Greek gods & Semitic prophets

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Greek gods & Semitic prophets

  1. 1. Group no.2•Fatima gul•Maryam tariq•Sitara ayaz•Abida parveen
  2. 2. Greek gods & Semitic prophets
  3. 3. Greek godsGods of one the ancient civilization ; Greek ,still influential in western and non western countries.
  4. 4. Semitic prophetsThe three main Semitic religions• Christianity• Judaism• Islam They are related by a common belief in God &the hereafter and the constant battle betweengood and evil.
  5. 5. Features of Greek civilization
  6. 6. 1.War
  7. 7. 2.Libidos Sex
  8. 8. 3.Murder
  9. 9. 4.Homosexuality• The nature of Greek divinity had encouraged the coupling between god and animals .
  10. 10. 6.Male dominating society
  11. 11. Aristotle said‘women has no soul’. Socrates said‘women are useless’.
  12. 12. Greeks had also inherited theater and debate, sculpture and sports
  13. 13. The qualities of Greeks are also found in literature of western societyKEATS;‘Beauty is truth, truth is beauty,that is all ye know on earth and allye need to know’.
  14. 14. Semitic SocietiesSemitic means ‘member of peoplesupposedly descended from them including Jews and Arabs’.
  15. 15. Political differences• For Islam religion and politics are fused.• In contrast Christian church and state has become separate.• Judaism falls somewhere between Islam and Christianity.• Islam unlike Judaism and Christianity has no priesthood. The mullah, found in some parts of Muslim world is not the equivalent of rabbi or parish priest.• In Islam Prophets had warned, “There is no mockery in Islam”.
  16. 16. Difference in Greeks & Semitic• fundamental concept of god was different.• , the faithful were either chosen ones: like the Jews or the people of God, like the Christians or the ummah, the Muslim community of believers.• a moral basic for society was introduced by the special messengers like Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. These Semitic Prophets represented and propagated a moral order.
  17. 17. • The bitterest conflict is on doctrinal matters; the Christians blame the Jews for Jesus’ death.• Christian also makes attacks on Prophets and the Quran.• Muslim in turn believes that they possess the final revelation.• Meanwhile, the Jews dismiss the other two religions as upstarts, declaring themselves the chosen ones, the exclusive favorites of God.• The great historical clash between Christian Europe and Muslims for the holy lands known as crusades
  18. 18. similarities• The most important is that of God and moral basis of life on earth• They share Prophets, common ancestors, Adam and Eve. They also share many of the holy places in Jerusalem.• They shared succulent carp of Urfa. It has been a blessed fish known as Abraham’s carp.

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