Mon 18 Dec 2006
Since 650 AD, Jews, Christians and Muslims have crusaded, inquisitioned, jihaded and holocausted each other with a ferocity greater than any predator. Each believe they are the favored people of their God. Yet all serve exactly the same God.
Among the Christians there has been great bloodshed in the name of Christ – the Huguenots, the Cathars, the Knights Templar were all followers of the Lamb of Peace who were slaughtered in the name of fundamentalist belief.
The Shiia and the Sunni are at each other’s throats in Bagdhad today over which of the caliphs were true religious leaders.
Islam seeks “death to the Jews” and Christians, under Hitler tried to exterminate them.
Each of these religions envision man in “likeness to God”, and Ezekiel clearly shows the God of the old testament as humanlike.
My question and conjecture: What God of human sensibilities would permit such atrocities in his name?
How can men of religion countenance the slaughter of others who worship the same God?