Common Misconceptions of the Abrahamic Religions
- Judaism: "An eye for an eye" does not mean tit-for-tat, nor does it mean that Jews should be vengeful. It means that compensation to a victim should match the worth of what was lost.
- Catholicism: "Mary worship" does not exist in Catholicism. Mary is an inspirational and historical figure. Catholics believe that Mary can help Catholics pray to God.
- Islam: Kill non-believers was written when Muslims were openly attacked by Arab tribes. Allah is merciful, but Muslims, like Jews, do not believe in “turning the other cheek” when being physically attacked.
- Evangelical Christianity: “You cannot go to Heaven by doing good works” does not mean that we shouldn’t do good works. It only means that God chooses who goes to Heaven, regardless of the good works you do.