One thing to emerge from the reporting of Sydney's Lindt Cafe murders is the remarkable degree of agreement on the part of both branches of the Australian mainstream press that there is no such thing as The Deity.
There are only deities.
"Even as hostages held their captor's flag to the window - 'There is no god but Allah,' it said - a sense of unreality enveloped a city whose citizens persisted with shopping according to a tradition linked to the Christian God." ('Is it for real?' Shoppers faced frightening truth, Rick Feneley, Sydney Morning Herald, 16/12/14)
Got that? There's "Allah"... and there's "the Christian God."
Chalk and cheese.
Ditto for Murdoch:
"The solid black background represents one of the banners used by the Prophet Muhammed during battles and the text is the Shahada - the testament of the Islamic faith: 'There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the messenger of God'." (Generic flag raises questions, Mark Schliebs, The Australian, 16/12/14)
Allah's strictly for Muslims, OK?
By the same logic, the French don't worship God. They worship Dieu.
The Spanish worship Dios.
The Italians, Dio.
The Germans, Gott.
Got the idea?