Monday, July 10, 2017

Fact of the Day: Southern Baptist Origin

Like the name suggests, Southern Baptists were once one with Baptists in general belief. The dominant Christian denomination in the American South separated from Northern baptists over the issue of slavery. While there are exceptions, the Southern Baptist Church has generally supported the conservative cause of the times such as white supremacy during the Civil Rights Movement and anti-LGBT policies today. 

9 comments:

  1. Interesting how churches split, similar to the Anglican split, over certain issues.

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  2. That's religion's "love" for you

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  3. I remember the distinction between the churches when I was growing up, the church my Mom always went to was an Independent Baptist Church.

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  4. No wonder Karl Marx called religion the "opiate of the masses."

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  5. All this reminds me of that classic Emo Philips joke:

    Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it!" He said, "Nobody loves me." I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?"

    He said, "Yes." I said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew?" He said, "A Christian." I said, "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?" He said, "Protestant." I said, "Me, too! What franchise?" He said, "Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?" He said, "Northern Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?"

    He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region." I said, "Me, too!"

    Northern Conservative†Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912." I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.

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  6. All religions has poorest of people, ah, poor people.

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