Judeo-Christian Religion Chapter 3 Summary

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Chapter 3 There undoubtedly will be some who will question why I am going to turn to the Judeo-Christian scriptures for answers rather than to the Bhagavad Gita or the Quran for instance. I appreciate that kind of questioning. We should always be seeking for the truth. The answer lies in the fact that the Old Testament provides prophecy that is fulfilled in the New Testament. I find that lacking in other religion’s scriptures. While there is much good that can be found in other religions we are seeking for the ultimate good; the true God. I will provide examples in the text of this chapter. Let’s see what other scriptures offer: The Bhagavad Gita of the Hindu religion offers an allegorical story to explain why and how to ‘overcome the flesh’ by spiritually focusing on Krishna (the godhead). Overcoming the flesh is good…show more content…
In the Judeo-Christian scriptures women have different roles, but are equals. While it is true that war on other cultures is called for in the Old Testament, it is important to make a distinction. The cultures in the Old Testament that were marked for execution were practicing human sacrifice such as burning their children alive. The war against non-believers in the Quran was against any non-Muslim, no matter how benign. Examples of the reality of that call to war start at the beginning of the religion (7th century AD) and continue to this date, with very few lapses in execution over the centuries. (See appendix for more detail). For an entity to be a god it must be good. To be good you must allow freedom for your creation to choose to follow you. The concept of forcing people to accept your religion at the point of a sword rules Islam out for
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