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Can you provide the specific evidence that proves that Baptism came before Orthodox Catholicism?
4/18/2009 4:46:23 PM
Were they splintered into a dozen factions back then, too?
4/18/2009 4:47:23 PM
This crap gets old, folks...
4/18/2009 4:53:01 PM
Wait, now Protestants aren't real Christians either? *only* baptists? Man, your numbers are really dwindling every day. Who's gonna go next? The Northern Baptists? 'cause only the South really serves Jesus?
4/18/2009 4:56:06 PM
Hey look, revisionist history.
No wonder so many churches are taking the "Baptist" out of their name.
4/18/2009 5:00:24 PM
Baptism is younger than you think. In fact, it got started in 15th century england.
4/18/2009 5:01:55 PM
Teh stoopid, it burns.
4/18/2009 5:08:48 PM
The Baptists think they are the only denomination that can trace their beginning back to the life of Christ. Therefore, we must conclude that the Baptists are either lying or are certifiably insane.
4/18/2009 5:09:06 PM
This crap gets old, folks...
To me, it's new. This is the first time I've heard it suggested that the Baptist denomination derives from a tradition that was forced underground by the Catholic Church.
4/18/2009 5:25:31 PM
4/18/2009 5:35:48 PM
From my experience – and I was raised Southern Baptist – Baptists can't even tell you what their church was like two generations back, much less two millennia. They just assume everything's always been exactly like it is now. I expect them to portray Jesus in a cheap polyester suit, with Judas banging away on an electric organ and other disciples passing big shiny plates down the rows of unpadded pews.
4/18/2009 5:48:51 PM
Revise history much?
4/18/2009 5:54:59 PM
All the more reason to think that Christianity as a whole is a crock of shit.
4/18/2009 5:57:21 PM
What branch of christianity doesn't make that claim?
4/18/2009 6:06:15 PM
That's right, Josh, you and the other Baptists are so special. Now go play in traffic.
4/18/2009 6:38:28 PM
Judean People's Front, People's Front of Judea, nothing to see here, move along...
4/18/2009 6:42:21 PM
I believe you are confusing the baptist church with baptism.
The Catholic church is the only church who can trace their roots to Christ (or atlest his disciples). It was founded by Peter and based on Christ's teachings.
4/18/2009 6:49:15 PM
"Citation Needed" sounds like making a mole hill out of a mountain, at this point. :X
4/18/2009 7:00:05 PM
Yeah, and the Freemasons trace their beginnings back to the builders of the pyramids and the Roman Catholics trace theirs back to the disciple, Peter. One is as believable as the other.
Seriously, one may find sects here and there that rejected infant baptism throughout Christianity, but they have no relationship to modern Baptists, or even connection to each other.
4/18/2009 7:37:19 PM
You guys can't even tell me what your religion was like two generations ago.
4/18/2009 7:54:16 PM
The baptist sect was founded in 16th century England
4/18/2009 8:03:26 PM
Posted before, but I really love this one by Emo Philips;
I was in San Fransisco once, walking along the Golden Gate Bridge, and I saw this guy on the bridge about to jump. So I thought I'd try to stall and detain him, long enough for me to put the film in. I said, "Don't jump!" and he turns... You've heard of the elephant man. He was kind of like that, he had a, well, you could say he had the head of a horse. And my heart went out to him. I said, "Why the long face?"
He said, "'Cause all my life people have called me mean names like horses-head or Flicka or chess-piece or Trigger..."
I said, "Well, don't worry about it, Ed. It can't be that bad."
He said, "My girlfriend's suing me!"
I said, "For palomino?"
He said, "Why was I put on this Earth?"
I said, "My friend, anywhere else you wouldn't stand a chance."
He said, "Nobody loves me."
I said, "God loves you, you silly ninny."
He said, "How do you know there's a God?"
I said, "Of course there's a God. Do you think that billions of years ago a bunch of molecules floating around at random could someday have had the sense of humor to make you look like that?"
He said, "I do believe in God."
I said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew?"
He said, "A Christian."
I said, "Me too. Protestant or Catholic?"
He said, "Protestant."
I said, "Me too! What franchise?"
He says, "Baptist."
I said, "Me too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?"
He says, "Northern Baptist."
I said, "Me too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?"
He says, "Northern Conservative Baptist."
I say, "Me too! Northern Conservative Fundamentalist Baptist or Northern Conservative Reform Baptist?"
He says, "Northern Conservative Fundamentalist Baptist."
I say, "Me too! Northern Conservative Fundamentalist Baptist Great Lakes Region or Northern Conservative Fundamentalist Baptist Eastern Region?"
He says, "Northern Conservative Fundamentalist Baptist Great Lakes Region."
I say, "Me too! Northern Conservative Fundamentalist Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879 or Northern Conservative Fundamentalist Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?"
He says, "Northern Conservative Fundamentalist Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912."
I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over!
4/18/2009 8:29:37 PM
You're either ignorant or a liar; which is it?
4/18/2009 9:19:10 PM
What about the Popular People's Front?
4/18/2009 9:47:16 PM
Lots of them think, simultaneously-- Catholics are not and have never been Christians *and* their denomination is 2,000 years old. No. You either include Catholics or your religion was invented in the 16th century.
4/18/2009 10:12:21 PM
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