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Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God?
September 1st, 2013
03:26 AM ET

Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God?

Opinion by Jeffrey Weiss, Special to CNN
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(CNN) - Pope Francis surprised Israeli and Palestinian leaders last month when he invited them to a special prayer ceremony at the Vatican this Sunday - not least because religion has often been the source, not the salve, of the region's conflicts.

Still, Pope Francis offered his "home" - the Vatican - as the perfect place to plea for some divine assistance, and Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas dutifully agreed to attend.

"The Pope has placed it in this perspective: Prayer is like a force for peace,” Vatican Secretary of State Archbishop Pietro Parolin told Vatican Radio.

"We hope that there, where human efforts have so far failed, the Lord offers to all the wisdom and fortitude to carry out a real peace plan."

But Sunday's special ceremony at the Vatican raises an interesting question: When Francis, Peres and Abbas bow their heads in prayer, will they be talking to the same God?

After all, Jews, Christians and Muslims all trace their faiths back to a fellow named Abraham, whom they all claim was chosen for special treatment by the Almighty.

Not academic

The “same God” question is one theologians have hammered at for as long as there have been enough religions for the query to make sense.

The question is hardly academic, though. In fact, a number of politicians, religious leaders and scholars have expressed hope in recent years that a convincing answer on the God question might dampen the violence committed in His name.

Yale Divinity School theologian Miroslav Volf recently edited a book titled “Do We Worship the Same God? Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Dialogue.”

In the introduction, Volf explained why the title question matters:

"To ask: ‘Do we have a common God?’ is, among other things, to worry: ‘Can we live together?’ That’s why whether or not a given community worships the same god as does another community has always been a crucial cultural and political question and not just a theological one."

On the other hand, there’s CNN Belief Blog contributor and Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero.

His book on this subject is titled “God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run The World.”

Prothero writes:

“For more than a generation we have followed scholars and sages down the rabbit hole into a fantasy world where all gods are one … In fact this naive theological groupthink – call it Godthink – has made the world more dangerous by blinding us to the clash of religions that threaten us worldwide.”

In the world of politics, President George W. Bush asserted the unity side of the argument more than once in the years after the 9/11 attacks - often as a way to deflect accusations that America was at war with Islam.

Bush told Al Arabiya television, “I believe there is a universal God. I believe the God that the Muslim prays to is the same God that I pray to. After all, we all came from Abraham. I believe in that universality.”

Pope Francis invites Israeli, Palestinian leaders to Vatican peace talks

Pope John Paul II drew from the same rhetorical well several times.

“We believe in the same God, the one God, the living God, the God who created the world and brings his creatures to their perfection,” he first said in a speech to Muslims in Morocco in 1985.

Looking for a more recent example? Consider the plight of Vatican envoy to Malaysia.

Shortly after he arrived there last year, Archbishop Joseph Marino said that is was fine by him that Christian translations of the Bible into Malay use the word “Allah” for “God.”

“Allah” is, of course, the Arabic word for God and is found in the Quran. The Christian translators explained that since most Malaysians are Muslim, it’s the word they’re most comfortable with and therefore the best choice for the translation.

But many Muslim authorities in Malaysia were furious. They say Christians are slipping in the familiar word as a way to convert Muslims. And conversion of Muslims is all but illegal in Malaysia.

There’s a lawsuit ongoing about the translations. Marino had to apologize for pushing into Malaysian politics.

Points of disagreement

So what do the “Abrahamic” religions disagree about?

Among other things: the purpose of humanity, the relationship of God and humanity, sin, forgiveness, salvation, the afterlife, Jesus, Muhammad, the calendar, and the religious importance of Abraham himself.

Plus the nature of God.

Any summary will leave out enormous nuance. Internal divisions within religions have fueled some of the worst examples of human violence. Consider the long and frequently bloody history of troubles between Catholics and Protestants or the growing death toll of Muslim-on-Muslim attacks.

But there are common elements about God widely accepted in each tradition.

Judaism

Start with Judaism, since it came first and established roots that carried into the other two.

Jewish tradition teaches that there is one and only one God, creator of everything, and He established physical and moral laws. As Judaism’s preeminent prayer says: “The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”

This God walks and talks directly with His creations – for a while.

Eventually, He chooses one particular nomad (Abraham) to father a mighty nation that God sets up as an example to other nations.

This God likes the smell of burning meat and demands other extremely specific physical offerings as evidence of obedience and repentance. And He gives His chosen people a particular set of laws – but doesn’t mind discussion and even argument about those laws.

A famous rabbinic saying implies that every word in Judaism’s sacred texts can be understood in 70 correct (but related) ways. And human reasoning can even trump divine intention. (No kidding. It’s in the Talmud)

This God judges His people every year. Tradition says he’s willing to accept imperfection, as long as it comes with repentance.

He’s big on obedience, not so much on faith. He’s not nearly as attentive to the behaviors of non-Jews. (There’s a famous Jewish joke with the punch line “Would you mind choosing somebody else once in a while?”)

Tradition holds that there’s a World To Come after death where moral accounts will somehow be settled. But this God is vague on details.

Christianity

The most obvious differences in the Christian God are the traditional teachings about the Trinity and Jesus. God is three separate persons who are also one. How? Christianity says the Trinity is a “mystery” of faith.

According to Christian tradition, God begets a son who is somehow also Him but not Him to atone for Original Sin. He sacrifices that son though a brutal death and thus achieves humanity's salvation.

But the son, who also is God, rises from the dead. And that sacrifice redeems eternally all who accept and believe in it. Faith, not behavior, is the essential measure of salvation.

This God is willing to vastly expand what it means to be among His “chosen people.” He’s also willing to cancel many of the laws that had applied to that chosen group for this expanded membership.

Orthodox Jews say that God prohibits them from eating a cheeseburger; Christians say God has no problem with them wolfing down Big Macs.

Unlike the Jewish God, whose instructions are almost all about this world, the Christian God is focused more on eternal salvation: heaven and hell.

Finally, for this God, much of the Jewish scriptures (which are all God’s word) are actually about foreshadowing Jesus. Including Abraham.

Islam

The Muslim God is a bit more like the Jewish God.

There is no Trinity in Muslim tradition. Jesus was a prophet, but no more divine than other prophets.

God has never has had anything like physical attributes and has no gender. (Some Muslim commentators say that the noun “Allah” is masculine, but only in the way that all nouns in some languages include gender.)

Muslim tradition holds that God wants one thing from humans: Submission. The word “Islam” is defined as “submission to the will of God.”

For Muslims, all true prophets in Jewish and Christian traditions were actually Muslim because they knew to submit correctly to God. Differences between Muslim, Jewish and Christian interpretations of God are due to errors that crept into the other two faiths, Islam teaches.

The Muslim God, like the other two, initially demanded that Abraham sacrifice a son. But the Muslim God wanted Abraham’s son Ishmael, not Isaac, who Jewish tradition holds was offered as a the sacrifice.

The Muslim God also designated, from before the world began, a perfect man to be his final prophet: Muhammad. God’s perfect truths are found only in the Quran and in the sayings of Muhammad, the hadiths.

And the Muslim God, like the Christian God but unlike the Jewish God, will welcome believers to paradise and condemn many non-Muslims - exactly which ones is a matter of much discussion - to eternal torment.

Final answer

So do Christians Muslims, and Jews, really all worship the same God?

In two major volumes on the subject recently published by scholars from various faiths and traditions, including Volf’s, the most inclusive response from these scholars is basically: Yes, and it’s our God.

This is not a new way of answering the question.

In 1076, Pope Gregory VII wrote this to a Muslim leader: “We believe in and confess one God, admittedly, in a different way…”

But like many other religious leaders on all sides of the argument, Gregory insisted that his version of the Almighty is the one whom the others are unknowingly and incompletely worshiping.

A less exclusivist set of religions might shrug off the differences. But all three claim to have the only “True Faith.”

So do all three faiths actually worship the same deity, whether they call him God or Allah or Adonai?

God only knows.

Jeffrey Weiss is an award-winning religion reporter in Dallas.The views expressed in this column belong to Weiss. A version of this story first ran in September 2013. 

CNN's Daniel Burke contributed to this article. 

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • History • Islam • Judaism • Muslim • Religious violence • Torah • Vatican

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  1. sani

    I wish we humans can be invaded by some aliens to units us in one front. Whether it was Jesus or Moses or Muhammad, they all came with a purpose i.e. to have faith in God and believe that He is the creator of life and death. Today, with slightest of efforts, one can easily practice worshiping God in harmony and respect. Wish I can see the day infront of my eyes soon...

    September 2, 2013 at 12:52 am |
    • Lou

      It works better if we see ourselves as brothers and sisters of humanity in unity without the crutch of a higher power....deities are not human by definition

      September 2, 2013 at 12:55 am |
  2. bostontola

    From man's perspective within any Abrahamic religion, all 3 religions having the same god can make sense. You simply rationalize that the other 2 religions got the god right, they just drifted away from the right interpretations and rules.

    From outside those religions, it makes no sense. Why would an omnipotent god let his people get the god right but stray on the rules and interpretations? The only rational conclusion is there is no such god in reality and they share a common mythological god.

    September 2, 2013 at 12:51 am |
  3. Lou

    My question is did Jebus screw his own mother to be conceived or did the Casper the Holy Ghost do the honors?

    September 2, 2013 at 12:42 am |
    • cm

      Lou, you are foul. Typical athesist rectum licker.

      September 2, 2013 at 12:49 am |
      • Lou

        I have a god...he got cooler gear then your deity
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrrky5Jg9D0

        September 2, 2013 at 12:53 am |
      • Doobs

        Typical christian frozen flag pole licker.

        September 2, 2013 at 1:01 am |
      • Will

        Calm down, I don't care what you all are talking at least respect each other

        September 2, 2013 at 1:22 am |
        • G to the T

          Respect is earned, but I agree courtesy can sometimes be lacking in these forums.

          September 4, 2013 at 11:37 am |
        • Will

          I mean courtesy I suppose when I say that, so I agree with you, that was all I was saying

          September 4, 2013 at 11:39 am |
    • Apple Bush

      Lou asks a fair question I think.

      September 2, 2013 at 12:52 am |
  4. Go Inwards God is sitting there

    Religiousness is bigger than any other religion......organized religion is a JOKE and the state of this planet is a reflection of organized religion....

    September 2, 2013 at 12:41 am |
    • Go Inwards the Potatoe is sitting there

      Steakedness is bigger than any other Steak......over cooked steak is a JOKE and the state of this planet is a reflection of bad cooks....

      September 2, 2013 at 12:43 am |
      • Go Inwards God is sitting there

        Yeah True...shove up the steak just like the priests were doing it to little boys in the name of the Jesus ...

        September 2, 2013 at 12:45 am |
      • Doobs

        Dan Quale, is that you? Oh wait, he's the tomatoe with an e guy.

        Never mind.

        September 2, 2013 at 12:59 am |
  5. Geoffrey

    I know that I can never be "good enough" in my own human fallibility to please God. Thank God that he still loves me and gave His Son Jesus to be my salvation.

    September 2, 2013 at 12:40 am |
    • Lou

      Just like a deity needing a blood sacrifice to sedate his thrust

      September 2, 2013 at 12:44 am |
      • Will

        Ok, well, I got one for you. Did it occur to you that God, who required the sacrifice, sent Himself to be that sacrifice, to show is love for the world. See, God isn't a judge or a banker in Heaven counting people's debts against them; He's a father that just wants to reconcile the world He mad back to Him

        September 2, 2013 at 12:48 am |
        • Lou

          My question is did Jebus screw his own mother to be conceived or did the Casper the Holy Ghost do the honors?

          September 2, 2013 at 12:49 am |
        • Will

          Well, the Bible actually says a lot about this. The short story is that the Holy Spirit came into Mary and she became pregnant

          September 2, 2013 at 12:57 am |
        • Doobs

          I find the whole idea of blood sacrifices, human sacrifices, and burnt offerings repugnant. The idea of murdering your child to satisfy your blood lust is evil.

          I won't bow to a deity that requires bloodshed and human sacrifice to be appeased.

          September 2, 2013 at 12:55 am |
        • Will

          Well for one sacrifices don't appease God, as Hebrews 10 explains. But again the point of Jesus dying isn't that God requires a sacrifice but rather the point is that God loves us so much that he was willing to send His son to die for us

          September 2, 2013 at 1:14 am |
      • Will

        I meant made, my bad

        September 2, 2013 at 12:48 am |
      • Dieyoung

        I believe in many God's, so I say they all worship the same one.

        September 2, 2013 at 1:15 am |
        • Dippy

          Gods, not God's.

          September 2, 2013 at 2:03 am |
        • a reasonable atheist

          Dippy, please!

          gods, not Gods or God's

          September 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm |
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    September 2, 2013 at 12:38 am |
  7. James

    There is only one God! God manifested himself to different cultures in different ways so that the early societies could grasp and understand him. There is only one God!

    September 2, 2013 at 12:37 am |
    • I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that

      Proof?

      September 2, 2013 at 12:40 am |
    • Doobs

      Why did he have to come to the Americas on a boat then?

      September 2, 2013 at 12:48 am |
      • Guest

        Nice question 🙂

        September 2, 2013 at 1:06 am |
    • Athy

      James, there is only zero gods! Get real, man! You can do it.

      September 2, 2013 at 2:06 am |
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    September 2, 2013 at 12:28 am |
    • Truth

      No, we don't worship the same God.
      There's only one God, Jesus, in Heaven.
      The rest are just a joke, or an insult, depending on your point of view.
      Muslims kill people who try to draw Mohammad... not the same God.

      September 2, 2013 at 12:31 am |
      • I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that

        And Christians turn their god into an idol (and until the 1700s routinely killed people for not worshipping the idol or worshipping it incorrectly).

        September 2, 2013 at 12:35 am |
        • Will

          I assume that you are referring to the Crusades and other wars of religion

          September 2, 2013 at 12:37 am |
        • I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that

          Amongst other things, although I don't blame religion for any war. Men will kill other men regardless. It's the nature of mankind.

          September 2, 2013 at 12:40 am |
      • Lou

        My point of view is that your god is a long decayed corpse at best...

        September 2, 2013 at 12:39 am |
        • Dave

          Where's the body? It's been 2000 years. Surely someone has found it by now.

          September 2, 2013 at 1:11 am |
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      September 2, 2013 at 12:54 am |
  9. Play List

    "My Fall" by Cowboy Junkies

    September 2, 2013 at 12:27 am |
  10. hharri

    that atheists have nothing to offer other than their futile attempts to discredit christ and his followers, doesn't seem to trouble them. striving night and day to convince anyone willing to listen to them that all their paranoid ideations matter, without demonstrating they are enjoying a better quality life, is an uphill battle.

    besides their overt misery and bitterness, they fail utterly at living contented lives. they are here and everywhere moaning and groaning, crying and complaining, hysterically portraying how christians ruined them.

    September 2, 2013 at 12:24 am |
    • mutanttruth

      Your stereotype is amusing. Sometimes I'm happy, Sometimes I'm sad. I don't have to prove I'm living a better to anyone. It's none of my business what kind of life you lead, nor is it any of yours what kind I lead. I really don't care. I do care, however, when religious people try to interfere with secular laws and education. Spending my time trying to get religious people to leave the rest of us alone is a worthwhile expenditure of effort. You go do your religious thing if it makes you happy.

      Get it?

      September 2, 2013 at 12:28 am |
      • lol?? Pithiest, YES!!

        ".........................secular laws and education. .............................." Antichrists with their socie mobs on the one hand and the rich on the other. The puppet master knows how to rule the world.

        September 2, 2013 at 12:34 am |
    • Apple Bush

      hharri, wow. What does quality of life and belief in lies have to do with one another?

      September 2, 2013 at 12:30 am |
      • hharri

        you'd be more successful making converts to your religion if you demonstrated some happiness as you proselytize.

        September 2, 2013 at 1:43 am |
    • hharri

      atheists never grasp the truth. their misery clouds everything. pity. especially the impact they leave on their kids.

      i will do everything humanly possible to fortify the laws that i believe in. i do everything i can to express in word and deed the reality of jesus christ, whether or not others oppose me.

      quit proselytizing. no one is buying the garbage you regurgitate.

      September 2, 2013 at 12:44 am |
      • EvolvedDNA

        hharri seeing that you are totally unable to enjoy life being monitored by your jealous alien i can see why you imagine others live life as fearful as you. Relax, enjoy l life and see the true beauty of the world as it has evolved, and our place in the universe.. that is the true path to peace and it has always been.

        September 2, 2013 at 12:57 am |
        • hharri

          De profundis clamo ad te

          Domine

          Domine

          Audi vocem meam

          Fiant aures tuae intentae

          Ad vocem abse creationis meae

          Si delictarum memorium

          Serva neris

          Domine

          Domine...

          September 2, 2013 at 2:14 am |
        • hharri

          too bad children of atheists never experience the mystery and beauty and confidence that greets and soothes the child with a jealous parent. like a mother bear with a threatened cub. a real mother determined to do what is right for her kids no matter the personal price.

          September 2, 2013 at 2:31 am |
        • G to the T

          Amazing how hairry seems to know what's in the hearts of all atheists. It must be nice to be so certain about everything!

          September 4, 2013 at 11:41 am |
        • a reasonable atheist

          Roma est in Italia.

          Italia paene insula est.

          September 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm |
  11. Play List

    "Bulldozers and Dirt" by Drive-By Truckers

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    September 2, 2013 at 12:24 am |
  12. mutanttruth

    "Did every culture invent the same god?" - similar cultures invented similar gods, yes. Trying to make them the same god after the fact is just a silly exercise.

    September 2, 2013 at 12:24 am |
    • Will

      Idk, it would be nice to go back and read the minds of the people that invented religions, the problem being, most of the, aw dead. My guess is that there is a God shaped void in the hearts of all people and people everywhere are simply trying to fill it

      September 2, 2013 at 12:29 am |
      • Doobs

        My guess is that there is a God shaped void in the hearts of all people and people everywhere are simply trying to fill it

        Good grief, Will! Even Hallmark stopped using that silly platitude about twenty years ago.

        September 2, 2013 at 12:45 am |
        • Will

          Yeah, but it is true none the less. When you are thirsty, you get a drink. People all over the world do this, and much like religion, they do it in very different ways, some walk to rivers, others ponds or creeks, and other simply turn the tap or use the water dispenser on their fridge.

          September 2, 2013 at 12:54 am |
        • Doobs

          No, it is not true. You believe it is true. That does not make it so.

          Millions of people all over the world live happy, healthy, productive lives without the need for your particular deity. To tell them that somehow they are incomplete because your book says so is a slap in the face.

          September 2, 2013 at 2:15 am |
        • Will

          No, it's not, I'm saying this from personal experience, I have at times turned from God and every time I do, I always try to satisfy myself on something, and every time I try to satisfy myself with something other than God, I remain unsatisfied. Because God is the only thing that can satisfy a person. I just want people to know the God that I do and see how much He loves them, that's all

          September 2, 2013 at 2:22 am |
      • G to the T

        If you ask me, that "god shaped hole" is a need for certainty in our lives. As pattern-recognition machines, we don't like it when something is "probable" or "likely". We want to KNOW something (anything) is true so we can hang the rest of our beliefs on that certainty.

        Personally, I believe that this need for certainty has been the cause of much strife in the world. When you are certain of your position (i.e. KNOW) it is very difficult for new information to change that belief.

        September 4, 2013 at 11:44 am |
        • Will

          Do you believe that certainty is the problem or the solution?

          September 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
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      September 2, 2013 at 12:31 am |
  14. Tom, Tom, the Other One

    It is common for Christians to call their God the God of Israel – the same God as that worshipped by religious Jews. I am curious, are there followers of Judaism who acknowledge that their God has a triune nature, that their God is incarnate, and that it needed and was satisfied by a human sacrifice?

    September 2, 2013 at 12:21 am |
    • Chuckles

      SHort answer is yes

      Longer answer is that they're called messianic jews and there's a sect that believes that Jesus was the messiah, that there is a triune god and that Jesus died for our sins.

      There are also sects of judaism that are messianic in nature but don't believe in the triune god or the sacrifical aspect like christianity. For instance there are solid amount of jews who believe in the Kochba (sp?), a Jew not long after jesus who was believed to be the messiah and then disappeared into the mountains and presumed to one day come out of hiding and return.

      September 2, 2013 at 12:29 am |
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    September 2, 2013 at 12:19 am |
    • Apple Bush

      You read the article? What is the gist of it?

      September 2, 2013 at 12:26 am |
  16. Christian

    easy answer to this is No we do not worship the same God.

    September 2, 2013 at 12:18 am |
    • Observer

      So the God of the Old Testament is not the same as the God of the New Testament?

      September 2, 2013 at 12:20 am |
      • Will

        They are the same God, at least from a Christ prospective. They seem to act very differently but ultimately, they are the same

        September 2, 2013 at 12:21 am |
    • Will

      Agreed, there's a lot more to it. But that's the truth

      September 2, 2013 at 12:20 am |
  17. Exceptional Joe

    Of course they worship the same god. It is all based off of the same myth.

    September 2, 2013 at 12:12 am |
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  20. CNN God Moderator

    Only the following gods will be allowed to be discussed or worshipped going forward:

    – A –

    Agdistis or Angdistis
    Ah Puch
    Ahura Mazda
    Alberich
    Allah
    Amaterasu SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
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    Anahita WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Anansi
    Anat
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    Anshar
    Anu

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    Aphrodite LOVE GODDESSES
    Apollo SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Apsu
    Ares WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Artemis MOON GODS AND GODDESSES
    Asclepius
    Athena WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Athirat
    Athtart
    LOVE GODDESSES | WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
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    Baal
    Ba Xian
    Bacchus
    Balder
    Bast
    Bellona WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Bergelmir
    Bes
    Bixia Yuanjin
    Bragi
    Brahma
    Brigit

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    – C –

    Camaxtli WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Ceres
    Ceridwen
    Cernunnos
    Chac
    Chalchiuhtlicue
    Chang Hsi See Heng-O.
    Charun
    Chemosh WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Cheng-huang
    Cybele

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    – D –

    Dagon
    Damkina (Dumkina)
    Davlin
    Dawn
    Demeter
    Diana MOON GODS AND GODDESSES
    Di Cang
    Dionysus

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    – E –

    Ea
    El
    Enki
    Enlil
    Eos
    Epona
    Ereskigal

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    – F –

    Farbauti
    Fenrir
    Forseti
    Fortuna
    Freya LOVE GODDESSES
    Freyr SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Frigg

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    – G –

    Gaia
    Ganesha
    Ganga
    Garuda SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Gauri
    Geb
    Geong Si
    Guanyin

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    Hades
    Hanuman
    Hathor LOVE GODDESSES
    Hecate (Hekate)
    Helios SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Heng-o (Chang-o or Chang Hsi) MOON GODS AND GODDESSES
    Hephaestus
    Hera
    Hermes
    Hestia
    Hod
    Hoderi
    Hoori
    Horus
    Hotei
    Huitzilopochtli
    WAR GODS AND GODDESSES | SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Hsi-Wang-Mu
    Hygeia

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    Inanna
    LOVE GODDESSES | WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Inti SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Iris
    Ishtar LOVE GODDESSES
    Isis LOVE GODDESSES
    Ixtab
    Izanaki
    Izanami

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    – J –

    Janus WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Jesus
    Juno
    Jupiter
    Juturna

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    – K –

    Kagutsuchi
    Kartikeya WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Khepri
    Ki
    Kingu
    Kinich Ahau
    Kishar
    Krishna
    Kuan-yin
    Kukulcan
    Kvasir

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    – L –

    Lakshmi
    Leto
    Liza SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Loki
    Lugh SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Luna MOON GODS AND GODDESSES

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    Magna Mater
    Maia
    Marduk
    Mars WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Mazu
    Medb
    Mercury
    Mimir
    Min
    Minerva WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Mithras SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Morrigan WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Mot
    Mummu
    Muses

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    – N –

    Nammu
    Nanna MOON GODS AND GODDESSES
    Nanna (Norse)
    Nanse
    Neith WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Nemesis
    Nephthys
    Neptune
    Nergal
    Ninazu
    Ninhurzag
    Nintu
    Ninurta WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Njord
    Nugua LOVE GODDESSES
    Nut

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    Odin
    Ohkuninushi
    Ohyamatsumi
    Orgelmir
    Osiris
    Ostara

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    Pan
    Parvati
    Phaethon
    Phoebe
    Phoebus Apollo
    Pilumnus
    Poseidon

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    Quetzalcoatl

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    Rama
    Re SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Rhea

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    Sabazius
    Sarapis
    Sarasvati
    Selene MOON GODS AND GODDESSES
    Shiva
    Seshat
    Seti (Set) WAR GODS AND GODDESSES
    Shamash
    Shapsu
    Shen Yi
    Shiva
    Shu
    Si-Wang-Mu
    Sin MOON GODS AND GODDESSES
    Sirona
    Sol SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Surya
    Susanoh

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    Tawaret
    Tefnut
    Tezcatlipoca
    Thanatos
    Thor
    Thoth
    Tiamat
    Tianhou
    Tlaloc
    Tonatiuh SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Toyo-Uke-Bime
    Tyche
    Tyr WAR GODS AND GODDESSES

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    – U –

    Utu SUN GODS AND GODDESSES
    Ullr
    Uzume

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    Vediovis
    Venus LOVE GODDESSES
    Vesta
    Vishnu
    Volturnus
    Vulcan

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    Xipe
    Xi Wang-mu
    Xochipilli
    Xochiquetzal

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    – Y –

    Yam
    Yarikh MOON GODS AND GODDESSES
    Yhwh
    Ymir
    Yu-huang
    Yum Kimil

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    Zeus

    September 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm |
    • lol?? Pithiest, YES!!

      Jesus, often imitated, never duplicated.

      September 2, 2013 at 12:12 am |
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