Originally Posted by Numinous
Short answer: no.
Long answer: No, all Abrahamic religions borrow from previous beliefs, like the Mesopotamian (the Flood Myth), Zoroastrianism (many aspects of God), Greco-Roman faith (many festivities, not in Judaism but in Christianity and Islam). And, of course, Judaism influenced Christianity which in turn influenced Islam. Buddhism is based on Hinduism, which in turn is based on the Vedic religion.
And this only considering the genesis of the religions, religions have suffered many influences from others along the way.
Ok so I guess according to Vishnu I made a mistake in looking at bits and pieces of past religions in an attempt to figure out a common thread of truth as a theist?