Islam and Christianity have different answers to the question: "Is the cross of Christ an historical fact to be accepted or an error to be rejected?” These two religions have different beliefs regarding Christs end. Did he die on the cross as the Gospel claims, or did he end his days in some other way as Islam asserts?
What is religion? This question has puzzled theologians throughout human history. But how did religion start in the first place? Why did it start? In order to understand some of these issues, let us have a look at the etymology of the word “religion” itself, and see that when and where this word was used for the very first time in the human history.