…such as the Great Spirit, but I guess not:
Uncredited, Reuters in Chicago, via The Guardian, February 7, 2016
A professor at an evangelical university near Chicago who got into trouble after saying Muslims and Christians worship the same god will leave the school, according to a joint statement released by Wheaton College on Saturday night.
Larycia Hawkins, a tenured political science professor, had been scheduled for a disciplinary hearing in five days’ time, to determine whether she would be allowed to remain at Wheaton.
A joint statement said Hawkins and the college had “found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation” and that the two sides “will part ways” after reaching a confidential agreement.
The controversy began on 10 December, when Hawkins wrote on Facebook that she would don the hijab headscarf during the period of advent before Christmas as a sign of solidarity with Muslims.
“We worship the same god,” she said in her post.
The post drew criticism amid a broader debate regarding the role and treatment of Muslims in the US following the November mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, which authorities have said was inspired by the militant group Islamic State.
The college placed Hawkins on administrative leave as a result. Last month, the school’s provost recommended Hawkins be fired.
The school previously said Hawkins was disciplined not because she chose to wear a hijab but because her “theological statements seem inconsistent with Wheaton’s doctrinal convictions”…
All this lifetime, believing everyone was looking to something that was similar, though with different means.
And since the Holy Spirit is similar, across religions…