Greg Martin wrote:Gosh, I hope this doesn't make anyone upset (famous danger words), please take this as simply a person trying to understand the distant past via what history still exists. Regarding the middle east, including Israel, it seems quite possible they didn't believe that Jesus was divine. It seems perhaps that that was spread through the Greek and Roman world via Paul. For example, see the very early writings in Israel such as those of the Ebionites. If that is the case then it makes great sense that the Qur'an would carry that same understanding forward regarding Jesus.
Ben Waimata wrote:
I've noticed that all religions recreate God in their own image, and the way someone expresses their spiritual views are often a better reflection of their individual personality than a reflection of the theology they base it on.
Ben Waimata wrote:Shame they didn't try to include at minimum Zoarastrianism, Buddhism and Hindusim into that explanation.