Even the last of these ideas (chosenness of the Jews by Gd) is strongly affected and non-Jews. It was so strong that it borrowed and Christianity, stating that a special covenant between Gd and His people turned from the Jews ( "Old Israel") to the church (the "New Israel"). Islam also believes that Muhammad and his followers are the new messengers of Gd (see. "Chosen People"). The Bible influences the way of thinking of unbelievers and believers. The idea of ??mutual responsibility of people for each other, as embodied in the notorious question of Cain, "Do I guard my brother?" (Genesis 4: 9), formed the basis of Western civilization. Our values ??in all spheres of life reflect the biblical concepts and images, even if we have never been in any synagogue or the church.