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  •  Did not know that about the UMC. (3+ / 0-)
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    gas28man, YucatanMan, OhioNatureMom

    Guess it varies by location. Generally they have been pretty decent.

    If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. ~Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849

    by shigeru on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 06:27:06 PM PST

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    •  UMC is just Baptist-lite (5+ / 0-)

      In the South, when you can't deal with the snake-handlin' Baptists, but you still love your Jesus and can't imagine becoming Catholic, you turn to the Methodists.

      •  Where I came from, UMC was significantly (2+ / 0-)
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        llywrch, OhioNatureMom

        more reasonable and considerate than any Baptists in our parts.  But then, mileage probably varies from locale to locale.

        Baptist-lite wouldn't describe Methodists I'm familiar with at all.   They were more like Liberal Lutherans than anything related to Baptists.  ;-)

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 10:29:48 PM PST

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      •  Not so outside the South (0+ / 0-)

        In my home town, and back in my youth (a long time ago), the Baptists were tee-totaling folk who thought playing cards and attending movies were sinful. The Methodists thought none of that. They were boring mainstream Protestants. But boring was a problem for them. The average age of my Mom's church was about 80 and they weren't attracting any young members (and failed to attract me).

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