christianity and islam?
April 1, 2012 8:00pm CST
I've been reading quite a few topics on religions here already and one thing came to my mind, all of you chrstians and muslims out there, what would you say are major differences between those two religions? I'm looking for something that will make me believe why one is better than the other and why one would rather choose one over the other. Lets forget the fact which religion I belong to and say I don't belong to any, so how would you tell me differences between those two religions and 'pro's and cons' of those two?
2 Apr 12
exactly you are right, but to be with heart at one you have to know both very well, thats why I ask. I won't say which one I'm part of, so that's why I created this discussion to see how mylotters interpret them and why would I for example choose one over the other
2 Apr 12
Wow divineathena ..mangoes over grapes..I was just about to ask whether rose was better than jasmine or lilies or orchids. :) And it is not mandatory that if you like mangoes you shouldnt look at the grapes, or eat grapes, or vice versa. That would give you double benefits spiritually, right?
2 Apr 12
My religion is Islam and I cannot give you comparison to Christianity because I only know a little about Christianity. However for Islam, there is an answer for everything Islam asks you to do. Every law that Islam imposes has a purpose. We may not know it yet but if God is willing, He will show the answer and the purpose when and if He wants to. For me Islam has shown me enough to know that it is the religion for me. In Islam I am taught that God makes no mistakes, absolute zero. That alone is comforting to me, to know that I have an absolute Creator to depend on and that He has given the perfect guide which is in the Quran. I saw your profile that you are a woman. If you have burning questions about women in Islam, you are welcomed to ask me and I will do my best to explain.
2 Apr 12
Thanks vandana7 You are enlightening too in your post below. Casandrina Yes I agree again. However it is not for me to say which interpretations is better or correct because I believe that is in the hands of God. We can only hope that God guides us always.
2 Apr 12
Let me elaborate. men and women have different duties in Islam. Both are seen as equal in God's eyes but not to non muslims because as humans we do not always see why it is equal. Men and women are made differently so our purposes are different. Men have to respect that without suppressing a woman duties as not as important as theirs.
2 Apr 12
Christianity and Islam are both branches off the same tree with the roots being Judaism. The major difference in them is Jesus and the Qur'an. In Christianity Jesus becomes the center of worship while in Islam the Qur'an occupies that position.
16 Apr 12
Christianity and Islam does not just branch out from Judaism,though that is historians are trying to say.Judaism,Christianity and Islam all came God and teaches to believe in one God ,the creator of the heavens and the earth,and all that is in between.The differences among them is that it is revealed over times,to different prophets and messengers.Judaism was revealed to Prophet Moses and had the Torah as a guide,Christianity was revealed to Prophet Jesus and had Bible as a guide,and Islam was revealed to prophet Mohammed and had Quran as a guide.There had been so many prophets and messengers sent by God to different parts of the world with a message of worshiping one God,and their followers follows different religions.Most of the followers worships their prophets instead of God.
• United States
29 May 12
I don't know of any differences to make you choose one over the other. The only main difference I know of is that Christians say that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God who will sit on a throne in heaven and have command over heaven and earth. But Muslims just say he was a Prophet. I do wonder if any Muslims could comment. I do have some questions. Like is there forgiveness for Muslims? If you sin what happens next? And what's the deal with the 7 virgins in heaven?
2 Apr 12
I don't think it's important to discuss about which of the two is better or worse. They have their own good points and bad points. What I'm interested about it when we discuss such topics as religion is not religion itself. I would rather talk about the love of God that is better far than religion or anything like that. Religion will just only cause division among us, as to who is right or wrong, better or not to good. Have you noticed a lot of wars because of religion? It's not fascinating to see the result of such proving who's right and wrong. We don't go anywhere with it.
6 Apr 12
you got a point there, but if we think this way, then we start to think why then various religions were started in the 1st place, like we could have only one and everyone would agree and be at peace, so I guess kinda we never can get on the same agreement level as far as religions go and exist.
2 Apr 12
Are you sure you're asking this? There are so many religions out there in the world and you pick these two? :) Well, I'll try to answer. The major differences between the two religions are the beholders. How they understand what they believe in is important. One religion says it's better than the other, of course. Like you would do the same if you are compared to your co-workers, for example. Or like when you compete for a promotion. I will not even try to make you or the others believe which one is better as it won't make any differences. But this is what I know, there is no religion that allows war for no reasons. Every religion teaches how to make peace between another. It again depends on the beholders what they want for their religion: to make it good, or to make it bad.
6 Apr 12
you are right, there are many religions, but I just happened to choose those two, cause I'm kinda most close to those two, in friends and family terms, so others I barely know, thus I wouldnt dare to ask for differences. and I'm not trying to make out here which is better, just want to see the differences and the way both are appreciated :)
2 Apr 12
I'm Muslim , I thank God that He created me Muslim , God sent down the Quran to Mohammed peace be upon him ,it is the Constitution of life for Muslims .. Everything is subject to organize their lives in their daily problems they face and how to solve them between spouses and between individuals .. Etc. is also a reference to the previous nations and some future events .. And how to create the universe and predicted discoveries not only happen in the modern age, Islam is based on a fundamental pillar of the Oneness of God Almighty and worship without a partner, this is His right as God is not it? Islam honors of a woman, she the status of mother ,sister , a daughter, and a wife ,her rights did not give it have any other religion, which is maintained and does not want insulting in any other form and in the Hadith Mohammed PBUH says: "The best kind to his family , and I am the best for my family, what honors women only honest, and do not insulted them , but Cur
• South Africa
8 May 12
I have responded to this question before but will add more to it. There are many features of the two faiths which are similar and which bind us together, but the major thing which separates us and differs between Muslims and Christians is that Muslims believe in an Unseen God and not a God of flesh. Muslims believe that Jesus is a prophet of God, and a messenger, and believe in his teachings, but do not worship him as a God. Christians believe that unless you believe in Jesus you will go to hell.
• South Africa
7 May 12
I don't think anyone has the right to tell you the pros and cons of your religion as there will be hurt involved. Everyone wants to believe in the true faith, and for me to list cons, there are no cons for me to say what a person of another religion should not believe in. I can list the similarities of the two faiths. 1 They are both listed in the Qur'an as the People of the Book, and this includes the Jewish people. The Jewish people and the Muslims are both semites and are desert religions. 2 In a nutshell, the Muslims and the Jews both believe in the One God. The Prophet Muhamad is not a God, but a messenger of God. God sent him to talk to a nation of Arabs who were killing their girl babies at birth. Muhamad got his message from God in a mountain cave to teach the people how to live, how to behave, how to be courteous to people, how to greet a stranger, how to be kind to one another and much more. Muhamad was given the revelations to pass on to people and receiving a revelation would be so painful and shuddering that it would render him helpless. A person who knew all the attributes of Jesus would welcome a man of God like Muhamad with much love and respect if he knew him. I will not go on as I am not trying to sway anyone's thinking; I am merely giving you bits of information that have already been written in the history books.
2 Apr 12
for me, it isn't right to say that the other one is better than the other as people have different views of religions, people interpret bible texts in different ways. We, catholics have different ways of reading our bible and have different ways to view who Jesus is while Islam, for i know see Jesus as on a prophet and not a God..and they only believe in Allah. But i would not go to the point that my religion is better than Islam's as religion does not determine the attitude of a person. You can tell a person is good or bad not of his / her religion, even if a person follows Catholicism or Islam but still does not follow the things that are taught there - which all are good, then there is no point of him / her being in a religion. i also would not go as far as saying the pros and cons, what is the point? there is no point in comparing the two even as both religions teaches good, teaches about God and what man can do to be saved.