non-denominational Christians (which is bull, I might add - how can a special interest group be considered non-denominational? That's against its own meaning
You've misunderstood the term. Â Non-denominational Christians refers to that rather large group, in the United States especially, who have no formal affiliation with a particular organization. Â A lot of fundamentalist Christians, who believe in enlightenment through direct study of the Bible and other scriptures, fall under this category. Â If you ask me, that's like doing medical school through the mail. Â But I digress. The term is often confused with the term "inter-denominational", which refers, usually, to some organization in which two or more denominations are involved. Â If you meant this, than your assertion actually makes a lot more sense, since the denominations often have fundamental metaphysical (the nature of the afterlife) and theological (the divinity of Jesus, the virginity of Mary) disagreements. Â Isn't religion fascinating? Â Okay, another digression, but this is a pet peeve of mine. Â If you are too stupid or lazy to formulate a coherent set of religious/spiritual beliefs, maybe you shouldn't have any. Â I hate it when people say that all religions teach the same thing. Â It's sloppy. Â What they mean is that the moral teachings are similar. Â That isn't even particularly the case, and they've left out the theological beliefs altogether, which is actually a more important aspect of religion. Â And unless you are an M. Div., maybe you shouldn't be making trying to interpret the Bible, or at least shouldn't be so damn sure about your ill formed conclusions. Â Unfortunately, as Mark Twain observed, ignorance does in fact seem to be invincible.