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They were, but also to other religions.

And, once and for all, "monotheism" includes Islam. You seem unable to decide if you're trolling this thread on the grounds that "everyone here" is a fundamentalist atheist, or that "everyone here" is an Islam-lover. Make up your mind.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 02:01:44 AM EST
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Whereas, from the Jewish point of view, monotheism includes Islam, but may not include Christianity, at least in the Catholic version. Its Holy Trinity, panoply of saints and so on makes it look suspiciously like polytheism. I've even heard this criticism from Jewish atheists, to whom I respond by asking why does that make it worse.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 02:14:20 AM EST
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LOL. The influence of monotheism on atheism?

Or the delights of polytheism? (I don't believe in God, but St Anthony did help me find my car keys!)

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 02:23:27 AM EST
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The best illustration of my point is a New York Jewish joke about a child in a secular Jewish family who comes home from school and tells her mother about what they learned about the Holy Trinity. The mother gets very upset, and tells her child: "Remember one thing: There is only one God - and we don't believe in him".
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 04:01:36 PM EST
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I conversed with (non-Universalist) Unitarians as well as Muslims making the same point.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 06:36:00 AM EST
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