For some, "Christian" (adj.) no longer includes Lutherans

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Oct 13 03:29:12 UTC 2005

Of course Protestants aren't Christian, either, are they, according to the
Catholic church? I don't believe their marriages are valid; not sure if
their god is, though.

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Benjamin Barrett
Baking the World a Better Place
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jonathan Lighter
> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 6:56 PM
> 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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