For some, "Christian" (adj.) no longer includes Lutherans
pds at VISI.COM
Thu Oct 13 02:19:45 UTC 2005
I was present at the following interchange in 1963 or 1964 in Minneapolis:
A: Is she a Christian?
B: No, she's a Methodist.
A: Well at least she's not a Presbyterian.
Both speakers were members of a Covenant or Swedish Covenant church.
At 10/12/2005 06:56 PM -0700, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Tracy Lindsey Melchior, soap actress and author, has just told Larry King
>on CNN that she was "baptized Lutheran" but is now "Christian."
>Though Larry was nonplussed ( "But Lutheran is Christian...?"), Tracy
>wasn't. "The church I attend now is just Christian. It's evangelical. It's
>more of a 'seeking' church."
>(The above dialogue is partly reconstructed.)
>I'm used to the contentious superstition that Catholics are
>non-Christians, but Protestant Lutherans ? Will Presbyterians and
>Methodists be next ?
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