So obviously Jews and Muslims both deny Jesus as being the Son of God. But why exactly do Muslims get such scorn for it while Jews seemingly are given a sort of free pass in judgement from the laity? We acknowledge that we all worship the God of Abraham, but that doesn’t seem to really put a dent in the attitudes.
Is it just because of people like ISIS and violent passages in the Koran that we agressively look at all Muslims as being violent and evil (because such sentiments are TOTALLY okay and in line with Catholic teachings /sarcasm) or that Islam came about after Jesus ascended so their denial is somehow worse?
What if the Jewish people still had an attitude towards Christians akin to St. Paul’s Saul of Tarsus days while Muslims were really good at the whole “respect the People of the Book” thing in the Koran and really never attacked Christians, would you say the attitudes seen in respect toward the denial of Christ’s Divinity stay the way they are or invert?
It just feels kinda unfair and a tad hypocritical that a lot of people lambast Muslims for it while never seeking to be angry that Jews have a similar view. Especially since the Cathechism says in very plain words that both faiths and their members are made in God’s image and we all worship the God of Abraham thus we really should love them all equally.
We are seeing a lot of divide in reactions with Pope Francis and his actions concerning Islam and Muslims and this question keeps coming to mind, so what’s the deal?