Quote Originally Posted by Mathman
Heyang, I don't see how you or your friend can set yourselves up as arbiters of who is a true Christian (me) and who isn't (the other guys). A Christian is a person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. This believe is honored by different people in different ways.

Anti-Catholic bigotry is not very "Christian," to me.

I wasn't arbitrating, but simply explaining a conversation I had with a friend who calls herself a Christian. By her definition, Christian's study the teachings of Christ - they dont' simply believe that Jesus is the son of God. Thus, you have the debate about who considers themselves Christian.

As for me, I believe there is a higher power, but I just don't know what to call 'it'. In the meantime, I try to treat people with respect and have fun. When I meet a person, my 1st thought is not about their religion or sexual orientation or culture or race. It's about how we interact.