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Reply To: What are some of the issues with which we, as Christians, can find common ground with Muslims? How can we engage and unite on those issues?

Cara Brown

Yes, there is definitely a growing popular belief that a secular view is neutral, unbiased, and therefore more accurate. As you note, every belief system including neutrality has core assumptions which quickly debunks that idea. Yet, this mentality is increasingly popular in the media and also perpetuates the idea that religion is “dumb” or “uneducated” because the religious are only dogmatic rule-followers.
It couldn’t be less true as Muslims, Christians, and Jews have a rich history of scholastic research and thought on a wide variety of topics including tenets of faith but also the sciences, philosophy etc. Ironically, it seems like the Abrahamic faiths have much more common ground with how we view the world through the lens of a Creator rather than no God at all.