differences and similarities.
I find the holding of the bible in a court hearing most intriquing.
I am not sure what the actual true significance of it is but it makes think of the Koran book which is not to be held or touched apparently unless you are clean/purified.
They are both similar in the sense that they are the 'words of God' which lives one like me wondering how many Gods are there and different in that one is handled lightly and afidavi randomly and the other is not easily accessible to be touched.
Another ritual is that the picture of Jesus is displayed on a cross, painted, on frescos and so widely visualised with long hair, white and semi-naked but in Islam the prophet Mohamed is never seen because he is I quote: too divine/percious to be portrayed or painted because there is no one like him.
Similarity is they are both prophets, differences one is internationally visualised and the other is never to be seen.
and last but not least in catholic religion one is not to divorce easily for one has to wait at least 5 years before is able to break the marriage union and in Islam one can simply pronounce the sentence I quote :
'I divorce you' three times by a male and one is quit of this union.
Both of similar is that they demand a union by a sanctity of a God and the difference is that one is near impossible to break and the other is done on a whim.( Hurray I'd say marry the islamist way at least one gets to divorce without the need a lawyer. That one single benefit out of it.) sorry I just could not help it.
I find these rituals very interesting.
Any other rituals you wish to share would be most welcome.