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    • Jonathan
    • 10.11.10 | 17:49 (IST)

    They'd call themselves "Bible believing Christians," though in actual practice, they will not engage outsiders in any sort of conversation. As a journalist covering one of their "rallys" they parroted their slogans and refused to respond to any of my questions. But I digress... these groups are Protestant in the sense that they are non-Catholic, but follow more in the vein of the relatively young (early 20th century) American fundamentalist sects that are independent of traditional protestant congregations like Presbyterians, etc. They would say they interpret the bible literally, and wouldn't claim any kind of "title". Rather, they claim the largest title of "Christian", a reflection of their belief that their interpretation of what it means to be Christian is the only correct one. (Disclaimer: I'm neither a Christian nor a member of their church, just trying to clear this up a bit for those unfamiliar.) They are very, very marginal, and hardly even classify as a religious group; as the story notes, the whole congregation consists almost entirely of one extended family - a family that reproduces in astonishing numbers - and the whole group numbers a few dozen at most.

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