By now you probably have heard of the professor who was suspended by Wheaton College for posting these words on Facebook:
I don't love my Muslim neighbor because s/he is American.
I love my Muslim neighbor because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity.
I stand in human solidarity with my Muslim neighbor because we are formed of the same primordial clay, descendants of the same cradle of humankind - a cave in Sterkfontein, South Africa that I had the privilege to descend into to plumb the depths of our common humanity in 2014.
I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.
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There have been many assessments concerning whether Christians and Muslims are worshiping the same deity. This one spells out some of the key issues:
But there is another question we should ask - are Christians and Jews worshiping the same deity? The answer to that question appears to be "not really".
Why do I say this?
1. Christians believe Jesus is the Son of G-d and therefore is divine. They also believe the Holy Spirit is an aspect of the divine. Like Muslims, Jews believe no such things.
2. Like Muslims, Jews believe in a deity who is violent and vindictive, while Christians believe in a deity who is loving and forgiving.
3. Jews believe salvation comes from following G-d's laws, while Christians believe it comes from the grace of G-d through our Lord Jesus Christ.
How can these two sets of beliefs stem from worship of the same deity?
An assessment of the doctrine of "two covenants" reveals another contradiction between the beliefs of Christians and Jews. You can read about it here:
By the way, allow me to point out the following symbolism in Professor Hawkins's words - by making reference to a cave as the cradle of humankind, she is implying that women, not men, are the source of the humanity's Godhead (i.e., the cave is a symbol for the human vagina).
You can read more about the feminine aspects of the deities of Jews, Christians, and Muslims here:
I wonder what Wheaton College would have done if Professor Hawkins had posted that?