"Well, if they believe that, they aren't a real Christian."

"That's not really a religion, more of a Path, or a religous philosophy."

"You can't be a Christian/Buddhist; they're mutually exclusive."

I've come across these sorts of statements a lot, both in real life and on the internet--even at AW. It always bothers me. I don't think any of us have a right to tell someone that their own definition of thier own religious beliefs is wrong, and we know what they really are.

But that's just my opinion. We're establishing a board culture for this room, and to me, this seems an important question. Are we allowed to make these sorts of determinations for others?

I guess the question is primarily for MacAllister, but I posted it in hopes of establishing some sort of board agreement, or at least understanding. After the discussion on Evil, I realized that simply agreeing on terms might be difficult on this board. Not that I'm complaining. This has been a lot of fun so far.