On various religious forums I frequent — including but not limited to BaptistBoard.com — I am finding many "christian" users who post inflammatory remarks about Islam, while lauding Israel and America's "Judaeo-Christian" tradition. That is, if folks would just let me boil it down to its essence, I am seeing a blizzard of posts around that basically say, "Islam = Bad Evil Bad" (terms like Islamo-Fascists, Terrorists, etc) and "Israel, Judaeo-Christian = Good Glorious Good". For the moment, I shall not dispute or endorse either of these positions, I am merely saying that, right or wrong, wrong or right, and for whatever reason, that's what I am seeing on the web. Now, I'd like everyone to take a deep breath and relax / calm down for a moment. Can we do that? Can we all be cool and collected, rational and logical? Well then, here's my question.... ...and it has an answer... Q: Which religion is truly closer to Christianity, Islam or Judaism? Now, please allow me to offer an answer, and everybody can critique me on my logic, or lack thereof. ¿A? Islam... because... Acknowledging Yeshua of Galilee as the Messiah of God is necessary for salvation... and Islam recognizes Yeshua of Galilee as the Messiah (Al Massih)... whereas the Jews rejected, persecuted, and tried to murder Yeshua of Galilee... and Judaism rejects Yeshua of Galilee as being the Messiah to this day Muslims accept Yeshua of Galilee as the Messiah (even if they deny his divinity) Jews rejected, persecuted, tried to murder, and continue to reject the Messiah Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also. 1 John 2:22-23 THIS IS NOT P.C... But tell me where I am logically wrong... Jews deny Christ... ...by 1 John 2:22, Jews are, therefore, anti-Christs... ...and so saying "Judaeo-Christian"... ...is like saying "Anti-Christian - Christian"... ...an oxymoron. WHERE HAVE I STRAYED FROM THE TEACHINGS OF SCRIPTURE, TO EITHER THE LEFT OR THE RIGHT?