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The instances I'm referring to involved a Baptist and a Pentacost, but I frequently see all different Christian sects doing this. Usually it's Catholics. You don't see any other religion doing that!!

In the past few polls on here I have noticed some Christian sects complaining that their religion was not represented in a poll, though there was an option for 'Christian.' Why is it that some Christian sects do not consider themselves Christian?!

  • They do not truly know what they believe and therefore do not know how to correctly categorize it

    14%
  • Christians are not supportive of one another and so they take offense at being lumped with another Christian faith

    27%
  • Who knows why Christians do what they do?!

    23%
  • IDK, but it annoys the hell out of me too!!

    15%
  • Other, please explain

    19%
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Arismama05
Submitted by at 6:13 PM on Dec. 9, 2008
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In the past few polls on here I have noticed some Christian sects complaining that their religion was not represented in a poll, though there was an option for 'Christian.' Why is it that some Christian sects do not consider themselves Christian?!

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Arismama05
Submitted by at 6:13 PM on Dec. 9, 2008
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  • dbeattie
    Submitted by   at 7:03 PM on December 9, 2008

    I couldn't answer as I can't speak for those who stated this, but I'm a Pentecostal and am a Christian. I think maybe some people get religion and denomination confused.

  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 8:02 PM on December 9, 2008

    Each denomination sees the other denominations as so different that they think of themselves as a separate entity. And my experience is that people of other denominations tend to label me as Catholic rather than Christian. Many denominations don't see Catholics as being Christian and single them out as something else. That's just my personal experience though.

  • MamaBee07
    Submitted by   at 9:09 PM on December 9, 2008

    The only thing I complain about is when people say Catholics AREN'T Christian. I have never complained about just being called Christian. I don't know who's doing it and I haven't seen it, but I only put Catholic Christian in the comment section, but I'm not complaining about Catholicism not being a separate option from Christian.

  • stvmen88
    Submitted by   at 8:39 AM on December 10, 2008

    Not sure why. I'm Assembly of God,and a Christian, but I agree with what dbeattie said.

  • SahmTam
    Submitted by   at 1:22 PM on December 10, 2008

    For me if it's just a generic poll or simple answer to a question with people I don't know that well... I don't care... I just check or say "Christian".

    If it's a more in depth question or conversation, though, I elaborate so that I am not misrepresented. Because if I just say Christian, do you think of someone who worships on Saturday and does not keep Christmas or Easter, but keeps days considered to be Jewish? Most don't. But that's what we do and we ARE Christian... so when a conversation is about religion and gets more specific or in depth I like people to know that I consider myself to be "non-denominational 7th Day Sabbath-keeping" and not just "Christian", which is too non-specific for some conversations.

  • DesertRose...
    Submitted by   at 8:36 AM on December 11, 2008

    I beleive it's because some Christians live by God and some feel they have to preach Gods name.
    There's a big difference.

  • mamak57
    Submitted by   at 1:44 PM on December 12, 2008

    every Baptist church i know of call themselves Christians, in fact some believed that only Baptist practised Christianity correctly.


    That is why I refer to my self as unorthodox Christian because i believe that all Faiths have some truth in them and all have falsehoods

  • yovonna
    Submitted by   at 6:25 PM on December 12, 2008

    be cause they are not a follower and do what JESUS said to do.. If they have not repented of all sin and filled with the HOLY SPRIT they are not ChristanI Am the Way Art Print by Danny Hahlbohm

  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 10:00 PM on December 12, 2008

    Yovonna, how is that an answer to the question? You are just preaching. I'm confused.

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 10:12 AM on December 17, 2008

    Uh....maybe I missed those polls you were talking about.

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