“Monotheistic religions” is a phrase we were brought up hearing. School, television channels and houses of worship strengthened our belief that the phrase refers to the three “major” religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Therefore, any other religion is not considered monotheistic - meaning it’s an unsacred religion, the rituals of which are not worthy of respect or recognition.
So, Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the only monotheistic religions in the world and all other religions are man-made myths.
Do we agree on this? Unfortunately, we don’t.
These three religions themselves do not recognize one another as monotheistic.
The Jew does not consider that Christianity is a monotheistic religion but considers it as a lie. He also believes that Jesus was a false messiah.
The Jew and the Christian both don’t recognize Islam as a monotheistic religion.
How can they admit that our prophet, Mohammad, prayer and peace be upon him, was really sent by God without abandoning their religions and converting to Islam?
Some, in best case scenarios, refer to him a great social and political leader. In the worst case scenarios, they view him as a liar.
Therefore, the Muslim, according to the perspective of the Jews and the Christians (his colleagues in the association of monotheistic religions), has lost his path and will not be granted mercy and will therefore not go to heaven.
Protect it from whom? If religion needs protection, then the protection it needs is not from atheism or from other religions. The protection it needs is from the futile outdated religious rhetoricBassem Youssef