and Islam are the two largest religions in the world and though they have many similarities, they also have vast differences. Unfortunately it is hard to say or believe if they will ever reconcile because of their differences. Inherited from Judaism, Islam and Christianity are beliefs that believe that God created the world and cares about the behavior and beliefs of human beings. There is no coincidence that the two largest …show more content…
These conflicts are mostly generated because of some differences within their religion. Though both are Monotheistic, Christians believe in the Trinity, where as Muslims believe God is indivisible. Christians believe that as a member of the Trinity, Jesus is the Son of God. Muslims believe that Jesus was conceived by an act of God and though not the Son of God, he is like Muhammad, a highly respected Prophet. Their difference can also be found within the origin of how life began, ultimately changing the end result of both religions. Christians believe Adam is guilty of disobeying God and that we all bear this Original Sin when we are born. We can be saved from this, and other sins, through accepting Jesus Christ's atonement. Christians believe that Jesus was crucified on a cross to atone for man's sins. Muslims on the other hand, believe Adam was faultless (some refer to him as a Prophet). They believe Jesus did not die on the cross and consequently there is no atonement. Muslims believe that each person is born sin-less and must take responsibility for maintaining this state throughout life. Even how the government is run, differences are found. Secular law and morality are separate in Christian countries and they have secular governments. Islam considers law and morality are synonymous; the law is based on their moral code and politics are governed by the religion. Their even have differences in what they eat. Christians have a more relaxed view about what
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