Muslims agree that we do not worship the same God

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Catholics, liberals, and some evangelicals are saying, yes.  When Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins made that claim, it blew up into a controversy that ended with her leaving the institution. But the favored position, to show our sensitivity to Muslims, is to say that both religions, for all of their differences, worship the same God.

But what do Muslims say?  A council of Islamic authorities agrees with Wheaton College at least in this:  Muslims do not worship the same God as Christians.

Some Muslims believe otherwise, just as Christians disagree on the issue. But doesn’t it show more sensitivity to Muslims to allow them their own religion, rather than to say that we are fundamentally the same?  Isn’t the “we all worship the same God” talk actually patronizing and disrespectful?

 

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We will soon evolve into “Homo Optimus”

A futurologist is predicting that we will merge with computers and evolve into a new species:  Homo Optimus.  We will live in the internet, be able to project our consciousness into multiple android identities, and live forever.  This may happen as early as 2050.  I think I am evolving into Homo Pessimus. [Read more…]

Bernie Sanders is a “none”

Bernie Sanders finally said where he stood on religion.  He is Jewish by birth, but, more precisely, he is a “none,” claiming no involvement with organized religion.  He told an interviewer that he believes in God in the sense that “all of us are connected.” [Read more…]

Rubio on Christianity, Christians on Rubio

Like Trump and Cruz, Marco Rubio is talking about his faith.  After the jump, see his response to an atheist and his campaign commercial that includes talk about accepting the free gift of salvation offered by Jesus Christ.”

Does he go too far in mingling Christianity and politics?  What differences do you see between these three presidential candidates in the way they relate their faith to their politics?  My observations after the jump. [Read more…]

Ted Cruz on Christianity, Christians on Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz, like Donald Trump, is also talking a lot about Christianity.  He says, “we should not be ashamed of Christ,” begins his campaign appearances with prayer, and regularly cites 2 Chronicles 7:14.  See details after the jump.  Does he go too far in mingling Christianity and politics? [Read more…]

Christian atheists

The BBC website has pages on the different kinds of religion, including “Christian atheism.”  Read the characteristics after the jump, and then I raise a question. [Read more…]


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