Re: CHAT: Turtledove (was: RE: Nov 11th)
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 23, 1999, 2:11|
> Am 11/21 19:02 And Rosta yscrifef:
> > > I take it that you're a Congregationalist then?:) I like the
> > I didn;t understand the joke; I guess the joke is that
> Throughout _Lest Darkness Fall_ the protagonist deflects religious
> rivalry by saying "I'm a Congregationalist, that's the equivalent of *
> where I come from."
> * Catholic, Monophysite, Arian, etc.
What I meant was, I suspected that the choice of "Congregationalist"
was itself part of the joke, which is perhaps supported by what
> Congregationalism is a very decentralized denomination.
> Congregationalists have few shared qualities to distinguish them from
> other denominations. Essentially, each congregation is free to decide
> their own policy. At least, I think that's how it is.
I doubt Boudewijn is correct:
> No, no, congregationalism is believing in that American
> House of Parliament-like thingy... The Congress. At least,
> that was how I took it.
That would be called "Congressionalism", I reckon.