Lushmojo wrote:Would be nice if StatHaldol and N8 would list some specificity (as per the original post request). I completely understand the notion of simply wanting to put "Christian," believe me. But if we all do that then there's no real point to the list. The point of the list, at least for me, is a reference so that when someone says something with regard to doctrine or theology I can look at the list and (hopefully) better understand where they're coming from. Also, it's just nice to know where we all hail from in the grand history and procession of faith, no?
Brigid wrote:Something like "raised X denom, currently non-denominational with leanings towards Y" would be helpful.
Hogleg wrote:Perhaps GOD would approve of such a pointless list more than the one we've developed. Just a thought.
Jodigits wrote:This thread does not exist to debate that statement. If you want to do so, please start another thread. That is only going to start stuff and this has been, and hopefully will remain, a civil thread. I am nippin this one in the bud post haste. Whatever your intentions, and I assume they are good, that is just the sort of statement that gets people fired up. Thanks.
EDIT: changed it a bit to make it more presentable. My apologies for the harshness.
Brigid wrote:We're not denying that we are all of us united in a love of God, that we follow Christ and are Christians. We are hoping to understand one another better by having reference to specific beliefs. For instance, by knowing that So-and-So is Orthodox/Anglican/United Methodist it reminds me of their paradigm and helps me to dialogue more effectively and respectfully.
If you'd like, we can start a "Religious Affiliation Discussion Thread" in order to discuss this further.
Del wrote:Christianity is always handed down to us within the context of a tradition of some sort.
A non-dom Christian from a Nazarene tradition has a very different worldview from a non-dom Christian from a Catholic tradition.
Das wrote:My friend. YTY is exactly that. A non-dom from the nazarene church. He and I have identical world views. Just thought i'd throw that out there for contrary sake.
Thunktank wrote:It's not a pointless list at all. It's very important, especially in theological conversations in knowing where a man or woman stands in their confession of faith. A person who truly believes it doesn't matter is a person who truly believes that doctrine doesn't really matter. Indeed, I post replies differently to different people according to their professed doctrine depending on the subject at hand. But now that you posted as you have I better understand where you're coming from but still think it's best that everyone post a particular church, denomination or non denomination they belong to. In reference to non denoms it would be useful if they could specify just what they confess because there is such vast differences between them.
Das wrote:I suspect HL can fend for himself and I might be half a bubble off, but when I read his statement I saw it completely differently than it appears to have been taken. Joo