Here are some quick thoughts that develop previous blog posts on the three religions of the book.
Judaism gave us a symbolic god, that is, the name of the father. It emphasized the form of god – he is that he is, YHWH, a pure symbolic inscription (not meant to be spoken, thus the lack of vowels). (S-S)
Christianity gave us the imaginary god, that is, the god of the body, of the image, in Christ. (S-I)
Islam gave us the real god, that is, the god that is in us more than ourself, the god that Hegel referred to without realizing it when he claimed that the spirit is the bone. This is the god who has many names of the father, and who, for that reason, is not in the symbolic at all. (S-R)
Islam gave us the symbolic words. These are the names of the father, that is, the mystical “cuts,” that have no meaning. (S-S)
Judaism gave us the imaginary words. These are the rules that structure the law and refer to our relations with bodies here on earth. (I-S)
Christianity gave us the real of words, that is, the holy spirit: a lack of relation among the community that is sustained through love. (R-S)
Christianity gave us a lack of relation among our neighbours. Christ was established as a break from within the community of Jews. (S-S) Christ, on the cross, related to god from a position of atheism, introducing the symbolic function as a hole.
Islam gave us an imaginary relation among our neighbours. This is the community of Ummah, the community of humanity under god that is beyond all other imaginary contexts (nation, class, etc). (I-S)
Judaism gave us the community of the real: those afraid of the thundering sound who formed a bond at the foot of the mountain, and then were destined to receive the symbolic law. (R-S)
Whereby R-S-I refer to the Lacanian registers of the Real, Symbolic, and Imaginary.