For some, "Christian" (adj.) no longer includes Lutherans
paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Thu Oct 13 11:03:50 UTC 2005
/'I've only lived here for 13 years, retired from Chicago via Miami Fl.
so at the very least I am an outsider, if not a northern carpetbagger.
Casual observation has shown that people will tell mother neighbors that
they are "Christian" and it will be accepted as a given. Never heard
another question about which church they went to.
This, in an area bursting with small churches of multiple denominations;
almost as many churches as we have underage pregnant teenage girls.
> Is this code, or does it stem from a belief that nobody else is
> really a Christian (whatever they may profess)? (This isn't a
> rhetorical question--I'm a stranger in these parts.)
>> 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
>>> 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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