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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 Nik says:
> 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. --And.