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Agree or disagree, "Muslims, Buddhists, Christians, Jews and all other people pray to the same god even though tey use different names for their god? Why?

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35yoamom

Asked by 35yoamom at 11:54 AM on Apr. 27, 2012 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Muslims, Christians, and Jews do all pray to the same god - all 3 faiths branch off from the Old Testament, they are literally referring to the same deity, although they use different names for it. They are referring to the same being discussed in Genesis. All other gods are individual entities, not the same thing. The Abrahamic god worshiped by those 3 religions is not the same as Odin or Quetzalcoatl or any of the others.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:03 PM on Apr. 27, 2012

  • Buddhism is non-theistic.

    BrawnwynII

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 12:04 PM on Apr. 27, 2012

  • I agree that they are all the same. Can't really give you a "why"...just how I've always believed.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 12:05 PM on Apr. 27, 2012

  • I believe that there is One Divine Source and that we all relate to and understand It differently, whether theistic-ally or not.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 12:07 PM on Apr. 27, 2012

  • Jews, Christians and Muslims pray to the same God.
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 12:12 PM on Apr. 27, 2012

  • Although they pray one God, but they use different ways, like that `The Muslims` believe that the God is one and having no counterpart, He is creator of this universe, and the name of `Allah` is the most favourite to Him and He Himself selected this name for Him. All the Prophets are the representative of the Lord of Lord `Allah` in the form of teacher, they educate the human being according to the syllabus sent by Allah. In all holly books it was told about next coming prophets, and as well as in Torah, Zaboor, and Bible The Allah told the Prophets about the Last Prophet `Muhammad` peace be upon Him and all indications given for the guidance of their nations, and the all Prophets advised to their followers for the acceptance and embracing of the religion `Islam`. In this way the education of human being completed through the `Muhammad` peace be upon him.
    kity-bity

    Answer by kity-bity at 12:57 PM on Apr. 27, 2012

  • Taking out the Buddhism part, agree.
    All Bible based religion believe in the same G-d

    Sharon
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 1:02 PM on Apr. 27, 2012

  • Nope, and depending on how you interpret it, not even Christians, Muslims, and Jews do. Oh the broad tenents of each of their religions derive from the same source and the "god" in question is the same. The basis of said "god" may be the same, but since each individual attributes their own interpretation to the idea of said god, the god they "worship" is a reflection of themselves. So it really depends on what terms or context you are speaking when you say they worship the "same" god, as God is merely an idea of man and each man has his own interpretation of what that god entails. Look at the differences between say Bandgeek and adnilm......each claims to worship the Christian God, yet their interpretations of him are vastly different and a reflection of the person themself. Bandgeek's "god" is thus compassionate, patient, and full of forgiveness and understanding as she is, while adnilm's paints a VERY different picture.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:29 PM on Apr. 27, 2012

  • I think Jews and Christians do but not Muslims. Even though the word Allah means god, there was a pagan god by that name worshipped in pre-Islamic days. I believe they took that god and tried to mesh that pagan religion with the already established religions of Judaism and Christianity.

    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 2:58 PM on Apr. 27, 2012

  • Ya, it makes sense to me (except Buddhists). I mean they all 3 believe in the OT right? (or at least most of it?) anyway, it does appear to be obvious that the different religions branched off of one.
    JackieGirl007

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 3:50 PM on Apr. 27, 2012

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