Monday, November 24, 2003

Dubya: Voice of Ecumenism

The Religious Right has recently gone ape over Dubya's comment that Christians and Muslims "worship the same God." Of course, they've only gone a little ape, seeing as Dubya is otherwise considered the best thing since sliced bread at Communion.

Hilariously, the Muslims don't see this as a problem:

Sayyid M. Syeed, secretary general of the Islamic Society of North America, responded to Bush's statement with a single word: Alhamdullah, Thanks be to God.

"We read again and again in the Koran that our god is the god of Abraham, the god of Noah, the god of Jesus," he said. "It would not come to the mind of a Muslim that there is a different god that Abraham or Jesus or Moses was praying to."

You know, even under the most rigid version of Christianity that is out there, Bush was right. Both Christians and Muslims do worship the same God -- the God of Abraham and Noah. It's just that they rather firmly disagree about how to worship Him. Or what He wants. Or what His name is.

Here's the rundown for those of you keeping score at home:

Judaism: Abraham, Moses. Everyone that came later is lying.

Christianity: Abraham, Moses, Christ. Everyone that came later is lying.

Islam: Abraham, Moses, Christ, Mohammed. Everyone that came later is lying. And Christ wasn't such a big deal.

Mormonism: Abraham, Moses, Christ, no Mohammed, Christ II: Injun Messiah.

Jehovah's Witnesses: Abraham, Moses, Christ, no Mohammed, Christ II: Return of the Invisible Messiah, Christ III: Revenge Of The Invisible Messiah, Christ IV: He's Coming, We Really Mean It This Time

Unification Church: Abraham, Moses, Christ, no Mohammed, Sun Myung Moon, the Republican Party

I hope that clears things up for everybody.

 8:04 AM

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