Global Connections . Religion The Islamic tradition recognizes many of the Jewish and Christian prophets, including Abraham, Moses, and Jesus (although he is not considered to be the son of God). Many non-Muslims mistakenly believe that Muhammad is the equivalent of Jesus in the Islamic tradition; in fact, it is the Quran that stands in the same central position in Islam as Jesus does in Christianity. Muhammad himself is not divine, but a prophet chosen by God to deliver his message and an example of piety to emulate. Jews and Christians are specifically protected in the Quran as Peoples of the Book, reinforcing their spiritual connection to Islam by virtue of having been given revelations from God.
How Maps mislead and bias Us World maps influence our model of the world. What if the map we are familiar with didn’t represent the sizes of land masses accurately? Geographical map projections can seem a bit of a dry subject, but on the other hand they are used regularly and are a beautiful metaphor for the presupposition “The Map is not the Territory“. You cannot create a World Map without Distortion
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