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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-18-06 08:06 PM
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22. Great links, Ian...
Thank you!

Although now that re-raises the question for me: Once a branch of any organized religion (Christian or otherwise) is so far removed, ideologically, from a fundamentalist faction that -- well, with which I would think they would not want to be associated, and which, frankly, brings them down -- why hang on to so much as even the name (in this case, "Baptist")?

Oh yes, I do understand there's a huge schism (several schisms) among Baptists -- but it's a more general question than that. I wonder the same thing about American Catholics, who are by and large light-years apart from the Vatican version of Roman Catholicism.

I guess I can answer my own question: My mom is one of those ultra-liberal, American, Kennedy-style Catholics -- and no matter what the Church in Rome says or does, I doubt she could ever see herself as anything but Catholic (and a good Catholic, at that). Of course, I keep waiting, and waiting for an official split between American Catholics and the Vatican... But then, I keep hoping for equal rights in my lifetime, too. LOL

And then, I suppose, there's always the matter of refusing to give up what is rightly yours; why abandon a label when you believe you have a rightful claim to it?

Rhetorical question. Actually, all rhetorical questions -- I'm not putting you on the spot to answer them, Ian. LOL Just thinking out loud here.

Again, thanks for the links -- good stuff!

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  -Question for Southern Baptists re two acronyms Sapphocrat  Jun-18-06 04:20 PM   #0 
  - LBT  mzteris   Jun-18-06 04:32 PM   #1 
  - Not sure...  teach1st   Jun-18-06 04:32 PM   #2 
  - I believe IFB= Independent Fundamental Bapitst  Charlie Brown   Jun-18-06 04:34 PM   #3 
  - So who licenses an LBT?  ovidsen   Jun-18-06 04:36 PM   #4 
  - LBT could mean Longview Baptist Temple  charlie   Jun-18-06 04:40 PM   #5 
  - Licensed Belief Therapist  mzteris   Jun-18-06 06:32 PM   #15 
     - Sounds like another fundamentalist scam to get money out of  Freedom_from_Chains   Jun-18-06 07:15 PM   #16 
     - yes and no  mzteris   Jun-18-06 07:20 PM   #17 
        - Then they'd better work on the terminology...  Sapphocrat   Jun-18-06 07:39 PM   #20 
        - Truly educated people  mzteris   Jun-18-06 07:49 PM   #21 
           - Hey, I ain't got no book-larnin'!  Sapphocrat   Jun-18-06 08:09 PM   #23 
        - That was my thought too, although I have only read one of  Freedom_from_Chains   Jun-19-06 11:05 AM   #34 
     - How very scientific....and ethical  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jun-18-06 10:55 PM   #28 
        - Not to mention  charlie   Jun-18-06 11:14 PM   #30 
           - That gives me an idea  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jun-18-06 11:46 PM   #31 
              - Cool  charlie   Jun-18-06 11:53 PM   #32 
                 - More power to you  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jun-19-06 12:32 AM   #33 
  - Ohhhhhhhhhh!  Sapphocrat   Jun-18-06 04:43 PM   #6 
     - At TB Underground  charlie   Jun-18-06 04:47 PM   #7 
     - OK, that makes a lot of things clear!  Sapphocrat   Jun-18-06 04:51 PM   #8 
     - Baptists historically have no central authority  flyingfysh   Jun-18-06 05:00 PM   #9 
     - Sapphocrat  Ringo84   Jun-18-06 05:03 PM   #10 
     - That's a very difficult concept...  Sapphocrat   Jun-18-06 05:40 PM   #11 
     - Re:  Ringo84   Jun-18-06 06:02 PM   #13 
     - Thanks, Ringo, I appreciate this!  Sapphocrat   Jun-18-06 07:23 PM   #18 
        - Sapph  Ringo84   Jun-18-06 08:45 PM   #25 
     - To give your brain a final twist  charlie   Jun-18-06 06:07 PM   #14 
        - Moyers! Wow!  Sapphocrat   Jun-18-06 07:29 PM   #19 
        - Wow  TallahasseeGrannie   Jun-18-06 08:19 PM   #24 
           - Yes, it would be easy to get that impression  charlie   Jun-18-06 08:47 PM   #26 
              - Whoa  TallahasseeGrannie   Jun-18-06 09:07 PM   #27 
     - Liberal Baptists  IanDB1   Jun-18-06 05:58 PM   #12 
        - Great links, Ian...  Sapphocrat   Jun-18-06 08:06 PM   #22 
           - Just to add to the mix here...  TreasonousBastard   Jun-18-06 11:05 PM   #29 
     - if one can possibly use that word in the same sentence as "Southern Baptist  Freedom_from_Chains   Jun-19-06 11:11 AM   #35 
        - Oh, I know I'm going to burn in hell...  Sapphocrat   Jun-19-06 01:59 PM   #36 
           - Well, there you have, from unquestionable authority.  Freedom_from_Chains   Jun-19-06 02:23 PM   #37 

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