This is a Christian blog dealing with various issues. “Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right.” -Charles Spurgeon. Scripture is my authority for all things regarding to life and godliness. 2 Cor. 10: 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
"Now Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs are not different “religions” but “denominations”, and this company wants to have your child learn about all of these “denominations” when she plays with her dolls. “Look, Mommy, my dolly with the hajib has her Koran and her plastic explosives and she’s ready to blow up our church!”"
I think this whole notion of religions merely being different denominations started when "Christians" said the same thing about the Roman Catholic Church. Once it was accepted as merely a different denomination, it was easy to go to the next level which is to accept other cults and religions in the same way (Oneness Pentecostals who deny the Trinity like TD Jakes and Philips Craig and Dean are happily embraced as Christians even though they deny the Triune Godhead as three distinct Persons in the Godhead; New Age mysticism in the forms of Adele Calhoun --promoted by Tim Keller---and Richard Foster are favorite authors and teachers in "Christian circles", for example).
I expect the world to be clueless to the difference (although happily, there still are some that DO see the difference), but "Christians" who include Rome as merely another denomination of Christianity are willingly ignorant and have caused GREAT HARM to the cause of Christ Jesus. Shame on them. Even as a child I knew the RCC was a totally different religion. But in this day and age "Evangelicals" are mindless bobbleheads who want to get along with everyone except those who stand against error.
Those who embrace Rome are also embracing Islam. When Rome and "Evangelicals" are both saying they worship the same God as Muslims, it makes sense that Islam would be accepted as another denomination (after all, as two professors of Old Testament at The Master's Seminary have told me, "they have the Old Testament!")
Bill Barrick of The Master's Seminary believes as Imad Shehedah and Timothy George do, that Allah is God, if only in part: http://www.biblebb.com/files/MAC/SC03-1024CDNotes.htm (what NONE of them tell you is that Allah had to add mercy to himself, perfect his light, is the Greatest of Deceivers---they ONLY tell you what they claim Allah has "in common" with YAWEH--which is dishonest and anti-biblical).