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

  • Conservative Protestant

    Votes: 5 16.1%
  • Moderate Protestant

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Liberal Protestant

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • Conservative Catholic

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • Moderate Catholic

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Liberal Catholic

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • Conservative Eastern Orthodox

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Moderate Eastern Orthodox

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Liberal Eastern Orthodox

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Conservative Other

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • Moderate Other

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • Liberal Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I do not consider myself a Christian

    Votes: 19 61.3%
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Hello ISTJ's! How many of you identify as Christian? If you do, what broad-base denomination do you belong to and how liberal or conservative of a Christian 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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Tag me or quote me if you want to get my attention on this thread. If there's an option you would like to select, but isn't available, let me know and I'll enter your information manually if possible. Also, this may be a fool's hope, but I'd prefer to keep this thread free of religious debate. I'm simply gathering data here.

Thanks everyone!
 

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@RandrothI'm not sure if I agree with your definitions of conservative Christianity vs. liberal Christianity, especially since I took a Christian Diversity class that involved looking into different denominations. But I voted anyway. Overall, I felt that the categories were overly simplified. There are many denominations that would fall into your description of Conservative Christianity that are actually as different as night and day.
 

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@RandrothI'm not sure if I agree with your definitions of conservative Christianity vs. liberal Christianity, especially since I took a Christian Diversity class that involved looking into different denominations. But I voted anyway. Overall, I felt that the categories were overly simplified. There are many denominations that would fall into your description of Conservative Christianity that are actually as different as night and day.
I understand that there may be people who are similar in conservatism or liberalism but vastly different in other beliefs, but it's this particular dimension (which is not really necessarily tied to any of the broad denominations) that I'm interested in singling out. As for whether or not I'm using the correct definitions, there are number of potential definitions for those terms, depending on if you're looking for theological strictness (like this poll), political involvement, etc. So I recognize that there are other potential definitions for those terms (and if it comes across like I think I have the only right definitions I will edit my post), but this is a set of definitions that are widely used and broadly applicable across both Christianity and other religions.

How about nondenominational?
Depends on what exactly is meant by nondenominational. A lot of self-identified nondenominational Christians (including most of those that I know) are Protestants who don't fall neatly into a smaller division such as the Baptists or Presbyterians. If this is the case then I'd go for Protestant. If you simply don't follow any of the major denominations, then I'd go for other.
 

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Agnostic.

Note that I don't believe in ANY religion. They are all intepreted by man, therefore flawed by definition.
 

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I've attended Assemblies of God and Calvary (non-denominational) churches. I'm comfortable in both environments. Although I probably like Calvary churches better, I ended up making more friends at the AOG church, so I stayed for the sake of fellowship.
 
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