[quote=AnAtheist]You most certainly do NOT worship the same god. Allah never did this Jesus thing, and since for you Catholics Jesus is God (as far as I understand it), God cannot be Allah. Same applies for the Jews, they do not buy the Trinity either. Both do not apply the same attributes to God as Christians do, therefore they worship another god.
In a strict sense even Protestants worship a different god, as their god behaves totally different than yours, e.g. does not listen to prayers conveyed by Saints or Mary, has not setup a purgatory, does not care about baptising (according to some sects), abhors infant baptising (according to some other sects), regards a corpus on a cross as idolatry… You get the picture.
Stating, all people regadless of their religion worship the same god, means, some of those worshippers (or all of them) are seriously mistaken about the true nature of God, which leads to the conclusion, that the true nature of God is incomprehensible. Welcome to the world of agnosticism. I do not think that notion is very Catholic.
my 2ct only of course
From my perspective, I most certainly see it this way.
(1) Not all people worship the same god(s);
(2) There are specific basic characteristics attributed to God in Christianity, Judaism and Islam that are non-contradictory. There is disagreement on the specific ‘actions’ taken by God. And in addition, there are, anthropomorphically speaking, differences in perceptions of His ‘personality’ , but not in terms of His ‘basic’ nature.
(3) No 2 Catholics have the same image of God … they agree in terms of basic characteristics, but His exact nature is unknowable and we all have different ‘pictures’ of who He really is.