Sunday, August 31, 2008

Is She or Isn't She?

Apparently there was some initial confusion on Palin' "denominational identity":
"From John Allen, Jr., of National Catholic Reporter, The initial confusion surrounding Palin’s denominational identity, therefore, has a simple explanation: She doesn’t have one.
Instead, Palin appears to be part of that rapidly expanding galaxy of “post-denominational” Christianity, where elements of Evangelical and Pentecostal styles of faith and worship fuse into a myriad of unique local combinations, and where old denominational loyalties are essentially dead...."

The folks over at Insight Scoop go on to make an interesting observation:

Who does the serious, orthodox Catholic have more in common with when it comes to living in the real world: the Anglican who is for "gay marriage" and women's ordination, or the Evangelical who upholds traditional sexual morality, opposes abortion, and might even (gasp!) denounce contraceptives? The Methodist who denies the inspiration of Scripture and adheres to radical feminist interpretations of the Bible, or the Fundamentalist who believes the Bible is the Word of God and that objective truth does indeed exist? (read the entire post here that discusses both conversations.)

My favorite quote from the article: "There are many Catholics who are Protestant, and many Protestants who are Catholic."

I'd like to think I fit in that category.

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