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Which of the following applies most to you? (ESFJ's only)

  • Conservative Protestant

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • Moderate Protestant

    Votes: 4 30.8%
  • Liberal Protestant

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • Conservative Catholic

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • Moderate Catholic

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Liberal Catholic

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Conservative Eastern Orthodox

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Moderate Eastern Orthodox

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • Liberal Eastern Orthodox

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Conservative Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Moderate Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Liberal Other

    Votes: 1 7.7%
  • I do not consider myself a Christian

    Votes: 3 23.1%
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Hello ESFJ's! How many of you identify as Christian? If you do, what broad-base denomination do you belong to and how liberal or conservative do you consider yourself? Any answers help, even if you aren't a Christian.

Conservative Christianity, broadly speaking, is a belief in the inerrancy or near-inerrancy of the Bible, a generally literal reading of the Bible, and a belief that the death and resurrection of Jesus is the one way to salvation. There is much overlap here with Christian fundamentalism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_fundamentalism

Liberal Christianity, broadly speaking, is a generally non-literal reading of the Bible, consideration of the Bible as a text essentially by man about God, and a belief in the non-exclusivity of Christianity as truth. Here is the wikipedia article on it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_christianity

If you think one of the above describes your beliefs in essence, select it. If not, select moderate.

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Thanks everyone!
 

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Honestly I've never considered "liberal Christians" actually Christians. To me, being a Christian means that you understand and agree with the doctrine [the Bible] of Christianity. It's like saying I'm a "liberal Muslim" but I've never really read the Koran, or if you have you disagree with most of it.... what?

Liberal Christians I often call Deists, or those that believe in theism. But here I'm getting technical. =P

I guess I should say that I would consider myself in your "Conservative Christian" group. Many people would call me "old-fashioned" in my morality system, as I don't date unless I'm serious about the guy and it's headed toward marriage, and I'm saving my purity for marriage, etc. A lot of people have called me "one of a kind" so I probably fall in your most conservative group.

So yeah... hope that helps some. =)
 

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Moderate Eastern Orthodox, by choice.

I selected moderate because I feel that the relationship between God and someone is personal. Trying to force a set of ethos on someone is not how you show God's love for his people. It's not that I don't care about other people, but you can't "make" people into whatever religion you believe in. Only the willing need apply :proud:

-ZDD
 

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I was raised in a Catholic family, I mean my mother is a Catholic and my father wasn't but, church and all.

I think after about the age of 12 I became lightly and then more and more firmly convinced that, if there is a God or something, it was so beyond I and everyone else's comprehension that I couldn't really be religious. I also feel that if their is a God, any God I believe in wouldn't just arbitrarily send people to hell if they were good people but didn't take his/her wishy washy smoke signal signs too seriously. How could you hold it against people? If it were that clear, God could make it clear with a bulletin in the New York Times
 

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Liberal Christian. The God I believe in made us complicated, opinionated, stubborn, and with the ability to make educated decisions. I refuse to believe that there is only one true way to heaven, and that way is through such and such faith. There are too many factions just due to a difference of interpretation of the Bible or whatever religious text.

My thoughts. :)
 
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I no longer consider myself Christian, but growing up I was a Liberal Catholic. I accepted the idea that Catholicism is not the only truth, that the Bible was culturally influenced, and that a literal interpretation of the Bible is inappropriate for a modern context.
 
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