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Islam vs. Christianity

Updated on February 19, 2015

Overview

Islam has caused problems since the day it was created. Muhammad was the founder of Islam, and he was a selfish, cowardly man. On the other hand, Jesus was the founder of Christianity, and he loved both is friends and his enemies. Jesus loved the world so much that he made the ultimate sacrifice. Muslim laws are directly disobeyed frequently, while Christianity’s laws are followed closely. Muslim traditions are more restricted than Christianity. Islam has more faults than Christianity due to the destruction and suffering Muhammad caused, the laws being manipulated, and the strict traditions of the Muslim culture.

Muhammad

Muhammad, the leader of the Muslims, caused many problems to the economy of his small town, Makkah. He destroyed statues because he thought that they were false idols. This was the destruction of priceless artifacts that could be seen in museums today. He even took away merchant’s power by telling the poor that the rich must give to the poor. In doing this, he caused difficulty to his and his follower’s lives, as they were tortured and beaten. In the end, he and his followers ran away to a town called Yathrib, where he could avoid the problems he had caused.

Jesus

Jesus performed many miracles that improved the well being of his followers, and even his enemies. But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” Then the man got up and went home. When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.” This was only one of Jesus’ miracles. Another is in Matthew 14:19-20, “And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.” This shows that Jesus cared enough for his people to give each and every one of them food. Lastly, in Luke 23:34, Jesus performs the greatest act of love he has ever done. He dies on the cross to save everyone’s sins. It reads, “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”Jesus forgave his enemies, even after they crucified him. Jesus was a selfless man that loved all, including his killers.

Morals of Islam

The morals Muhammad wrote in the Quran are being disobeyed and changed even today by a group called ISIS. In the Quran, it says that Muslims should treat others fairly. ISIS is killing and capturing people because they are not Muslim. Muslims are to give to the poor. ISIS is looting and stealing from the poor. Murder, lying, and stealing are against the laws of the Quran. ISIS is killing, stealing, and destroying everything they can get their hands on. ISIS is causing many faults in the Muslim society and no matter what they call themselves; their actions beg to differ.

Commandment of Christianity

The Christian laws are similar to Muslim laws, but are followed better. These are called the Ten Commandments. The first commandment says, “You shall have no other gods before me,” which means that a Christian should only worship God. The ninth reads, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” This means that you should not gossip falsely about people. Lastly, commandment ten says, “You shall not covet.” Covet means to be jealous. The Ten Commandments are fair laws and are followed to the best to Christian’s ability.

Traditions

Muslim’s traditions are much more restricted than Christianity. Muslim women must wear hijab (head covering) and long sleeved clothing unlike Christian women who can wear what they please. Muslim’s can only pray in clean places and Christian’s can pray anywhere.

Muslims cannot eat certain foods, which include any kind of dead animal while followers of Jesus can eat all foods. The Islamic religion is much more strict and difficult to accomplish, but Christianity is much more easy and clear. Christianity’s traditions are much more desirable than Islamic traditions. Christmas is a day that Christians gather together and celebrate the birth of Jesus and give presents to each other. Going to church every Sunday is also a nice custom in Christianity. Easter is also a holiday where Christians celebrate when Jesus rose from the grave and hide “Easter eggs” for the children to find. Christianity is much easier and enjoyable to follow than Islam.

To Conclude:

Christianity has fewer faults than Islam because Jesus loved all, while Muhammad manipulated all, the Ten Commandments, and the enjoyable traditions Christianity formed. Jesus performed miracles, not for himself, but for others. Christianity’s laws are more respected by society and Muslim traditions are less desirable. Islam has always been problematic, and has even more problems today.

After reading this, which religion is superior?

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    • Amanda6868 profile imageAUTHOR

      Amanda M 

      3 years ago from Unknown

      Yes, I agree with your points. Those for this hub or against it, thank you for leaving your opinions. I wrote this to see if people would give feedback. I agree this is a very biased hub, and I am sorry if I came out offensive. Not all Christians are perfect and the same with all religions. There are definitely peaceful Muslims in this world, and I respect them. So thank you commenters, especially Leptirela and Akriti Mattu. My mom grew up in a baptist cult and you are right about the freaky Christians in this world. Don't get me wrong, I still stand for Christianity, but I apologize for being offensive or biased in any way.

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      Leptirela 

      3 years ago from I don't know half the time

      Please refer to my hub on Religion , it was in fact this hub in particular that inspired me to write it.

      Thanks

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      Leptirela 

      3 years ago from I don't know half the time

      I will be writing a hub on this because I have been inspired by you.

      I want to say thank you for writing and sharing this view with us on HP you have shown me what many people think about Islam perhaps.

      And although I respect your opinion , I do not agree with some points and comparisons you have made.

      I haven't voted this up I hope you can forgive me for that as my conscience wont allow however I have taken time to read it am

      And since you spent time writing it for that I admire you.

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      Stargrrl 

      3 years ago

      All I have to say is this: AMEN!

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      Anan Celeste 

      3 years ago from California

      As a Christian, and theologist, I can tell you that even though your views and point of view is noted, it would be fair to review this article in it's totality. Then with a different set of eyes read and study both religions from an academic point of view (unbiased ). Is obvious that indoctrination is a factor here, Where is love and inclusion that Christ taught? If you switched the word Islam to Christianity you'll find an interesting effect. As a true believer in Christianity, judgement is condemned by Christ himself. Promoting division and hate begets the same. So are you better that them? When Christ asks you about those stones you threw, will he be proud or ashamed? Who ever is free of sin, cast the first stone. By thinking like this, you embrace the very thing you despise.

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i can't say which religion is better or which to vote, each has their own pros and cons

    • Christos Mentis profile image

      Chris Mentis 

      3 years ago from London,UK

      Very interesting Hub, i like very much the details that you have in this hub.

    • Wondering SLO profile image

      Sheldon Overlock 

      3 years ago from Maine

      Interesting hub, I liked the overview but I think a bit more detail would be needed before you could conclude which you think is better. Thank you for the hub!

    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 

      3 years ago

      I was surprised to see this hub here. Did you disable ads or did they disallow them.

      Have a blessed day.

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