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    And that applies to me, too, I might add. The whole "priesthood of the believer" thing is very much a Baptist feature, along with the idea of "soul competency." That's why there are so many different Baptist churches; if three Baptists get into a disagreement, you end up with five new churches, as the joke goes.

    While it is absolutely true that not every conservative evangelical is narrow-minded and judgmental, many of them are. The emphasis on accepting the Bible's every word as literally true constrains human logic and squishes reason and rationality into some very strange shapes. I hope you've found a happier place to be on Sundays, whether that's in a church or at home or out enjoying the company of friends.

    The whole point of society is to be less unforgiving than nature. - Arthur D. Hlavaty

    by Alice Venturi on Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 09:48:16 PM PDT

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