Why do you believe in Jesus but not Muhammed? (1 Viewer)

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Simple question: why do you believe in Jesus but not Muhammad? Why do you accept that Jesus came to change the teachings of Yahweh, but not that Muhammad came to change the teachings back to what they were (with some added stuff)? If Yahweh changed his mind once, why can't he change it again?
 

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As there are no writings credited to Jesus, the analogy might work better with Paul, who received all of his knowledge from the risen/heavenly Christ and is credited with authoring about half of the New Testament. So just as Paul alleged he received revelation from the heavenly Jesus, Muhammad claimed to receive revelation from the angel Gabriel, and then Joseph Smith claimed to receive revelation from the angel Nephi/Moroni.

But to your question, why are any more believeable than the other? They're not, but when people are raised in a particular religion it socializes batshit crazy stuff as normal. If you're raised Catholic and go to a Pentacostal service it'll seem insane, and both consider themselves Christian.
 
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As there are no writings credited to Jesus, the analogy might work better with Paul, who received all of his knowledge from the risen/heavenly Christ and is credited with authoring about half of the New Testament. So just as Paul alleged he received revelation from the heavenly Jesus, Muhammad claimed to receive revelation from the angel Gabriel, and then Joseph Smith claimed to receive revelation from the angel Nephi/Moroni.

That's wonderfully pedantic of you :hihi: and very true as well... my angle is asking from the point of view of the believer.
 

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That's wonderfully pedantic of you :hihi: and very true as well... my angle is asking from the point of view of the believer.
Generally, people do not believe IN more than one religious dogma at the same time. Do I believe Muhammad existed? Yes. Do I believe Yeshua existed? Yes. Do I believe what is written down concerning them or allegedly by them? That is not the same as believing they existed. The dogma that Yeshua somehow “fulfilled” alleged prophesy is not born out. The dogma that Muhammed allegedly was next and also last in line of Abrahamic prophets is unproven. Is there belief by billions? Of course. Such is human nature to seek explanations for that which is unexplained or unexplainable.
 

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That's wonderfully pedantic of you :hihi: and very true as well... my angle is asking from the point of view of the believer.
I hear you, but you're asking people to critically compare their religion to another they reject, so I was just adding some color to further show in fact how similar they are. 😁

And to get even a little more "pedantic" with my own comments, it was probably actually Cephas (Peter) who first "invented" Christianity, as it is he who Paul credits with first experiencing a revelation from the risen Christ (1 Corinthians 15:5). But we don't have any surviving writings from Cephas talking about that, so Paul gets credit (beyond that, it was Paul's gentile friendly version, where you didn't have to cut off a piece of your penis to join, that eventually took off).
 

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