Christians on Myspace

September 2, 2007 at 5:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Have you ever noticed that most christians on myspace choose Christian-other as their religion? I don’t think that I have ever seen a myspace profile that says Protestant. Have Protestant christians stopped using the word Protestant to describe themselves? Why would they do this?

Here are the options a person can choose for their Myspace profile:
No Answer
Agnostic
Atheist
Buddhist
Catholic
Christian-other
Hindu
Jewish
Mormon
Muslim
Other
Protestant
Scientologist
Toaist
Wiccan

Dictionary.com’s definition of Protestant:
1. any Western Christian who is not an adherent of a Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern Church.
2. an adherent of any of those Christian bodies that separated from the Church of Rome during the Reformation, or of any group descended from them.

I do not know what the definition of Christian-other would be. If someone knows, please tell me.

A few months ago I was talking to a christian and I used the word Protestant to describe him. He was very offended. He thought that Protestant referred to the people that attend Westboro Baptist Church. (For those of you who do not know, Westboro Baptist Church is know for protesting soldiers’ funerals and Godhatesfags.com.) I had to educate him and explain to him why I used that word to describe him.

I think the problem is very simple. Believers do not know the history of their religion. Which is very sad. I do not think that christian leaders are teaching them all that they should. If christians knew about the Inquisition and the Crusades would they still believe or associate themselves with the christian religion?

Ashley Decker

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