Dr. Mohamad Chatila, Rabbi Peter Levy and the Rev. Ray Bonin follow three different religions, with sharply differing views of how their God has expressed himself over the ages.
Yet they are friends. Chatila, a cardiologist; Levy, the leader of Etz Hayim Synagogue; and Bonin, rector of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, recently had a conversation about their religious beliefs, with this reporter listening.
It was one lively chat, punctuated by frequent comments such as "wait a minute" and "let me finish, please." Yet they began as friends and parted as friends.
All three agreed they believe in one God. They also look upon Abraham as the founding father of their faiths – hence the description of Islam, Judaism and Christianity as the three "Abrahamic" religions.