You may be aware of the recent scandal in which Wheaton College, supposedly the “evangelical Harvard,” fired a black female professor (the only one on the entire campus) for stating that Christians and Muslims worship the same god:
This post is not about this incident, which has been discussed in great detail elsewhere. Rather, I’m going to write about whether Catholics and Protestants worship the same god.
Long before the Catholic church was on my radar, I harbored an interest in Buddhism, especially the Japanese Zen tradition. The idea of reincarnation seemed to be a logical answer to the question of what happens after death, and I liked the idea of using self-discipline to reach a higher state of consciousness.