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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


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comment Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
@MaskedPlant: That would be very difficult to ask as a constructive question here, you would have to scope it carefully. But the answer is relatively simple. Neither Catholics nor Protestants nor Orthodox reject each other as being not part of some core markers that identify them Christian. They might reject that they are "true" Christians and might say they got Christianity all wrong, but they still recognize that some of the starting principles are the same.
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comment Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
@dongle26: If nothing else, you have a tradition of claiming you don't have a tradition. Even if you were a cult who's beliefs were a radical departure from any previous version Christian faith (they are not), you still ARE and HAVE a tradition. That tradition also has heritage. It came from somewhere, maybe through many iterations, but you bring that heritage with you.
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revised You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
I guess I'm not a fundy, I had to look Francis Turretin up.
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comment Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
Hey @dongle26 you might note that I have completely rewritten my answer. i hope that helps make the whole issue make a little more sense. We'd still love to see you in Christianity Chat if you'd like to talk about issue regarding the scope of this site and our general guidelines.
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revised According to reformed theology, why are certain important doctrines not “obvious”? [i.e. why does the Westminister Confession even exist?]
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comment How to compare Christian pastor credentials?
Again, I didn't downvote -- but your personal belief about pastor's education is irrelevant to this question. The only fragment of this that is relevant is not very helpful at all (one common reason for downvotes).
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comment You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
@AffableGeek: If you're feeling spunky I have a few junk questions still floating around from some of my earlier experiments on the site ;) And don't worry, VTC's expire. Casting them is the right thing to do.
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comment What is fundamentalism?
You might be a "fundamentalist" if ___
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comment You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
@AffableGeek: I edited pretty significantly to try get away from the duplicated part and focus on the aspect that is different in my question.
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comment You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
@MasonWheeler: I agree. Most people's ideas of "conservative" have no bearing on Christianity and it doesn't belong as a label for religious belief. I included it in that list because it gets missused quite a lot.
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comment You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
Way to match the meme!