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Comparing religions

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Can a person be a faithful member
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Can a person be both a Muslim and a Christian, or a Wiccan and a Christian?

The answer is a firm yes and no.

Many large religions are divided into conservative, mainline and liberal wings.

bulletIt is difficult or impossible to harmonize the beliefs of the conservative wings of two religions.
bulletBeliefs within the liberal wings of various religions are much closer to each other. In some cases it is possible for a person to regard themselves as following the more liberal wings two different religions. However, many others within those religions will find the idea unacceptable.

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Topics covered in this section:

bulletThe Rev. Ann Holmes Redding, the first Muslim - Episcopal Church, USA priest
 
bulletHarmonizing Christianity and Islam
 
bulletReaction to Rev. Redding's decision within the Episcopal Church
 
bulletHarmonizing Christianity and Wicca
 

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bulletComparing Christianity and Islam: the world's two largest religions
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bulletIslam

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Originally written: 2007-JUN-18
Latest update: 2007-JUL-30
Author: B.A. Robinson

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