For some, "Christian" (adj.) no longer includes Lutherans
dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Fri Oct 14 04:19:08 UTC 2005
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 00:26:59 -0400
From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>>Here in North Central Arkansas, Christian is code for, born again,
>>evangel. bible inerrency, But not nessasarily republican.
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.)
This is from memory, and I'll need to check it, but: I believe that in
_Blackberry Winter_, Margaret Mead says that she wasn't allowed to join
the YWCA at her college because she was Episcopalian. And that the only
other female student not allowed to join was a Lutheran. Neither was
considered a Christian.
Tangent: Regrettably, I didn't save a Usenet post in which someone
expressed the desire to live in a Canada which included only "real
Canadians." That is, with Ontario and Quebec excluded.
>>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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