Statesboro, GA, USA
Perhaps Christianity and Christ are not portrayed accuratly in the Koran; but think about how Heathenism and heathen gods are portrayed in the Bible.
Think about how Heathenism and heathen gods are portrayed by mostly everyone today, even those who value them as "culture". No one really thinks they are really "Gods", but imaginative creations of the human mind.
I too can value pagan religion in this cultural sort of way ... but how can they be said to be "Divine" in any sort of way? Only if we redefine divinity, and make it to mean only that which WE deem as sacred. But you see, WE become the center again.
I think a good hint lies in the history of the "gods" themselves. They were seldom if ever potrayed as "God" in the sense of a divine being who is the origin and Lord of all things. They were born, they were imperfect. They were finite. They were also morally beneath "divinity" being more vicious and petty most of the time than the humans who fabricated their existence. Reading Greek mythology, I have often said, is like watching an ancient soap opera. The gods' behaviors are scandalous. They are vigorous players, but are never said to be screen writers. The astonishing thing about the Jewish religion is that their God was claimed to be the Director, screenwriter, and producer. The astonishing thing about the Christian religion is that it claimed that he also made a cameo appearance, in one of the characters. And also astonishing is that the history behind it is not easily dismissed.
Another note: If Worshipping such ideas or objects (of Pagan gods) really did get in the way of percieving and submitting to the One God, it's no surprise that the ancient Biblical texts called them at best "worthless" and at worst "demonic".
Of course, not all Christians have seen something thoroughly evil in paganism. There is at least the thought that their desire to worship "something" other than self ... the tendecy to deify and exalt another being, is indicative of something that the One True God has placed in their hearts. Though misguided, the desire is right. Right impulse, wrong target. I think there are even hints of this sympathy with Paganism in the Bible. When the Messiah was to be born to the Jews, it was not the religious leaders of that day who were privy to the nativity, but the Magi who were Babylonian astrologers. If any one loves truth, they will find it, it seems.
C.S. Lewis has pointed out also, that paganism often painted quite a "shadow" or pre-figuring of the truth of Christianity. The dying and rising nature gods of mystery religions, in some way resembled Christ ... only they didn't have a real history behind their dying and rising.