Whose God Is the One True God?

 

Source: The Huffington Post, from 2014

By , Eastman professor of political science, Amherst College

As ISIS/Islamic State takes over Mosul and other parts of Syria and Iraq it is imposing an ancient religious persecution of minorities: Christians (or any minority) face a brutal choice of conversion to Islam, paying tribute, or death. Almost all have fled the city or the country. Jews throughout history have often faced a similar choice: convert or suffer tragic consequences. Some converted officially but practiced their Judaism in secret. Early Christians were persecuted by the Roman Empire before triumphing when the Emperor Constantine himself became a Christian. Christians and Muslims warred on each other for two centuries over control of the Holy Land. Religious Wars in 16th/17th century Europe pitted Catholics and Protestants in murderous combat.

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For each of you We prescribed a clear spiritual Law and a manifest way- (The Holy Qur’an -5:49]

The justification is always the same: intransigent belief about whose God is the One True God and how this God must be worshiped.

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2 replies

  1. I rather like the ancient Mongolian belief of the Sky Father and Mother Earth. I came across this when I was reading about Genghis Khan.

  2. Each religious group claims to have the one and only God as well as the Truth. In reality there is only one spirit of the universe we refer to as God, just worshiped in different ways.

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