I invoked an archetype and juxtaposed two instances of it, an ancient Jason and a modern race car driver. Because I could rely on the reader knowing what I was talking about, I created something new, something that is neither Jason, although that was the character's name, nor it it any race car driver whao has ever been, either.
It is a insult to Jews to say that Christians and Muslims worship the God of their Hebrew ancestors, in whose name both have murdered Jews wholesale. It is an insult to Chrsitians to say that Allah, who faked the death of the Christian God to bamboozle the Jews, is the Christian God. It is an insult to Muslims to say that they worship a God who has a son. who is his peer. It is an insult to Mormons to say that their God had a son without having sex with the child's mother, and a compound insult that the child's mother wasn't God's wife.
Things which are the same have no differences among them. The Abrahamic Gods.have diffrences among them. They are not the same. That was the question posed to the community. The answer is no.
Whether the god is real or a construct, indeed christians muslims and jews worship the one entity. They kill and fight over perceived differences in that entity, but that is a common human failing and not the fault of god, either real or construct.
I dont even "get" your references to faking death etc. Again, these are human attributions, not who or what the god is, either in reality or in construction. Did robin marry marion or not? It doesnt matter in terms of the character of robin and his significance in our literary and cultural history and beliefs.
It is human choice. To see the sameness in god and to live in harmony with that, or to see the differences and kill over them.
All human beings are the same, yet every one of us has differences from all the rest. Some of those differences are small, some large, but none outweigh the basic commonness of us all. Do we allow those differences to divide us and bring conflict, or embrace the basic oneness of all, and use that to bring peace to the world?
Edited by Mr Walker, 22 June 2012 - 11:35 AM.