Sinrus wrote:Actually, both Jews and Muslims believe that they descended from Abraham. Jews from his son Isaac, and Muslims from his son Ishmael. Also, the angel who appeared to Muhammad is the angel Gabriel; the same one who visited the the Virgin Mary. The difference is that Islam teaches that Muhammad was the last prophet, which neither Judaism nor Christianity accept. Also, both Jews and Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet, as opposed to the son of God.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:Ninjaguineapig wrote:Jews and Christians don't recognize the existence of Ba'al, since they are monotheistic religions.
The other part of your post has been answered to, so I'll stick to this one.
TODAY, Jews, Christians and Muslims do not recognise the existence of Baal.
Back when the Ten Commandments were given, it is arguable that the situation was different. That is, originally the existence of other gods was aknowledged but these other gods must not be worshipped by the Chosen People. For instance:Michah 4:5 (KJV) wrote:For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.Exodus 15:11 (KJV) wrote:Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
This of course changed to complete religious exclusivism soon enough. In any case, what the Bible does in the Old Testament is provide a supposedly historical account of the struggles between the peoples of Israel and other tribes in the region, and the conflict is frequently framed in both military and religious terms. And it's not always against Baal either, of course, but that's the more persistent antagonist. There are also showdowns with Egyptian and Sumerian clerics for instance.
JenBurdoo wrote:OK, now I'm thoroughly confused. (not that this strip isn't confusing enough at times...)
First, why are people saying Sylvia is Scarlet? Scarlet was killed in the eruption of Gobwin Knob, and (apparently) decrypted and has turned up recently on GK's side.
Second, I thought everyone in Unaroyal disappeared (presumably from existence) when Queen Bea died.
What am I missing?
TMZ_Cinoros wrote:As an aside, the proper term for how Judaism used to be is Monolatrism (from the roots of monos for single, and latreia for worship). Monolatrism is the belief in one true god that is worthy of worship and the recognition of other gods that are not worthy of worship (i.e.: A true God and a collection of false gods). The wikipedia link I gave gives more information about Monolatrism.
multilis wrote:Different groups tend to have different later bodies of tradition that to a large degree describe their worship.
To quote Parson "If you read that question again, JenBurdoo, you'll notice that it answers itself"
Actually, one of the many names for the devil is Beelzebub, which, translated, means 'Follower of Ba'al.'
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