What are the similarities in beliefs and values among judaism, christianity, and islam, and to what extent?
The religions of our world today have a myriad of origins throughout history. The three most similar religions are Judaism, Christianity and Islam, also known as the Abrahamic religions. These religions were created fairly recently, within a short timespan and within a certain distance of each other compared to other ancient religions and cults. I believe that Judaism, Christianity and Islam are very similar in beliefs and values despite their numerous disagreements on minor details. The three religions are based off the same background story, they have the same values and belief in a judgement day.
Firstly, all three of the religions are based off the same story and beliefs, despite disagreements on minor details. All three Abrahamic religions are monotheistic, worshipping the one God who appeared to Abraham; this is the reason why they are called Abrahamic religions. However, christians believe god is "The Trinity", existing in three forms at once, while muslims strictly believe in God as one. They also all acknowledge the existence of Jesus, but with major disagreements on his importance. Christians believe that jesus was divine and a prophet, while Muslims believe he was just a prophet and Jews believing he was simply an impostor who claimed to be divine. Furthermore, the prophets that the three religions acknowledge are almost the same, with disputes on the most known ones. The recent branching of the Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam, means they share very similar root values.
Second, Abrahamic religions have very similar root values. The most essential of which is to treat others as you would want to be treated. This value appears in most other religions and atheism, and sometimes extends to treatment of everything alive. Another common value is that of prayer. All three...